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Old 09-16-2004, 08:15 PM
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Does florida require a title for a boat trailer? The trailer is a duel axle Rocket that I bought about a year ago. I want to register the trailer in NC.

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Old 09-17-2004, 09:38 PM
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Dubbs,

No, Florida doesn't title trailers.

I bought a bought and trailer from a seller in North Carolina and he didn't have a title for the trailer (or the boat for that matter) and I got the impression that trailers were not titled in North Carolina either.

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Old 09-18-2004, 08:46 AM
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Thanks. Not all trailers in NC need titles. I am under the impression that I will need one for mine. Thats assuming I got the correct info from the DMV. You know how the DMV can be.
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Old 11-23-2004, 07:49 PM
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My understanding is Florida only titles boat trailers of 2000 pounds and above. The Registration and Bill Of Sale are sufficient for transfer of possession. If these do not show the trailer's weight you may need to take it to a weigh station to get an official weight.
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Old 11-26-2004, 03:24 PM
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Are you all sure about that?..I have a 16 ft skiff on a trailor and when I bought it there was a license plate. I get a bill each year to register it.... Must have a title to do that...I do believe you need a plate on your trailor...thus..it must be registered...just a thought..I don`t work at the tag office.
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Old 11-27-2004, 07:19 AM
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Wanabe - 11/23/2004 7:49 PM

My understanding is Florida only titles boat trailers of 2000 pounds and above. The Registration and Bill Of Sale are sufficient for transfer of possession. If these do not show the trailer's weight you may need to take it to a weigh station to get an official weight.
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Old 12-26-2004, 07:43 PM
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From:
http://www.co.hernando.fl.us/tc/boat.htm

Boat Trailer Registration
Boat trailers are issued registrations based on the empty weight of the trailer. If the trailer weight is under 2000 pounds the state of Florida does not title the trailer. Trailers can be weighed at various businesses in the county as well as at the landfill located on US 98 North.

If you purchase a used trailer under 2000 pounds, we would need a notarized bill of sale and a copy of the previous registration. If the registration is not available you would be required to have the trailer weighed.

If you purchase a new trailer, the dealer will provide you with a MSO sales tax statement that shows the description of the trailer including the empty weight and payment of sales tax.

The fee for a trailer weighing 500 pounds or less is approximately $27.10 for the first year. Trailers that weigh over 500 pounds start at $27.35 and increase approximately $1.00 for every 51 lbs.

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Old 12-26-2004, 10:38 PM
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Florida does not title trailers unless they weigh more than 2000 lbs.

Registration and title are two different things...you still have to display a tag and renew it every year...

http://www.hsmv.state.fl.us/dmv/faqtitle.html

The first FAQ confirms this....
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