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What is required to title and register a mobile home?
This answer has been viewed 3893 times and was last updated on 12/15/2015.
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Mobile Home Title Transfer – What you need to know

We want to make your visit to the Manatee County Tax Collector's Office a pleasant experience.

Don't want to spend time waiting? Schedule an appointment online. You will receive a coupon for a free car wash.

Click here for information regarding the documentation required to transfer a Florida title.

Would you like to complete your transaction by mail? Click here to visit our Title by Mail page.

The Property Appraiser's Office should be notified when you purchase a mobile home so the property tax records can be changed.

Cost – The average cost to title and register a double wide mobile home for the first time is $240, excluding the 6 percent sales tax (plus any applicable discretionary tax). For a detailed listing of costs, visit our motor vehicle fees page.

Recording a Lien – If you would like to record a lien at the time the title transfer is taking place, be prepared to provide us with the name and address of the lien holder. In some cases you will need a Notice of Lien form completed before a lien is recorded. The cost is $2 per lien.

Additional Notes

  • Mobile homes located on Rental Property are taxable based on the purchase price.
  • Mobile homes that have already been classified as Real Property are sales tax exempt on the total purchase price. If it has not already been classified as real property (new mobile homes), sales tax would be due at the time of transfer.
  • A mobile home that has been declared Real Property and is sold and removed from the land will revert to Rental Property and is taxable based on the purchase price.
  • When collecting sales tax on a mobile home, travel trailer or park model that resides on Rental Property, an Itemized Invoice Affidavit (with notary or perjury clause), when properly completed, can reduce the amount of sales tax collected. This affidavit, however, is not applicable for licensed dealer, broker, or real estate agent assisted sales as these types of transactions are subject to sales tax on the full selling price.

Note: It is the customer's responsibility to complete this affidavit. If an error is made and caught by the Department of Revenue, the liability is on the customer, not our office.

 
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