Re: Homemade trailer registration in PA
You say home made modified ?
If original boat trailer and it was titled before and if that title could be recovered. just license it as a boat trailer for a year then say you modified it and want a reconstructed title If you can keep the gross wt under 3000 lbs you don't need brakes and no inspection, and the other thing you can get plates for this class $6.00 year or a 5 yr plate for $30.00
To get a title ??
I'll agree our system sucks! You may be ask where you got the parts if you don't have receipts for all materials you put into the build.
You will take two pictures of it a ¾ of the front and a ¾ of the rear to show the taillights and side markers.tongue construction with the safety chains.
Pa. want's money so you will have to show a value for a homemade one so a lot of things would have to be carefully thought out, right down to the last bolt. Now you can come up with a cost to build including materials.
Now here is the fun part ! Now since you have a cost of say $1100.00 when you go for the title you will pay $66.00 for sales tax alone, before title,Notary, new plate charges, and what ever the new laws are.
I can't see that the different counties would be different in laws , but then again this is Armstrong.
If all goes well ? then they will send a plate with VIN for the trailer to be mounted on same, a title, and a license plate. By the way these may not come in this order or even close to one another.
Another thing to mention Don't call DMV after dinner you will be on hold til quitting time listening to a lousy recording. [I think it is because they mess up so bad and still trying to straighten out the day before business.
Don't get me wrong I love Pa and I have a lot of money invested in taxes here.
Last edited by Jim Hayes; 01-10-2009 at 11:41 PM.
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