Initial Trailer Registration

Trailers with an empty weight of less than 2,000 lbs are issued a registration only.

Trailers with an empty weight of 2,000 lbs or more are issued a title and registration.

In order to register a trailer, our office will need to see the following documents:

Purchase of a NEW trailer:

  • Photo Identification
  • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) signed over to the purchaser. This will be issued by the seller (dealer).
  • Bill of sale including the description of the trailer, purchaser and seller information, and proof of payment of sales tax.

Purchase of a USED trailer:

  • 1,999 lbs or less –
    • Photo Identification
    • Bill of sale including the complete description of the trailer, purchaser and seller information.
    • Previous owner’s license plate number.
    • If the used trailer (homemade or manufactured) has never been registered in Florida, a certified weight slip is also needed. A temporary license plate may be purchased at our office for the purpose of obtaining the trailer weight.
  • More than or equal to 2,000 lbs –
    • Photo Identification
    • Title with “Transfer of Title by Seller” section completed
    • If empty weight of trailer does not appear on the title, a certified weight slip is needed.

Homemade Trailer:

  • Less than 2,000 lbs –
    • Photo Identification
    • A certified weight slip is needed. A temporary license plate may be purchased at our office for the purpose of obtaining the trailer weight.
  • More than or equal to 2,000 lbs –
    • These transactions are processed through the DMV Compliance Examiner’s office.
      Please contact our office at (352) 341-6500 for more information.

Trailer Fees

(Fees based on a full 12 month registration period)
Weight Fee
Under 500 lbs $46.85
501 to 800 lbs $46.81
801 to 1000 lbs $47.98
1001 to 1360 lbs $52.00
1361 to 1999+ lbs $53.81
Transfer of a current plate $12.35
Title Transfer Fee $75.75
Title Printing Fee by mail $2.50