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Trailer Registration

Trailers that are 2001 or newer with a carrying capacity of 3,001 lbs or more require a title. A vehicle identification check (VIN) is required if the trailer is currently titled out of state. A safety inspection is required for all trailers 1,000 lbs & greater. List of RI inspection stations.

Purchased Trailer

  • Bill of sale
  • Proof of the previous ownership
  • Application for Registration
  • Use Tax form
  • Proof of insurance. The insurance information is for the vehicle pulling the trailer.
  • Costs are listed in the DMV Fee Table
  • Title is required if trailer is 2001 or newer with a carrying capacity of 3,001 & greater.
  • If purchased at a RI dealership, tax will be collected at the time of sale, tax exempt form and proof of tax paid will be required
  • Information regarding the length and GVW of the trailer is required at the time of registration.

Homemade Trailer

Purchased Homemade Trailer