Homemade Trailers

Definition


A trailer that is self-assembled and does not have a vehicle identification number (VIN) and weighing less than 2000 pounds.

Title & Registration


In order to title and register the trailer, the owner of a homemade trailer must apply for a Colorado trailer identification number.

Required Documents for Issuance


  • A bill of sale for the essential materials (county motor vehicle office verifies receipts)
  • DR 2409 (PDF) - "Statement of Homemade Trailer and Assignment of Trailer I.D. Number" (found at the Colorado DMV website). Requires basic description of trailer including weight, length, width, make and other miscellaneous information such as construction materials and number of axles
  • A weight slip may be required, which can be obtained locally from Elam Construction

Fees


  • Registration fee varies depending on the value
  • Fee for the ID number is an additional $3.50

License Plates


Plates and registration will be issued upon receipt of the required documents and payment of the required fees.

State-Issued Title


The title will be processed and sent by the Department of Revenue.

Over 2000 Pounds


For trailers weighing over 2000 pounds, bonding is required. See the bonding procedure or contact our office.