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Title for trailers

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by stevenf, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    I found a 4x8ft trailer someone is selling for $30.00. I would like to fix it up, put 2ft walls on it and use it for mulch and cleanup jobs.
    They dont have any papers for it.
    question: Could I get a title for it without haveing any past information about it? How do these things work?
  2. ghfire

    ghfire LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    I live in st. louis and had this same issue come up. All I did was get a homemade trailer title for it. Contact your dept of revenue and see how you can get this done. It only ran me about 50 bucks.
  3. BentleyOutdoors

    BentleyOutdoors LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    Move to KY and you dont need Titles or License tags for trailers...haha got to love KY
  4. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    Did you mention it was homemade or did they suggest you do so when you explained the story?
    They didnt ask for receipes for the materials you built it with?
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Here in Michigan, you take it to get it weighed. This can be done at a salvage yard or a place like an aggregate place...as long as it has certified scales. After that, you take that to the secretary of state and apply for either a lost title, or a new assembled title. They give you a temporary and the actual one is mailed to you. Even with the temporary, you can get a registration for it, They just changed it here in Michigan a few years ago, because now, you only purchase one registration, and it is a permanent one...there is no renewal. This works out well worth it if you are keeping your trailer for a number of years.
  6. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    thats pretty much the same process as here in Fl.

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