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How do I apply for a title and license plate for a homemade trailer?

Tow behind trailer

​It will be necessary for you to contact your local Louisiana State Police Troop to arrange to have a physical inspection and VIN assigned to the trailer. Please take your paid receipts for the materials used to make the trailer. After the VIN is assigned, take the receipt given to you by the State Trooper plus your driver's license to a local Office of Motor Vehicles to have the trailer titled and registered.


  • title - $68.50

  • handling - $8.00 (Fees may vary)

  • license plate - $10.00 - $25.00

  • VIN assignment fee - $5.00 - $10.00 (NOTE: A separate check must be submitted)

Acceptable methods of payment for vehicle registration transactions are as follows: Face to Face Transactions:

  • Credit cards, debit cards, cash, money orders, electronic funds transfer and E-checks. A transaction fee will be assessed for payments made with a credit/debit card and E-checks as indicated below:

  • Credit/Debit - $1.25 plus 1% of transaction total

  • E-checks - $1.00


  • Personal or Business Checks (A drivers license number, telephone number, and street address must be included or your check will be returned)

  • Cashiers Checks

  • Money Orders

  • Electronic Funds Transfer

All documents and fees must be submitted simultaneously to the local Office of Motor Vehicles or mailed to Headquarters. Refer to Section IV, Policies 61.00 and 107.00 for additional information.

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