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    Need help with getting a license plate for a trailer

    So I got a trailer from my mom to use for my bike. Its a small 6' trailer. She got it with a riding mower she bought. It has never had a license plate or anything. I dont have a title or any of that nonsense. How can I go about getting it legal? I tried looking at the TXDMV but its kinda confusing. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Robertson View Post
    So I got a trailer from my mom to use for my bike. Its a small 6' trailer. She got it with a riding mower she bought. It has never had a license plate or anything. I dont have a title or any of that nonsense. How can I go about getting it legal? I tried looking at the TXDMV but its kinda confusing. Thanks!
    You can register it as a homemade and then once you have that you can get plates for it.
    I did this for a small 2 rail dirt bike trailer that I bought but did not have a title for and wanted to put it on the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Anderson View Post
    You can register it as a homemade and then once you have that you can get plates for it.
    I did this for a small 2 rail dirt bike trailer that I bought but did not have a title for and wanted to put it on the street.
    This.

    Did it just a few months ago. The clerks are very helpful when I was there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quan Luu View Post
    This.

    Did it just a few months ago. The clerks are very helpful when I was there
    awesome, thanks for the advice! I will try and go the homemade route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Anderson View Post
    You can register it as a homemade and then once you have that you can get plates for it.
    I did this for a small 2 rail dirt bike trailer that I bought but did not have a title for and wanted to put it on the street.
    x3.

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    Since the trailer is under 4000lbs then you don't have to do the inspection just the registration

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Partee View Post
    Since the trailer is under 4000lbs then you don't have to do the inspection just the registration
    I was told over 4500 lbs then a safety inspection is required from the clerk when i was doing my trucks a few months ago.
    I guess I'll find out for sure around June.

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    and it is also gross weight, so the weight of the trailer fully loaded. I just did this last week when (finally) transferring a title from Florida. The trailer weight was 2400 as listed on the title, but she asked what the weight was of whatever I was going to load into it.
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