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The property appraiser's office should be notified when you purchase a mobile home so the property tax records can be changed.
Required items to title a mobile home:
The original title or certificate/statement of origin: Both the buyer and seller must properly complete the "Transfer of Title by Seller" section on the title. It must include printed names and signatures of buyer(s) and seller(s), selling price, and date of sale. Note: Cross-outs, white-out, alterations, or erasures may void the title. (To see how to properly complete a title for transfer, view our title transfer illustration.)
Proper method of payment: Title transactions in our office can be paid for with cash, check, certified funds or debit card. Credit cards and "starter" checks are not accepted.
Identification: All owners or purchasers (see below* for businesses) must be present with a valid (unexpired) state-issued driver license / ID card (includes US territories) or a valid (unexpired) passport from any country. If an owner/purchaser cannot be present, consider using a Power of Attorney form to complete the transaction; you must have a copy of the absent individual's identification along with the completed Power of Attorney form.
* Businesses are required to submit documentation showing they are a valid business; typically, this can be done most easily with a printout from SunBiz (via a SunBiz record search). If the individual acting on behalf of the business is not listed as an officer, director, or registered agent on SunBiz, they must also submit, on letterhead, a letter that authorizes them to act on behalf of the business.
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.
Are you selling a motor vehicle, boat, or mobile home?
It is required for an owner or co-owner who has transferred or sold a motor vehicle, boat or mobile home to notify the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) within 30 days after the sale or transfer to satisfy the requirement for limitation of liability. This can be done with a Notice of Sale form or by detaching and completing the top third of the Florida title, above the perforation, and mailing to the DHSMV at the address listed on the form. For additional requirements, read our vehicle, boat, and mobile home sale publication.
Note: Double-wide mobile homes will have 2 titles and triple-wide mobile homes will have 3 titles, all of which require sign-off when sold.