In order to register a utility trailer There are different requirements depending on the place of your residence, as each jurisdiction has its own guidelines and laws for its registration.
However, the general regulations, since you will use it to safely tow for example a motorcycle, a boat behind the vehicle when you are driving on the road, there are basic guidelines to follow and the process will be easier if you read it below …
Basic requirements for registering a utility trailer
Step 1: In order to register a utility trailer Investigate by contacting the motor vehicle department of the city where you live, simply do it through their official website.
In the event that your area does not have a branch with a website, please contact us personally by visiting the office.
Step 2: Before heading to the department of motor vehicles, have your driver’s license and other acceptable identification with you, such as a valid photo ID card.
Step 3: As a basic requirement, you must present proof that you are the owner, such as the official date of purchase, as the invoice will include the year, brand, body, weight and identification number as well as the information of the buyer and seller.
Step 4: When registering the trailer you must provide the title and in the event that you do not have it despite having recently purchased it, you must follow the procedures established by the department of motor vehicles so that you can obtain it.
You should even have the trailer examined and subjected to a safety inspection. To do this, you must go to one of the inspection stations of the motor vehicle department.
If the trailer requires a safety inspection, they can provide you with a temporary record, the duration and rate of which is determined by the department of motor vehicles in your region.
Step 5: You will need to complete the application form to register the trailer and pay the required taxes.
Regarding fees, these can vary depending on the location and include a registration fee, title fee, a security fee, administrative fees and sales tax if your region charges it.
Step 7: Keep in mind that the duration of the trailer registration will vary depending on the laws and regulations established by the department of motor vehicles in your region, although it usually does not extend for more than two years.
Step 8: Be sure to provide adequate trailer insurance based on what you want to tow and drive on the road, as you must provide protection for both the trailer and what you plan to tow.
After you have completed the application process and registered the trailer, you will correctly attach the license plate.
Considerations for registering a utility trailer
Keep in mind for register a utility trailer that you bought through a dealer, you must present the original manufacturer’s certificate of origin duly assigned by the selling dealer, as copies are not accepted.
If you bought the used trailer from a private individual or dealer, you must present the original title duly signed by the seller.
In the event that the state does not title trailers, you must present the most recent registration along with the original bill of sale as copies are not accepted.
If you bought the trailer from a dealer you will need to present the seller’s invoice, accompanied by a legible copy of the application.
You will also present a legible copy of each owner’s driver’s license, otherwise they will be returned as they are not legible.
Even the owner and applicant identification must be completed accurately with the full name, address, date of birth and owner’s or renter’s driver’s license number if applicable.
The description of the trailer must be completed in its entirety with all the required information, since the weight of the trailer is necessary, since if its space is empty in the title, an estimated weight will be required.
In this case there will be a lien if it is 2,000 pounds or more. In turn, the state and use of the trailer must be completed indicating what you will use it for.
You will also complete the information about the owner of the property with the name, address and the date of attachment if applicable.
If the trailer was previously registered in another state with an empty weight of 2,000 pounds or more, an agent must personally verify the trailer’s identification number for any tears, erasures, or alterations.
The identification number must be identical to the number you enter on the form.
The officer verifying the vehicle identification number will fill in the date, printed name, badge or identification number and sign.
In the event that you use the trailer for work as a farmer, you are required to show:
A registration card for an agricultural operation issued by the minister of agriculture and food.
Remember that the way you bought the trailer will determine which forms you need to fill out for registration.
Therefore, if you have bought it from a private individual, you will present the title signed by a notary, the release of the guarantee, the application for the title, the disclosure of damages and the declaration of risk,
But if you bought it from a dealer, you will file the title application, the damage disclosure statement, and the hazard statement.
If the trailer was titled in the name of the registered owner and you have the title, you will present: the title with the notary’s signature, the application for the title and the risk statement.
In the event that the title is in the possession of a registered creditor, you will present: the registration card, the title application, the risk statement and the trailer taxes.
Note that the property taxes on the trailer you wish to register must be paid by going to the county tax assessor, as this is not handled by the fundraising agency or the DMW.