To register a homemade trailer
You will need the following:
Proof of identification;
Original receipts/titles for all parts used;
A notarized statement containing:
parts and material used; and
the date and location where parts were purchased (If parts were taken from another trailer/vehicle, you must list the VIN from each vehicle).
A certified weight slip:
If the trailer weighs more than 2,500 lbs. (unladen), it must also be titled.
Color photographs showing all angles of trailer.
A Vehicle Registration Application (Form BA-49 found only at motor vehicle agencies).
Completed Application for Certificate of Title for Home-Made Trailer (Form OS/SS-32).
Completed Universal Title Application (Form OS/SS-UTA)
Payment fee for registration (Code 22)
Payment fee for titling (if applicable)
$60 for a standard vehicle.
$85 for a financed vehicle with one lien.
$110 for a finance vehicle with two liens.
The MVC accepts American Express® card, Visa® card, MasterCard® card, check, money order or cash.
The N.J.S.A. 39:3-.8 limits vehicles of this type to the following dimensions:
Width: 96 inches
Height: 13 feet, 6 inches
Length (single vehicle): 35 feet
Length (semi-trailer and towing vehicle): 48 feet
Length (trailer and towing vehicle): 58 feet
When figuring any dimension, safety equipment items (such as mirrors or lights) are not included if they do not exceed the overall limitations.
If the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) (including load) is more than 3,000 lbs. or 40% of the towing vehicle's gross weight, the trailer must be equipped with brakes.