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Registering a boat trailer

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I recently obtained a free boat trailer from a friend (legally) but he does not have any registration papers for it. Does anyone know if I can get a license plate for this trailer without any registration papers.
Thanks in advance…………….
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I'm almost sure trailers are registered through DMV, so I'd recommend calling them. Perhaps there are still enough employees remaining during this state-budget crunch to answer the phone.

But the trailer should have an identifier on its axle, which can be used to find the previous owner (I think).

Well, I guess I haven't been much help at all, huh?
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   hunt r
Go to any police station and ask for a physical inspection. They will check to see if it has been reported stolen, then they will issue you a free document. Take this to a title company or tthe dmv and they will give you a title. License plate is $70 and a permanent tag is $2oo total.
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If you have the old plate on the trailer you can take your friend with you to the neasrest notary and they can guide you through all the paperwork. That is as long as he is the registered owner. You have to have the registered owner there to sign the paperwork over to you.
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    Country
if it has the numbers on the trailer you can be helped. if it has been longer than 10 years since it has been registered, it has been purged from DMV system. you will need the title at that point. refer to the gentlemans statement below about inspection, then to DMV or notary, etc.
if you dont have numbers on trailer either, much harder. I have one now. figure it out, let me know.

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Trailers are treated just like automobiles. The state of La issues a title. Here's what you need to do. You and your friend go together to a title transfer office (they are all over) You need a bill of sale from your friend to you, the title place can notarize this. Then, you pay $50 for a duplicate title and then the transfer fees and sales tax on the trailer. The title company will get a duplicate title in the name of the seller, then transfer title to you, you will get a new title in the mail approximately 2 weeks later. At the time of transfer, the title company will give you a registration and license plate on the spot in most instances.

It will help if you have the old license plate with the registration numbers on it. If not, there is a VIN tag on the trailer. The title company can pull up the registration info by VIN.

You may spend $20 or so more by going to a title transfer place, but you won't have to wait in a DMV line.
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There are still enough employees remaining during this state-budget crunch to answer the phone.

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   xjohnx
Its ver easy. Go to the Dmv and register your trailer. I also register my trailer that i purchased from Torrez market
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