rules enforced this year include getting the trailer inspected as well. Registration and inspection amounts to $61.00 plus the additional hassle of getting the inspection. But there is another way. Called the tax office and they told me I also need a Texas Agricultural and Timber Exemption Registration Number. Took all of 5 minutes to get it online. Went to town today and was in and out the door easy with my new Farm Trailer plate...six bucks total and no inspection requirement. In my case, based on the criteria I selected on the application, the trailer can only be used: "exclusively to transport seasonally harvested agricultural products or livestock from the place of production to the place of process, market, or storage; or farm supplies from the place of loading to the farm. The vehicle may be used to allow farmer/ranchers to participate in equine activities or attend livestock shows."
This is not a way of getting around the law - just an option if you qualify. Read all the rules in the links provided. 93,98,70,0,C