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Re: Certificate of Origin for Galilee trailer needed
If the trailer is from a professional manufacturer, it will have a VIN either stamped into the frame or, more usually stamped into a plate which is permanently attached to the frame. The manufacturer supplies a Certificate of Origin that identifies that particular trailer and is used the first time it is registered. No one but the original manufacturer can provide you with one.
If it has been previously titled, the old title + a bill of sale is usually sufficient.
The rules varies a little from state to state but if the trailer was home built it needs to be inspected by whoever does that in your state – usually State Police or Highway Patrol, who attach a “Home Built VIN” plate. You also need to prove the origin (i.e. that you aren’t trying to title a stolen trailer) by providing a bill of sale, receipts for materials, etc. (it varies). Find a friendly person at Motor Vehicles and find out if a bill of sale is sufficient for you.
Motor Vehicles in rural areas are usually more friendly than in cities.
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