An Arizona trailer bill of sale is a document that serves as a record for the transfer of ownership of carrying platforms within the state. This form is exclusively designed for trailers intended for private use. If the trailer in question is intended for commercial purposes, owners should refer to the laws covering the acquisition, registration, and titling.
Registering a Trailer in Arizona
How you register your trailer in Arizona depends on how you will use it and its weight. You’ll need permanent registration for non-commercial use with a gross vehicle weight of no more than 10,000 pounds. Any trailer with a GVW of over 10,000 pounds also qualifies. The final qualification for permanent status is if your trailer used to be registered in another state.
You will require regular registration if any of the following apply:
- It is a travel or camper trailer.
- It is commercial use with a weight of 10,000 pounds or less.
- It is a historic commercial trailer you do not use in that capacity.
What Paperwork Is Required to Register a Trailer in Arizona?
You will need to complete an application, which will require you to provide the Vehicle Identification Number, weight, and intended use. You may also want the bill of sale handy to prove ownership.
The fee for a permanent registration for a noncommercial, 10,000 GVW max trailer is $125. You can get a discount if it is a commercial trailer you’re converting to non-commercial, which makes the fee $75. Over 10,000 pounds, the fee is $800.
Trailers previously registered in another state under six years old have a fee of $500. If they are at least six years old, the fee is $195.
The charges are one-time, and you pay for the life of ownership. You will still have to pay an annual charge if you have a special plate.
For regular registration, the fees depend on the value of the trailer. Registration is available for one, two, or five years.
You must title your trailer within 15 days of signing the bill of sale. To complete the process, you will need the following:
- Title and registration application
- Signed title from the old owner
Your auto insurance should cover a trailer when you are pulling it. However, you should check with your insurance provider about your policy details. It may include exemptions, and you may want to consider adding coverage specifically for the trailer, mainly to cover damage to it.
You may be exempt from taxes on your registration if you:
- Are a public health officer who is working in Arizona but is not a resident of the state
- Are a nonprofit organization or religious group
- Are a Purple Heart Medal holder
- Receive Supplemental Security Income
- Are a spouse or dependent of a fallen responder or fallen military member
- Are a member of a tribe or live on a reservation
- Receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the purchase
- Have a VA 100% disabled rating
- Receive a property tax exemption due to being a widow, widower, or disabled
You will need to provide documentation to prove your status and situation. You may also want to provide a copy of the trailer bill of sale to show ownership.