Homemade Trailers

Effective July 1, 2006, Secure and Verifiable Identification is required on all New Titles, Duplicate Titles, New Registrations, New Temporary Registration Permits and New Placards. The identification must be provided by the owner of record or a power of attorney presented by the agent. The agent must have Secure and Verifiable Identification to complete the transaction. Commercially owned or lien holder transactions require a letter of authorization.

In cases where a private party has built a trailer, it is necessary to apply for a homemade ID number. The builder must supply the following information: length, width, weight, value, and type of trailer. If parts or supplies were purchased to build the trailer, bills of sale are also required. The builder must obtain a certified VIN inspection from the Colorado State Patrol, and complete a DR 2697. An appointment must first be made with the Colorado State Patrol to perform the inspection. Please contact the State Patrol at (970) 224-3027 for available dates, directions and any questions regarding the inspection.

The builder will be asked to sign an affidavit stating that he/she built the trailer with parts on hand and small purchases. Upon completion of the application, we will assign an ID number which the owner must have affixed to the metal frame of the trailer. The fee for the ID number is $3.50. The application form DR 2409 and DR 2697 must also be presented in our office to obtain license plates and title. Other title and licensing fees may also be applicable.