TxDMV has a Multi-Year Token Trailer Registration Program for Texas trailers that qualify for Token Trailer license plates. This program makes it convenient for business owners to keep all of their token trailer registrations current.
A key benefit of the program is that a "non-expiring" license plate is issued for these token trailers (no expiration month/year on the plate and no validation stickers issued for renewal). This eliminates the need to locate the trailers each year to affix new plates or stickers. The registration receipt is the proof of current registration.
You can select a registration period of not less than one year and not more than five years.
Semitrailers must have a gross weight in excess of 6,000 pounds to qualify for Token Trailer registration. There is no minimum number of trailers required for you to participate in the Multi-Year Token Trailer Registration Program.
How to Apply
If this is your first time to obtain Token Trailer license plates on your trailer, please visit your local TxDMV Regional Service Center to set-up your Multi-Year Token Trailer registration account.
A token trailer fleet may be created at any time with either new token trailers or those currently registered in Texas.
As a result of House Bill 2305 passed during the 83rd legislative session, the State of Texas stopped issuing inspection stickers and transitioned to a "Two Steps, One Sticker" vehicle inspection and registration program. Since March 1, 2015, your vehicle is no longer issued an inspection sticker and your cab card or registration receipt will serve as proof of inspection and registration. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call our office at 1-888-368-4689; or visit us online at www.TwoStepsOneSticker.com/motor-carriers.
Fees and Payment Information
An annual $15 token trailer registration fee, along with all applicable local fees, will be collected for the entire registration period selected at the time of initial registration.
Fees are payable by cash, personal check, business check, cashier's check or money order in person, online via electronic check (ACH), or by credit card (a service charge of 25 cents plus 2.25 percent will be added).
- Token trailer fleet license plates are valid only when displayed on semitrailers pulled by trucks or truck-tractors with a manufacturer's rated carrying capacity in excess of one ton, and which are properly registered with Combination, Apportioned, Forestry, or a Seasonal Permit license plate.
- A copy of the registration receipt for the Token Trailer is required to be carried in the vehicle as proof of current registration.