Form VTR-141 "Trailer Verification Statement of Fact" - Texas

What Is Form VTR-141?

This is a legal form that was released by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles - a government authority operating within Texas. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

Form Details:

  • Released on September 1, 2017;
  • The latest edition provided by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles;
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  • Fill out the form in our online filing application.

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Trailer Verification Statement of Fact
Vehicle Information
Applicants for a Texas title for a trailer must submit this form in the following situations:
Any new travel trailer or park model trailer.
Any travel trailer or park model trailer last titled and/or registered outside of Texas.
Any homemade/shopmade full trailer, semitrailer, or travel trailer being titled for the first time.
Note: Applicants for non-titled (applying for registration only) homemade/shopmade full trailers and semitrailers are
not required to submit this form. If the homemade/shopmade trailer is subsequently titled, this form will be required
at the time of initial title.
Vehicle Information
Vehicle Identification Number
Year
Make
Body Style
Empty Weight (lbs.)
Carrying Capacity (lbs.)
Gross Weight (lbs.)
Width
Length (not including hitch)
Trailer Type (see definitions on page 2)
☐ Full Trailer
☐ Semitrailer
☐ Travel Trailer
☐ Park Model Trailer
Homemade or Shopmade Trailer – if applicable
If the full trailer, semitrailer, or travel trailer was homemade or shopmade, it was built by:
First Name (or Entity Name)
Middle Name
Last Name
Suffix (if any)
Address
City
State
Zip Code
Certification – State law makes falsifying information a third degree felony
I certify the information provided is true to the best of my knowledge, and (check all that apply):
The “Trailer Type” selected above meets the applicable definition of the trailer type as specified in the “Trailer
Definitions” section on page 2.
The trailer will not be operated on Texas public highways, is exempt from a Texas vehicle safety inspection, the
vehicle identification number indicated above is correct, and this trailer is not being registered (Title Only).
The trailer is homemade/shopmade and was completely built by me or was built to my specifications by the
individual or entity listed, and the vehicle identification number of the trailer was assigned by the Texas
Department of Motor Vehicles.
The trailer is homemade/shopmade and assembled from parts, the builder is unknown, and the vehicle
identification number of the trailer was assigned by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
Signature of Applicant
Printed Name (Same as Signature)
Date
Signature of Additional Applicant (if any)
Printed Name (Same as Signature)
Date
VTR-141 Rev 09/17
Form available online at www.TxDMV.gov
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Trailer Verification Statement of Fact
Vehicle Information
Applicants for a Texas title for a trailer must submit this form in the following situations:
Any new travel trailer or park model trailer.
Any travel trailer or park model trailer last titled and/or registered outside of Texas.
Any homemade/shopmade full trailer, semitrailer, or travel trailer being titled for the first time.
Note: Applicants for non-titled (applying for registration only) homemade/shopmade full trailers and semitrailers are
not required to submit this form. If the homemade/shopmade trailer is subsequently titled, this form will be required
at the time of initial title.
Vehicle Information
Vehicle Identification Number
Year
Make
Body Style
Empty Weight (lbs.)
Carrying Capacity (lbs.)
Gross Weight (lbs.)
Width
Length (not including hitch)
Trailer Type (see definitions on page 2)
☐ Full Trailer
☐ Semitrailer
☐ Travel Trailer
☐ Park Model Trailer
Homemade or Shopmade Trailer – if applicable
If the full trailer, semitrailer, or travel trailer was homemade or shopmade, it was built by:
First Name (or Entity Name)
Middle Name
Last Name
Suffix (if any)
Address
City
State
Zip Code
Certification – State law makes falsifying information a third degree felony
I certify the information provided is true to the best of my knowledge, and (check all that apply):
The “Trailer Type” selected above meets the applicable definition of the trailer type as specified in the “Trailer
Definitions” section on page 2.
The trailer will not be operated on Texas public highways, is exempt from a Texas vehicle safety inspection, the
vehicle identification number indicated above is correct, and this trailer is not being registered (Title Only).
The trailer is homemade/shopmade and was completely built by me or was built to my specifications by the
individual or entity listed, and the vehicle identification number of the trailer was assigned by the Texas
Department of Motor Vehicles.
The trailer is homemade/shopmade and assembled from parts, the builder is unknown, and the vehicle
identification number of the trailer was assigned by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
Signature of Applicant
Printed Name (Same as Signature)
Date
Signature of Additional Applicant (if any)
Printed Name (Same as Signature)
Date
VTR-141 Rev 09/17
Form available online at www.TxDMV.gov
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Trailer Verification Statement of Fact
Trailer Definitions
Full Trailer
Designed or used to carry its load wholly on its own structure and is drawn or designed to be drawn by a
motor vehicle.
Semitrailer
Designed or used with a motor vehicle, so part of the weight of the semitrailer and its load rests on or is
carried by the motor vehicle drawing the semitrailer.
Travel Trailer
Not designed or used primarily as a permanent dwelling, but as temporary living quarters for recreational,
camping, travel, or seasonal use;
Built on a single chassis; and
Must be less than eight (8) feet, six (6) inches in width or less than forty-five (45) feet in length (not including
the hitch).
Park Model Trailer
Not designed for use or primarily used as a permanent dwelling, but as temporary living quarters for
recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use;
Built on a single chassis;
Permanently towable by a light duty truck; and
Eight (8) feet, six (6) inches or greater in width and forty-five (45) feet or greater in length, but 400 square feet
or less when measured at the largest horizontal projections.
Note: Manufactured homes designed as a permanent dwelling may not be titled and registered as a travel trailer or
park model trailer. Custom trailers with living quarters primarily used for commercial purposes must be titled and
registered as a full trailer or semitrailer (including those with farm registration).
Permit Required to Move on Public Highways
Any trailer in excess of eight (8) feet, six (6) inches in width or fourteen (14) feet in height is required to be issued an
oversize/overweight permit in addition to regular registration to legally move the trailer on a Texas public highway.
Additionally, a semitrailer exceeding fifty-nine (59) feet, a park model exceeding forty-five (45) feet, and most
combinations of a pulling unit and trailer exceeding sixty-five (65) feet in length are required to be issued an
oversize/overweight permit (in addition to regular registration) to legally move the trailer on a Texas public highway.
To obtain an oversize/overweight permit, contact the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles’ Motor Carrier Division at
1-800-299-1700 or visit http://www.txdmv.gov/motor-carriers.
Last Titled and Registered Out of State
Any trailer last titled and registered out of state is required to pass a Texas vehicle safety inspection if the gross
weight exceeds 7,500 lbs. before it may be titled and/or registered in Texas.
Any trailer that will not be used on a public highway is not subject to the Texas vehicle safety inspection requirements,
and the applicant is required to certify the travel trailer or the park model trailer will not be operated on Texas public
highways (and is applying for a Title Only) by marking the second box in the “Certification” section on page 1.
Applicants are also required to physically inspect the vehicle to verify the correct vehicle identification number.
A Title Only transaction is also permissible for a full trailer or semitrailer. The vehicle identification number can be
self-certified by marking the second box in the “Certification” section on page 1 or by completing the Vehicle
Identification Number Certification (Form VTR-270).
Weights on New or Out of State Trailers
The empty weight or shipping weight reflected on the evidence of ownership (i.e., manufacturer’s certificate of origin
or out of state title) is considered the empty weight. A weight certificate is required if the required weight information
is not located on the manufacturer’s certificate of origin or out of state title.
VTR-141 Rev 09/17
Form available online at www.TxDMV.gov
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