How Do You Register a Homemade Trailer in Texas?

Homemade trailers in Texas only need to be titled if the gross weight exceeds 4,000 lbs., and the process requires proof of ownership, application for certificate of title and a Prescribed Form of Statement of Fact for Ownership of Homemade/Shopemade Trailer application. If the trailer does not exceed 4,000 lbs., it does not need to be titled. However, the DMV still recommends keeping a record for it.

A trailer exceeding 4,000 lbs. will also require a VIN number. The VIN allows the state to keep track of the trailer’s whereabouts. It is also useful in protecting trailer owners from thieves.