Maine Revised Statutes

§511. Trailers and semitrailers

1. Registration fees; trailers and semitrailers.  The following annual registration fee applies to trailers, semitrailers and camp trailers.
A. The fee is $10.50 for a:
(1) Trailer, camp trailer or semitrailer not exceeding 2,000 pounds gross vehicle weight; or
(3) Mobile home. [1999, c. 790, Pt. C, §12 (AMD); 1999, c. 790, Pt. C, §19 (AFF).]
B. The fee is $20 for a camp trailer exceeding 2,000 pounds. [2003, c. 253, §1 (AMD); 2003, c. 253, §5 (AFF).]
C. The fee is $20 for a semitrailer exceeding 2,000 pounds. [2003, c. 253, §1 (AMD); 2003, c. 253, §5 (AFF).]
D. Except as provided in paragraph A, a trailer exceeding 2,000 pounds must be registered on the basis of gross weight in accordance with the schedule under section 504. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
Fees paid under this section and section 512 are administrative fees and nonapportionable. The Secretary of State may collect apportionable fees for trailers and semitrailers pursuant to the International Registration Plan.
Except for camp trailers, registrations under this section may be issued for 2 years for a fee twice that of the annual registration fee.
[ 2003, c. 253, §1 (AMD); 2003, c. 253, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Exemption for circus and carnival trailers.  Circus and carnival trailers or semitrailers unloaded from railroad cars at the nearest railroad station or railroad siding and hauled to and from circus or carnival grounds are exempt from fees for registration and licensing.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
3. Converted semitrailers.  A semitrailer that is temporarily converted to a full trailer by use of a converter dolly may be registered as a semitrailer.
[ 1995, c. 65, Pt. A, §153 (AFF); 1995, c. 65, Pt. B, §5 (NEW); 1995, c. 65, Pt. C, §15 (AFF) .]
4. Duplicate registrations for trailers and semitrailers.  At the time of registration, a person registering a trailer or semitrailer that exceeds 2,000 pounds, in accordance with this section or section 512, may apply for and receive a duplicate registration for an additional $2 fee. This subsection does not apply to camp trailers.
[ 1995, c. 513, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 1995, c. 65, §§B4,5 (AMD). 1995, c. 65, §§A153,C15 (AFF). 1995, c. 513, §1 (AMD). 1999, c. 790, §§C12,13 (AMD). 1999, c. 790, §C19 (AFF). 2003, c. 253, §1 (AMD). 2003, c. 253, §5 (AFF).