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All trailer transfers are processed BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Registration renewals do not need an appointment. 

 

** A BILL OF SALE will be REQUIRED in Marion County for all trailer transfers starting January 1, 2022. **

All trailers used upon the Iowa roadways are required to be registered and plated.

Iowa differentiates trailers by empty weight. 

  • Trailers that weigh 2001 lbs or more are titled and have an annual fee of $30/year. 
  • Trailers that weigh 2000 lbs or less do not get title, only are issued a registration, and have an annual fee of $20/year. 

Upon the purchase of a regular trailer, the title must be signed over to the new owner.  If the title cannot be found, the previous owners can order a replacement title.  The new owner(s) will also be required to complete an application for certificate of title and/or registration form (Form 411007) as well as have a completed bill of sale at the time of transfer.  

Upon the purchase of a small regular trailer, the previous owner must sign the bottom portion of the most current registration over.  If the most current registration cannot be found, the previous owner(s) can order a replacement registration for $3.00 from their county treasurer's office.  If a replacement registration cannot be achieved, the previous owner(s) can complete a notarized bill of sale (bill of sale link) with all the required information.  The new owner(s) will also be required to complete an application for certificate of title and/or registration form (Form 411007) as well as have a completed bill of sale at the time of transfer.

Homemade Trailers

If you have constructed a trailer from scratch that does not have a manufacturer's VIN on it, you will need to bring in a weigh ticket and the trailer's specifics: length and width as well as color.  If the trailer's empty weight is over 2001 lbs, you’ll need to contact the motor vehicle enforcement office to be issued a VIN.  You can email: [email protected] to get more information.  If the trailer is under 2000 lbs, we will register this trailer as a specially constructed small trailer. 

Upon the purchase of a homemade trailer, the previous owner must sign the bottom portion of the most current registration over.  If the most current registration cannot be found, the previous owner(s) can order a replacement registration for $3.00 from their county treasurer's office.  If a replacement registration cannot be achieved, the previous owner(s) can complete a notarized bill of sale with all the required information.  The new owner(s) will also be required to complete an application for certificate of title and/or registration form (Form 411007) as well as a completed bill of sale at the time of transfer.

Travel Trailers

All travel trailers & camping trailers have a title regardless of weight.  See title transfers for more information.  

 

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