Augwen wrote:Rusty is right on the cost to register a trailer BUT they will also charge for the new plates in your name AND the taxes to keep our government happy....
This is the WA DOL page with all the fees - http://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/fees.html
The registration fee is indeed $21.75 for trailers with a scale weight under 2000lbs, but $36.75 for trailers over 2000lbs. I pay the latter.
If you buy a trailer you will pay tax on the purchase price, a title transfer fee, a registration fee, and the sub-agent fee. You shouldn't have to pay a plate fee unless you're buying an out of state trailer, the plates were missing, or the plates on the trailer are more than 7 years old (I thought this was changed to 10 years, but still says 7 on the DOL website).