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Registration Process for Watercraft Trailer Dealers

To obtain a Virginia Certificate of Dealer Registration to sell only watercraft trailers, you must:

  1. Hold a valid Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) Dealer License and include a photocopy of that license with your initial or renewal application for registration.
  2. Complete the application for a Watercraft Trailer Dealer Certificate of Registration (Form DSD-15).
  3. Complete the Application for Dealer/Drive Away/Office Trailer Plates (Form DSD-9). If you are a franchised trailer dealer, please submit proof of franchise for the issuance of franchise dealer plates.

Registration Fees for One Year

The fee for the Virginia Certificate of Registration (DSD 15) is $50. The Certificate of Registration will expire concurrently with your DGIF license.

The fee for the first two trailer dealer license plates is $30. The cost of the third and any subsequent plate is $13 each.

Additional Information

For watercraft dealer licensing information, please contact the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.