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HB 114 increases the maximum allowable weight of noncommercial trailers from 3,000 to 10,000 pounds.
Non-commercial trailer plates are issued based upon the unladen weight of the trailer. The tax rate is $1.40 per one hundred pounds, thereafter $.85 per one hundred pounds up to 2,000 lbs.
The fees can be found at the following link: http://bmv.ohio.gov/registration_non_com_trailer_chart.stm
Effective July 1, 2011.
If you are within 27 months of your expiration date, you are eligible to purchase a non-commercial trailer plate.
No. Non-commercial trailers are waived the late fee.
No. The BMV will permit owners of heavier non-commercial trailers to continue to register as "commercial" trailers if they choose. However, if you choose to change to non-commercial, new plates must be purchased.
Yes. You are not required to wait until you renew your registration to change your plates.
Your expiration date will remain the same.
You can change your expiration date and pay any additional fees which may be assessed because of the date change.