A Utah Trailer Bill of Sale is a document that officializes a trailer sale and provides evidence of the ownership transfer.
Trailers in Utah must be registered and titled, with some exemptions. Trailer owners who are non-residents driving in or through Utah do not need to register their trailers.
Registering a Trailer in Utah
Utah vehicles are titled and registered through the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles. You can register your trailer at your county office, and you should contact the office for hours and appointment requirements before visiting. Some offices will take registrations for county residents only.
Newly arrived residents in Utah have 60 days to title and register their vehicles, including trailers, with the Utah DMV. New vehicles purchased from a dealership should have the title paperwork provided by the dealer. Vehicles purchased in a private sale must have the title transferred before registration. This can all be done during the same visit.
What Paperwork Is Required To Register a Trailer in Utah?
To title and register your trailer, you will need the following:
- Original title or bill of sale
- Form TC-656, Utah Title Application
- Form TC-661, Certificate of Inspection with VIN, if the trailer is being titled in Utah for the first time. Trailers sold by a dealer will have this form filed by the dealer.
- Payment of uniform fees and registration fees
In a private sale, the seller must provide either a bill of sale or the original title. If the trailer was originally titled in Utah, the seller can apply for a duplicate title and assign the title to the buyer. A Public Insufficient Evidence of Ownership Check Sheet must be completed if the trailer was from out of state. The DMV must verify that the vehicle has not been reported stolen in another state.
The most common reason for lack of title is that the trailer is from a state which does not title trailers. Owners can apply for a temporary permit to use the trailer while the title is being investigated, although the DMV does not have to issue such a permit.
Trailer Registration Fees
Registration fees can be paid at the county DMV office or online. Uniform age-based fees are based on the vehicle’s age or the property tax due. The county assesses registration fees. You must inquire at the county office as to the amount due.
Title for Trailer
All trailers over 750 pounds must be titled and registered in Utah. Mobile homes, motor homes, and RVs must also be titled and registered. There are different requirements for each of these types of vehicles.
Utah does not require insurance for trailers that are towed behind other vehicles. Utah requires basic liability insurance but does not require uninsured motorist insurance. It is recommended that trailer owners purchase more than just basic insurance to protect their vehicles and themselves in case of collision or severe weather.
Trailers under 750 pounds, trailers owned by non-residents that will not be kept in Utah, and US government trailers are exempt from title and registration requirements.
Utah Trailer Bill of Sale Sample
Download a Utah trailer bill of sale template below in PDF or Word format: