Whether you recently bought your trailer or just moved to a new state in the US, you need to register your trailer to obtain a trailer plate. It is illegal to drive a trailer without a plate number therefore, a trailer plate must be registered and attached to the trailer for identification purposes. Before you can get a trailer plate, you must follow all the procedures for its registration. This includes a certificate of entitlement, proof of identification, tax bill, vehicle registration documents, bank details, driver’s licenses, and many more. Obtaining a California trailer plates, or Maine trailer plates is quite easy and hassle-free but can sometimes take a long time which can delay your trailer from operating. This is why you need to contact Global Multi Services for quick and error-free registration. We can also help you get a personalized Oklahoma trailer plate for your trailer.

Trailer Registration Requirements

Although every state has different laws for registration, most states require you to register your trailer within 30days of purchase. The registration fee and process vary from state to state and the penalties for not registering are severe in most of the states. Here are some of the requirements for trailer registration.

Identification Of Ownership

Before your trailer is registered by the Department of Motor Vehicle,  you need to provide all the required documents. These include a driver’s license, a signed title to verify you are the owner of the trailer, tax receipt.  A bill of sale that contains the basic information of the trailer such as year of production, weight, ID, and model.

Application For Registration

Fill and submit your application form to the Department of Motor Vehicles. All necessary information should be filled in without error such as Vehicle Identification Number, brand, title application, and others. Without a title, you might not be issued a trailer plate which means you will not be able to drive on a public road.

Payment Of Registration Fee

After submitting your application form to the Department of Motor Vehicle, you will be required to pay a registration fee. The amount varies from state to state and also depends on the trailer weight and other factors.

How To Obtain California Trailer Plate

Here are the steps to obtain a California trailer Plate:-

Register With The California Department Of Motor Vehicle

You must contact the  California  Department of Motor Vehicle within 10 days of purchase to make an appointment for your trailer registration. But if you purchase through a dealer, the dealer might help you with the whole process. According to the DMV, here are the documents you need to complete your registration.

  • Complete application form
  • Proof of ownership.
  • Vehicle license fee
  • Vehicle identification number
  • Bill of sale
  • Tax and registration fee

Change Of Address

Trailer owners with new California residents can report a change of address to the California Department of Motor Vehicles within 10days of moving to notify the department. This can be achieved by using the change of address form on the DMV website.

License Plate Request

There are different types of California trailer plates and before you request a license plate, you need to know the type of trailer plate you need. You can obtain a special interest trailer plate, a plate that allows you to customize your plate to your preference. Or go for a standard trailer license plate.

A permanent trailer identification trailer plate can also be obtained for permanently parked trailers. The processing of the trailer plate often takes between four to eight weeks and is mailed directly to the address on your California Department of Motor Vehicle vehicle record. You need to put your trailer plate on your trailer for identification and verification after receiving it.


Many transactions that go on when purchasing a vehicle and one of them is the transfer of ownership. But what exactly is Title Transfer? It is a legal document that holds all the vehicle details and also proves the buyer’s ownership.

The title is important because it establishes the buyer as the legal owner of the vehicle and ensures all legal liabilities of the vehicle are transferred to the buyer. Title transfer is different from Title only, which is issued to vehicles that are not required to be registered. Wondering what you need to.

The certificate of ownership contains all the personal information of the buyer and the vehicle. These include license plate number, Vehicle Identification Number, car description, buyer’s name, buyer’s address, and many more.

It is important to know that all the information needs to be very accurate if you want the title to be valid. This is because nothing can be changed once the title is issued. Unless the vehicle is sold or donated.  If the title has more than one name, all parties must sign before the vehicle can be sold. Read on as Global Multi Services takes us through why Title Transfer is necessary.

Title Transfer Requirements

Title Documents

When changing vehicle ownership, all the original titles should be signed by the seller before reassigning it to the owner.  The buyer should also provide detailed information about the change of ownership.

The information includes the purchasing price, odometer reading, date of purchase, full name, and address. We can help you take care of all this process at Global Multi Services. All you need to do is to get the right signatures.

Insurance Details

Proper documentation about the proof of insurance for the new owner must be provided before a vehicle title can be transferred permanently. The signed title must also be included. Without these essential documents, Title Transfer will not be processed.

License Information

The Title Transfer documents must also contain a copy of the buyer’s driver’s license. The new owner can continue to use the vehicle license plate if both the buyer and seller are living in the same state.

Other Requirements

Other documentation might be required depending on the state the Title Transfer is done. The state may ask for the following documentation:-

  • Notification by an attorney
  • Duplicate of the original title
  • Sign-over title
  • Bill of sale or invoice

Title Only Requirements

Before submitting your Title Only application form, you have to state why you are applying for a Title Only. You will also be asked to submit documents that prove you are the owner of the vehicle. The required documents also vary depending on the applicant’s reason for applying for a Title Only. Here are reasons you can apply for a Title Only:-

  • Out of state repossession
  • Sale of vehicle confiscated by the government agency
  • Vehicle not required to be registered
  • Insurance company settlement
  • Out of state buyer
  • Sales of the vehicle donated to Non-profit organization
  • Out of state IRP Registration


The Kentucky Permit is a one-time permit obtained by commercial vehicles that do not travel through the state regularly. The state requires commercial vehicles to obtain a permit if they travel through Kentucky and has a gross weight of 60,000 or more.

Obtaining the KYU number proofs you have registered with the state and a highway tax form will be sent to you quarterly. This tax form must be filled and returned on or before the due date. You can obtain your Kentucky Permit without stress by contacting Global Multi Services. With our years of experience in helping commercial vehicles file their paperwork, we ensure your Kentucky Filing is done on time.

What Is KYU Number?

The Kentucky KYU Number is a weight distance tax license issued by the state and calculated based on the miles traveled by commercial vehicles through Kentucky. After obtaining your KYU number, you must file your KYU tax quarterly. The KYU Filing should not exceed the due date if you want to want to keep your authorization active.

A trucking company based in Kentucky and operates one or more qualified motor vehicles in any other IFTA jurisdiction must file for the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) in Kentucky. Motor carriers will only be issued the Kentucky Intrastate Tax License if they do not operate outside Kentucky,

You are not required to display the truck KYU number on your vehicle. This is because the  truck’s KYU Number is linked with its USDOT number

KYU Number Requirements

Here are the requirements you need to meet before you can get KYC number

  • You must register as an interstate carrier through your USDOT Number
  • Your Motor Carrier number must be active if you are operating as an interstate commercial vehicle
  • Full information of your commercial vehicle including the plate number.
  • Your transportation company must have Unified Carrier Registration and it must be for the current year.

Kentucky KYU Permit Application

The Kentucky KYU Permit is granted within seven to fifteen business days after completing your Kentucky Trucking Application Form online. An assurance letter with your new tax license number on it will be mailed to you if you are granted the permit. If you have issues processing the online application form, you can print the form, fill it and mail it to the office of the Kentucky Trucking Application Office.

For your Kentucky Filing, you must have a KYU account to file your tax electronically. You can make your payment online with a credit card and other means. After completing your filing, you can print a copy for record.

Penalty For Late Filing

The quarterly tax is due on the last day of each quarter and it must be done even if the date falls on a holiday or weekend. Failure to file your quarterly tax report can lead to the cancellation of your KYU license. If your KYU license is revoked, you will pay a Failure to File Fee, interest, and a Post a Bond to reinstate your license.