§707.4. Alternate procedure to title trailers
A. Every owner of a trailer, light-trailer, boat trailer, farm trailer, travel trailer, and mobile home, as defined according to R.S. 47:451, which has not been previously titled or licensed in another state, and for which no record exists with the department, shall be eligible to receive a certificate of title and register the trailer with the Department of Public Safety and Corrections if the following conditions are met:
(1) The individual applicant shall sign a Hold Harmless Affidavit, on a form approved by the department, in the presence of a commissioned notary public of this state.
(2) The individual applicant shall sign a sworn affidavit describing in full detail the act translative of ownership by which the individual applicant claims to have acquired ownership of the trailer in question, list any individuals involved in the acquisition of the trailer, and the purchase price of the trailer. This affidavit shall include the full description of the trailer, make, model, and vehicle identification number, and the affiant shall sign the affidavit in the presence of a commissioned notary public of this state.
(3) The individual applicant shall sign a motor vehicle application issued by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles.
(4) In the event the individual applicant cannot provide documentation proving ownership of the trailer, either a bill of sale or receipt, the individual applicant must obtain two sworn affidavits from individuals who shall have personal knowledge of the manner in which the individual applicant acquired the ownership of the trailer in question. The affiant shall sign and date the affidavit, which shall include the full description of the trailer, make, model, and vehicle identification number, in the presence of a commissioned notary public of this state.
(5) The owner of the trailer shall obtain a physical inspection of the trailer conducted by a Louisiana P.O.S.T.-certified law enforcement officer as provided for in R.S. 47:477.
(6) The owner of the trailer shall obtain a NCIC Check issued by a Louisiana P.O.S.T.-certified law enforcement officer or motor vehicle officer.
B. Upon meeting the requirements of Paragraphs (A)(1) through (6) of this Section, the individual applicant shall present to the department the documentation required in Paragraphs (A)(1) through (6) of this Section together with any fees or taxes that may be due.
C. Upon the submission of the above referenced documentation to the department, the owner of the trailer shall be eligible to receive a Louisiana registration of the trailer and vehicle license plate for the trailer in conjunction to R.S. 47:462. The department shall not issue a certificate of title for the trailer until the completion of one year from the date of registration in which a motor vehicle officer must conduct a NCIC Check. With the verification from NCIC, the motor vehicle office shall print a Louisiana motor vehicle title for the trailer and mail the title to the stated registered owner.
D. The department shall promulgate any rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the provisions of this Section.
E. The issuance of a title pursuant to this Section shall not preclude another person from judicially asserting their ownership to the trailer in question.
Acts 2008, No. 594, §1.