Chapter 32-03

Owners of trailers used with automobiles, pickups and vans weighing less than 6,000lbs must purchase a regular annual trailer plate. There is no restriction on the weight carried by trailers licensed in this manner.

Vehicles licensed for gross weight (commercial and noncommercial) may tow any regularly licensed trailer as long as the weight of the trailer plus its load is included in the gross weight license of the towing vehicle.

For trailers exempt from licensing (see Trailers Exempt from Licensing), the weight of the trailer and the load being hauled is not included in determining the declared gross weight of the vehicle.

An Application for Motor Vehicle Title and Registration must be completed and filed in the county of the applicant's residence. The application must be filed in the county of the new applicant's residence. The application must be signed by the record owner(s) or by an authorized agent for the record owner(s). If the application is signed by an authorized agent, a power of attorney document must be attached to verify the appointment.

A trailer being pulled by a truck licensed under the declared gross weight schedule or a commercial licensed vehicle may display a trailer identification plate. This will be the only license identification required on the trailer. The $10 fee is a one-time only fee, as long as the trailer is owned by the applicant.

No identification plate may be displayed on a recreational vehicle. In the event the trailer identification plate is lost, the licensee must complete a duplicate plate affidavit and submit a $10 fee to the county treasurer.

Motor vehicle titling and registration fees are done through your local county treasurers office. Click here for all applicable license fees that must be paid to the county treasurer.

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