Apply for a keeper's certificate for a trailer

Apply to get a 'certificate of keeper' for a trailer if you're its registered keeper, or get a replacement if the original is lost, stolen or destroyed.


Application form for certificate of keeper of a trailer

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Use this form to get a certificate of keeper of a trailer - or a replacement - from DVSA.

With the form send copies of:

  • the vehicle’s registration documents
  • the manufacturer’s build specifications
  • the ministry plating certificate
  • any other relevant information

Your application will be delayed if you don’t fill in the form correctly or pay the £25 fee (or £13 for a replacement).

Send your application using the technical application system.

You can also send the application by post.

DVSA technical service branch

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
Technical and support services
The Ellipse
Padley road


Published 15 July 2013
Last updated 21 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated certificate of keeper for a trailer application form.
  2. First published.