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Boat being pulled on a trailer

All trailers owned and operated in California, and used to transport vessels of any size, must be licensed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

  • By law, your trailer must be equipped with taillights, brake lights, turn signals and clearance lights.
  • It is against the law to tow a trailered vessel containing a passenger, except when launching the vessel or loading the vessel on the trailer.