Registering a Trailer in Louisiana

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Registering a Trailer in Louisiana

Postby Eddielbs » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:30 am

Registering a Homemade Trailer

If you're interested in registering a homemade trailer, the first step is to contact your local Louisiana State Police Troop to arrange for an inspection. After the inspection, the trooper will issue a vehicle identification number (VIN) that will allow you to complete the rest of the registration process at a local OMV. You are required to obtain a VIN, because this number is what uniquely identifies your trailer.

The OMV will collect between $5 and $10 for the VIN assignment, depending on where it was issued. The title fee for your homemade trailer is $18.50, plus an $8 handling fee. The OMV will typically charge between $10 and $25 for license plates, depending upon the type of trailer.

Boat trailer and utility trailer registrations are valid for four years. You must renew all other trailer registrations annually. As a courtesy, the OMV will send you a reminder notice in the mail shortly before your registration is set to expire.
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Postby GPW » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:43 pm

For 70 bucks , you can get a lifetime trailer plate ... :thumbsup:
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Re: Registering a Trailer in Louisiana

Postby Tommy2tone_1999 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:21 pm

Here's what I had to do on mine recently. I have a TD built on a NT 5x8 trailer. Take the trailer or TD to the OMV in Baton Rouge on Independence Blvd. Drive around to the back and let the DPS police inspect it and if necessary they will stamp a VIN on it. Have your bill of sale and the certificate of origin if you have one. They will issue an affidavit to you that you will take to the front at the OMV. You can also get the DPS police to weigh it for you while he inspects it. When you get to the OMV take a number and wait. Tell them you want a lifetime license The total comes to about $120. DONE!
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