I bought a trailer from academy last fall finally getting around to doing something with it . I have the temporary tag and buyers tag receipt. I managed to lose the actual receipt, so besides getting academy to get me a copy what else do I need to get a title ? When I bought my utility trailer , all the paperwork was done in house and came with a manufacturer statement of origin but that was years ago . I feel like I’m missing a bunch of paperwork .
This should help you. I got it straight from the DVM in Austin. When I bought my trailer.
Thank you for contacting us. It is my pleasure to assist you today.
Title Requirements for Trailers:
Title is required if the trailer is over 4,000 pounds gross weight or was previously titled Title is optional if the trailer is 4,000 pounds gross weight or less
Registration Requirements for Trailers:
Registration is required for trailers, regardless of their gross weight
Exceptions for Farm Trailers:
Title is required if the farm trailer is over 34,000 pounds gross weight or was previously titled Title is optional if the farm trailer is 34,000 pounds gross weight or less Registration is optional if the farm trailer is 4,000 pounds gross weight or less Farm trailers are exempt from inspection
To apply for title and/or registration, you may go in person to your local county tax office.
There are forms to fill out and some required documentation needed. Detailed instructions and how to download the forms are attached.
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Melody || Customer Service Representative Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
Consumer Relations Division
Email: AskDMV@TxDMV.gov Phone:1-512-465-3000 or 1-888-368-4689
"I don't believe the fee applies if it was never used on the road." Yeppers, but nopers - they wouldn't take my word for it. Must be more deliberate in Comal County. Mine hadn't been used and they didn't care.