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It's the Law

Legal Requirements for Trailers


Trailers must be registered with your county tax assessor just like your automobile.

If the gross weight of the vessel and trailer exceeds 4,500 lbs., the trailer must be equipped with brakes.

Trailers must have proper lighting, including turn signals, taillights, and brake lights. All trailer lights must be maintained in an operable condition.

All towing vehicles must be connected to the trailer by a set of safety chains or a cable of sufficient strength to maintain connection under all conditions.

Contact the tax assessor in your county for complete details on requirements for your trailer.