Whether a scooter trailer needs a license plate depends on the state where the owner lives and drives. For example, New York requires the registration of trailers. However, Florida does not require titling for trailers weighing less than 2,000 pounds, per DMV.org.
Massachusetts requires registering, but not titling, for trailers with a weight of less than 3,000 pounds. However, owners may voluntarily title their trailer to prove ownership, notes DMV.org.
North Carolina also requires the registration of trailers, according to the state's DMV website. Owners present their valid state IDs or driver's licenses, present the necessary documents, complete relevant forms, and pay tilting and registration fees.