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028-13 Optional Titles for Trailers 4,000 Pounds or Less

Registration and Title Bulletin - #028-13

Date: August 26, 2013

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Optional Titles for Trailers 4,000 Pounds or Less


To implement Section 49 of House Bill 2741.


Section 49 amends Texas Transportation Code, Section 501.037.

Effective September 1, 2013, the department may issue a title for a trailer that has a gross vehicle weight of 4,000 pounds or less, if all other requirements for issuance of a title are met, including assignment of VIN. The application for title is optional for the owner. The owner must apply for the title in the usual manner, in accordance with Texas Transportation Code, Sections 501.023 and 501.138.


Begin processing requests for titles for trailers with gross vehicle weights of 4,000 pounds or less on September 1, 2013.


If you have any questions, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.



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