Title Transfers of Trailers

*Title work needs to be brought in before 4:00 p.m.

Gooseneck and semitrailers are subject to State Law requirements for certificate of title and registration by the payment of license fees and ad valorem taxes. Utility trailers that are designed for pulling behind an automobile or pickup truck remain subject to Alabama registration only. Code of Alabama, 1975, 40-12-252, exemptions for title and tag requirements is limited to the following:
  • Farm Trailers: Trailers used exclusively for transporting farm products to and from market or for transporting the personal property of the farmer for his own use on the farm.
  • Equipment Trailers: Trailers with permanent mounted equipment such as a crane or well-drilling equipment. Trailer is not equipped for hauling supplies.
  • Beginning in July 1, 2009, utility trailers that are designed for pulling behind an automobile or pickup truck are exempt from Alabama title laws. Such trailers remain subject to registration fees and taxes.
  • Beginning in January 1, 2012, any semitrailer, travel trailer, or gooseneck trailer more than twenty (20) model years old are exempt from Alabama title laws. Such trailers remain subject to registration fees and taxes.


NEW MANUFACTURED SEMITRAILER
  • Manufacturer Statement of Origin Issued to Dealer and Assigned to New Owner
  • Bill of Sale, From Dealer to New Owner
  • Visual Inspection At Coffee County Probate Office or By Alabama Law Enforcement Officer, State Form MVT 5-10 (download form below)


USED MANUFACTURED SEMITRAILER (Newer than 20 years old) PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED IN ALABAMA
  • Alabama Certificate of Title Issued in Seller Name and Assigned to New Owner or Copy of Alabama Title Application MVT 5-1C Issued To New Owner
  • Bill of Sale From Seller to New Owner
  • Current Alabama Tag Registration, or Alabama Tag Number, Decal Number & Year, Renewal Month
  • No Visual Inspection Required at Courthouse


USED MANUFACTURED SEMITRAILER (Newer than 20 years old) PREVIOUSLY TITLED IN ANOTHER STATE
  • Out-of-State Certificate of Title (If Titling State) Issued in Seller Name and Assigned to New Owner
  • Bill of Sale, From Seller to New Owner
  • Visual Inspection


USED MANUFACTURED SEMITRAILER (Older than 20 years old) PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED IN ANOTHER STATE, BUT EXEMPT FROM TITLE
  • Current Out-of-State Tag Registration Receipt (If Non-Titling State) Issued in Seller Name
  • Notarized Bill of Sale For Each Seller to Buyer Assignment
  • Visual Inspection


HOMEMADE UTILITY TRAILERS:
Manufacturer must provide the buyer with a bill of sale including year, make, model, length and VIN number that the manufacturer assigns to it


*WE DO NOT TITLE UTILITY TRAILERS, THEY WILL BE TAGGED AND REGISTERED ONLY*

Forms

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State Form MVT 5-10
Motor Vehicle Inspection by a Government Official

Download "State Form MVT 5-10.pdf"