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Register a custom or homemade trailer or vehicle

How do I register my homemade or custom vehicle or trailer?

Homemade, custom, or unique motor vehicles and motorcycles need to be evaluated by the DMV to ensure their safe use on highways.  These kinds of vehicles include

  • electric-powered vehicles that aren’t DMV-certified
  • limited-use vehicles or motorcycles that aren’t DMV-certified
  • homemade automobiles, trucks, or motorcycles
  • automobiles, trucks, or motorcycles built from kits (kit car)
  • dune buggies
  • amphibious vehicles
  • other vehicles with special construction, equipment, or characteristics

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