Question about Boat Trailer Registration in CA

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sdavis24
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Question about Boat Trailer Registration in CA

Postby sdavis24 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:24 pm

I've lived in too many states over the last handful of years and I appreciate the help... After I moved here (CA) I registered my boat and trailer, now I'm contemplating a boat upgrade and was looking for trailer registration info, but can't find it. I keep the trailer at a different location and know it has a CA plate, but don't remember getting a bill for it when the one for my boat came...

Q: for a little 17' boat trailer should I have a registration card, and is it annual fee? Any way to look this up online with just the plate info?

Dave Brabec
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Re: Question about Boat Trailer Registration in CA

Postby Dave Brabec » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:29 am

Ca has permanent trailer registration. Good for 5 years but they dont send a renewal. $10.00 for 5 years
Ive had my current boat almost 6 years and tried to pay online but came up no fees due??

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Re: Question about Boat Trailer Registration in CA

Postby nate50 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:15 am

I just had to pay mine. I got a registration bill from dmv just like for the boat and cars. I had to send payment through the mail I couldn’t figure out how to do it online, I’m sure that was user error

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Re: Question about Boat Trailer Registration in CA

Postby Dave Wilson » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:12 am

California loves to do paperless titles for trailers, you have to pay extra to get a pink slip when you register the trailer. You can go online directly to CA DMV to find your registration info. If you're a AAA member, you can go to the nearest office, and they can do it for you!

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Re: Question about Boat Trailer Registration in CA

Postby ash » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:58 am

The Irony is its a paperless title on a trailer and a 5 year registration but LEO has no issues running the VIN and issuing citations so keep em updated

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Re: Question about Boat Trailer Registration in CA

Postby NoCAL » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:14 pm

I've had the permanent trailer registration for about 5 years. Just got a renewal for $10 and was able to do it on-line. I got a receipt in the mail that said the first reg card I got 5 years ago was still valid. This was just a receipt and that if I needed a new permanent reg card, there would be a fee for it.

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Re: Question about Boat Trailer Registration in CA

Postby sdavis24 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:22 pm

Thank you all.


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