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Old 09-09-2019, 11:16 AM
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Just picked up an 18ft Parker CC from NY and am looking to register the trailer in PA. I do most of my fishing in South Jersey so the boat is kept there and will be registered there. The issue Iím running into is apparently NYs registration cards are the titles and PA is giving me a hard time over this. The Registration card states itís transferrable and was signed over to the marina I purchased the boat from. I then have a bill of sale from the marina showing the transfer of the boat to me. So the way my mind works the boat trailer has technically been signed over to me. Anyone know of any other documents Iíd need or what to do here ?
Old 09-09-2019, 11:19 AM
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register it in maine, $99 for 5 years.
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Odd, I just registered a new to me boat trailer in NY (moved here a couple years ago) and was given a title. You don't have a title for the trailer? Possibly it doesn't meet the trailer title requirements in NY?
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depends on how old the trailer is and how it was transferred/registered.
you get either transferable registrations or a title
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Originally Posted by IMPLiberty View Post
Odd, I just registered a new to me boat trailer in NY (moved here a couple years ago) and was given a title. You don't have a title for the trailer? Possibly it doesn't meet the trailer title requirements in NY?
The way itís worded in NY you need it for the initial registration then from there it turns into the title. I could be wrong but thatís how it was explained to me.

Also its a 2015 Trailer.
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Older trailers in NY came with a registration and if it says transferable on it, then that should be your proof of ownership and should be able to register it from there. Later model, not sure of the exact year, came with a registration, not marked transferable, and a title in the owners name. Put both of those together and register it from there. Title must be signed over to new owners name, that's the proof needed to put in your name. I've owned quite a few trailers over the years and NYs Dept of Motorvehichles never cease to amaze me with stupid requirements.
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Goes by unladen weight. 1000lbs and up gets a title, 999lbs and down gets a trans reg, in NY anyway. Those are the rules but things do fall through the cracks Im sure.
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I have heard of guys using this place to do the Maine thing if you go that way.
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Old 09-09-2019, 02:20 PM
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If the registration is signed over to the marina the marina needs to register it and then sign it over to you.
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Marina can transfer to you on their BOS if they are a NYS trailer dealer.
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maine is only for INTERSTATE not INTRASTATE
Old 09-09-2019, 07:26 PM
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I'm thinking PA wants a title for the trailer, although the information on the NY card should be enough to get a title through Pa, shop around for a boat dealer that has a notary. I'm sure they have experienced this before.. good luck
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Thanks for all the help ended up getting everything sorted out and have the trailer registered.
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Good deal be glad it's not a Oklahoma trailer and trying to register in Ohio
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Are you a PA resident? Pa will not register a trailer to non residents.
Old 09-10-2019, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by barrell View Post
Are you a PA resident? Pa will not register a trailer to non residents.
Iím a PA resident. The issue was in NY trailers under 1,000lbs after their first initial registration do not need a title anymore. The registration card becomes the title and is transferrable. That concept was difficult for some tag places to understand.
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I'm sorry to tell you but this will be a headache had the same problem led me to sell the boat cause I couldn't get a legal plate for the trailer.
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I bought a trailer from out of state and tried to get it registered in pa , they had me jump through all kind of hoops even though I had the title and bill of sale. Had to get the police to verify it wasn't stolen, had to get the weight, had to go to a trailer inspection garage and have them verify the weight capacity of the trailer, then they sent me a new vin number. Most of this was over a typo on the original title was off 1 letter. It was a big pain in the ass and the people at the dot could care less. Good luck it took me 6 months to get mine with constant contact with them.
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Originally Posted by Nfd27 View Post


Iím a PA resident. The issue was in NY trailers under 1,000lbs after their first initial registration do not need a title anymore. The registration card becomes the title and is transferrable. That concept was difficult for some tag places to understand.
I've gone through weird problems like this before in PA. I usually have the best results by just trying a different tags place. They all seem to interpret the processes differently.
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Originally Posted by silverbullet87 View Post
I've gone through weird problems like this before in PA. I usually have the best results by just trying a different tags place. They all seem to interpret the processes differently.
Thatís exactly what I did and found one that had no issues what so ever

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