A homemade trailer is required to have a serial plate (T-Plate) affixed to the tongue of the trailer before it can be registered and a license plate issued. Once affixed, the T-Plate serves as the VIN.
Complete the following to register a homemade trailer:
- Step 1 - The owner must visit a Gwinnett County tag office and bring a valid Georgia driver’s license or Georgia ID card. The T-Plate is given to the owner (see Step 2) along with a Form T-23 (Homemade Trailer Affidavit) and a Form T-22C (Permission for County-Assigned Serial Number Plate for a Homemade Trailer). The Form T-23 (Homemade Trailer Affidavit) will be completed in full when the T-Plate is issued. The top portion of Form T-22C is completed when the T-Plate is issued. The bottom portion of the T-22C is completed after the T-Plate has been permanently affixed. There is no charge for the issuance of the T-Plate.
- Step 2 - The owner must affix the T-Plate so it is easily visible, and it must be permanently affixed using pop-rivets or screws. (If screws are used, file down the screw heads so it cannot be removed.)
- Step 3 - Once the T-Plate is affixed, the trailer needs to be inspected by a Georgia Law Enforcement Officer or a Gwinnett tag office employee. At the time of inspection, the inspector will complete the bottom portion of Form T-22C. The trailer will need to be brought to a Gwinnett County tag office for a tag office employee to complete the inspection. If you would like the inspection to be completed by a Georgia Law Enforcement Officer, contact your local police department. A fee may be charged by Law Enforcement to complete the inspection.
- Step 4 - Once the inspection is complete, the owner must return both completed forms (Form T-23 & T-22C) to a Gwinnett County tag office along with a valid Georgia driver’s license or Georgia ID card. A Georgia license plate can then be issued.
Georgia does not issue titles for homemade trailers.