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CT Trailer Laws Regulations Connecticut Trailer Laws & Trailer Regulations

Connecticut's laws and regulations for trailers are listed below:


Connecticut Trailer Brake Laws

Each trailer or semitrailer having a GVW of 3,000 lbs. or more shall be equipped with a braking system operating on all wheels.

The braking system shall be adequate to control the movement of the trailer safely and to hold the trailer stationary.

All trailers over 8,000 lbs. shall be capable of braking by foot or hand.



Connecticut Trailer Dimension Laws

Total length: 60 feet; trailer length: 40 feet; width: 102 inches (excludes appurtenances); height: 13 feet 6 inches. 



Connecticut Trailer Hitch and Signal Laws

Every camp trailer is required to be attached by a hitch and shall be coupled to the frame of the towing vehicle by means of a safety chain, chains, cables, or equivalent device which shall be of sufficient strength to control the trailer in event of failure of the regular hitch or coupling.



Connecticut Trailer Lighting Laws

Every trailer shall be equipped with at least 2 tail lamps mounted on the rear that emit a red light plainly visible from at least 1,000 feet.

Every trailer shall be equipped with at least 2 red rear reflectors.

Every trailer shall be equipped with at least 2 red rear stop lamps.

Trailers 80 inches or more in width shall also have 2 front clearance lamps, 2 rear clearance lamps, 3 identification lamps mounted as close as possible to the vertical centerline, and 2 side marker lamps on each side, 1 at the front and 1 at the rear.

Trailers 80 inches or more in width shall also have 2 reflectors on each side.

Trailers with an overall length of 30 feet or more shall have 1 amber side marker lamp on each side and 1 amber lamp showing the center point of the trailer length-wise.



Connecticut Trailer Mirror Laws

Every motor vehicle used for towing a house trailer must be equipped with a mirror located so as to give the operator a clear reflected view of the highway directly to the rear on a line parallel to the side of the body of the vehicle. 



Connecticut Trailer Speed Limit Laws

55 mph where posted. Some areas 65 mph where posted. 



Connecticut Trailer Towing Laws




Other Connecticut Trailer Laws

No person shall occupy a house trailer while it is being moved upon a public highway.  




The United States Trailer Laws and Regulations by State by is not an inclusive list of laws, regulations and it should be used by reference only and not used for any other purpose. is not liable for incorrect or incomplete information. To report an error, incomplete or incorrect information, please send an email to





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