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Manufactured Homes require that certain documents related to an application for a certificate of title for a Manufactured Home be filed and recorded by the County Clerk and Recorder.
Manufactured Home certificates required to be filed and recorded by the County Clerk and Recorder:
Certificate of Permanent Location
, which is used when the Manufactured Home is permanently affixed to the ground. Proof of ownership must be surrendered. Future transfers of ownership will be completed by deed.
Certificate of Removal
, which is used when the Manufactured Home is removed from its permanent location.
Certificate of Destruction
, which is used when a Manufactured Home is destroyed, dismantled, or sold or otherwise disposed of as salvage.
Affidavit of Real Property,
which is used to acknowledge a Manufactured Home is permanently affixed prior to July 1, 2008. It must include a statement from the County Assessor that the Manufactured Home has been valued with the land, a statement from the County Treasurer that all taxes have been paid, and a record search completed to verify that there is no active title on State records. This form is completed when no title is available for a Manufactured Home that is permanently affixed.
Manufactured Home Transfer of Declaration
, contains information to assist the Assessor in determining the value of real property and the Manufactured Home. This form is completed by buyers/sellers concerning the sale of the Manufactured Home.
Certificate of Permanent Location for Manufactured Home Subject to a Long-Term Land Lease
, which is used when a Manufactured Home is permanently affixed to real property subject to a long-term lease that has an express term of at least ten years.
The above forms are available from the
Department of Local Affairs
Documents Required to Title a Manufactured Home:
Ownership document – MSO or Title
Manufactured Home must show (WIDTH) x (LENGTH).
Original Authentication of Paid Ad Valorem Taxes form or a copy certified by the county clerk’s office to be a true and exact copy of the original. (Agent for County Clerk may certify a faxed copy if the copy was faxed directly to the county clerk’s office from the county treasurer’s office.) Original Authentication of Paid Ad Valorem Taxes is not required if the surrendering document is a MSO.
Purchase price of manufactured home
Sales Tax when applicable
Maturity date of lien
VIN inspection is not required on manufactured homes coming in from out of state.
An In Lieu of Bond for Manufactured Home 25 Years Old or Older
, which is used when an applicant applying for title is unable to provide a certificate of title or other acceptable ownership documents and the Manufactured Home is 25 years old or older.
An Assignment of Manufactured Home I.D. Number
, which is used when there is no identifying number on the Manufactured Home, or if the identification number has been destroyed, obliterated, or mutilated.