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Dealer Licensing

Dealer Licensing

Utility Trailer Plates

Used by manufacturers and distributors or retail seller of utility trailers (having a gross weight of less than 4,000 pounds) for transporting vehicles.

Usage: Utility trailer plates are used on any trailer for transporting motorcycles, snowmobiles, or all- purpose vehicles that is not loaded may be operated on the public highway until it is sold or transferred; and any utility trailer that is not loaded, or that is being used to transport another utility trailer for purposes of demonstration or delivery, may be operated on the public highway until it is sold or transferred.

NOTE: Motor vehicle dealer plates issued to all new and used motor vehicle dealers may NOT be used on utility trailers. Any licensed motor vehicle dealer who also sells utility trailers must apply for separate utility trailer dealer plates.


The application for utility trailer plates must be completed, notarized and submitted with the applicable fee.

Plate Application for Manufacturer, Distributor or Retail Seller of Utility Trailers or Trailers for Transporting Motorcycles, Snowmobiles or All Purpose Vehicles BMV 4371 PDF Word


Ohio Revised Code: 4503.312

Have Questions?

Please contact us at (614) 752-7636 or email us at Dealers Support.

Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Fax: (614) 752-7220

Mailing Address
Ohio BMV Dealer Licensing
PO Box 16521
Columbus, Ohio 43216-6521

In Person (Drop-off Services ONLY)
Ohio Department of Public Safety
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
Applications or paperwork may be dropped off near the security desk. All paperwork that requires payment, cash, check or money orders are accepted; however, no receipt will be available.

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