Gravel and dirt to make my farm road useable is “farm supplies”. isn’t it? …and it’s used “primarily on” the place.
(I suspect the fear of DPS (state-troopers) is in reference to “Farm Truck” plates….and that Texas requires such trucks not to travel more than 150 miles of the farm.)
When he learned of my purpose for a dump trailer, the seller of the trailer is who suggested that it be titled “Farm“, said it was not uncommon, county tax collector didn’t question it… and 4 years of use now and no officer has ever stopped or questioned me,…despite the regular travel through local towns and highways between the gravel pit and home. Saved $640 in sales tax and removes the requirement for annual inspection also.
When I modified my utility trailer (steel bed using C-purlins) I registered it as “home-made” and the county tax office only wanted to know it’s gross weight capacity I rarely load it more than 1500 lbs but declaring it less than 4K removes it from inspection requirements. Those plates are placed on whatever trailer I happen to use that day….(I have 4 utility/flat-bed/gen-purpose trailers).
However, my travel trailer is registered as such (and the plates say so), as does the boat-trailer.
The term "farm trailer" refers to a trailer or semitrailer designed for, and primarily used on
, a farm or ranch.
A farm trailer does not refer to a motor vehicle designed for sleeping, dressing, lounging, restroom use or meal preparation, even if the vehicle is used to transport livestock or agricultural products.
A farm trailer used more than 20 percent of the time to transport livestock or property to and from competitions, shows, rodeos or other similar uses does not qualify for exemption.”
Soooo….don’t know the source of your post which indicated a “Farm Trailer” qualified if it:
….but there may be differences in certain Counties…?? (When I purchased the Dump trailer the seller was located in Williamson county…and that is where he was required to register the sale for the sales tax exemption…but the Farm Trailer plates are issued in my home county.)
- Participates in equine activities or livestock shows