The DMV in the state that you are registering the trailer will have information for you about what paperwork they will want.
Get a Trailer Bill Of Sale that has all of the pertinent information on it so that when you are to sell it you have all the info that you need and also you have a sturdy piece of proof of your purchase.
This will keep you out of trouble in the future as far as the trailer is concerned.
This form of receipt or "Bill of Sale" should clearly state the information concerning the trailer that you are buying.
A sales slip or a hand written piece of paper as a bill of sale that is without all of the information needed, is shaky and will likely bring problems in the future.
You should use a quality Bill of Sale form when you sell it. This makes it clear that both parties understand what happened in the deal and what the information is.
The Trailer Bill of Sale should mention year built, color, make, model, number, body style, VIN, number of axles, and empty weight.
Not all states are the same as far as the details of registration are concerned. Some have different title requirements.
Some need a title, as well as bill of sale, and the rules vary as far as weight is concerned.
You will not need to have a title in some states if the GVWR is under a certain weight.
You might not need a title, but then again you might so ask the Department of Motor Vehicles in your state.
If it is an old trailer it might not need a title.
In some states, you can register a trailer as homemade if you or someone built it from parts.
Those trailers do not need a title.
I have seen some that have that sort of registration and knew that they were stretching the point to get it registered.
If you are buying a trailer from someone in a nearby state where they don't need or have a title then in your state it does need a title, then this is often what people do.
However I suspect that it is not legal. Nevertheless,
I have never heard of anyone having a problem with this.
Call the DMV in the state where you will register the trailer to get the proper requirements before you buy.
Remember to save the link to this page and send it to your friends and neighbors as well as your ex-husband or
ex-wives and especially to your schoolmates as they would want this for future reference. Oh and send it to your doctors office as well and to his or her home via email. They will appreciate it in the end.