Transferring ownership of a trailer may have to be done using a Georgia trailer bill of sale if the transaction takes place in this state. Find out detailed information on the requirements that you must comply with to purchase or sell this vehicle.
Do You Have to Register a Trailer in Georgia?
Yes, the state requires that all trailers are registered. There are different timeframes given for this procedure, such as:
- If you are a new resident of Georgia, you are required to register your trailer within 30 days from the date you move to the
- If you purchase a trailer from an individual, you have seven days to register it.
- If you purchase your trailer from the dealer, you have 30 days to register the vehicle.
Please note that the dealer may submit necessary documents for registration instead of you to do you a favor, but the one is not required to do it by law. If you fail to register your trailer within the given timeframe, you will have to pay a fine of up to $100.
Also, if you purchase or transfer ownership of a trailer, you must immediately apply for your title and receive or transfer a Georgia license plate. A Georgia title is required for 1986 and newer year model travel trailers weighing 2,001 pounds or more.
How Can You Register Your Trailer in Georgia?
If it is a trailer used for personal purposes, you will need to register it at the County Tag Office in the location you live in, and it is where you may need to use a trailer bill of sale.
If you use a trailer for business purposes, it must be registered at the County Tag Office depending on the location of your business.
You will need to provide the following documents:
- A driver’s license or ID card valid in the state
- Proof of ownership
- Form MV-1 Title or Tag Application
- Proof of insurance
In this case, you will need to provide a bill of sale if it is a trailer produced in 1985 or earlier, which does not require a title. There is Form T-7 of a bill of sale that you can use in case of selling or buying a trailer in Georgia. It is a free template available in a printable PDF format that you can download to your PC.