A manufactured home is a structure transportable in one or more sections, which is built on a permanent chassis and is designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation.
All manufactured homes are required to be titled through the Drive and Vehicle Services Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The registrar of motor vehicles in each county can issue a certificate of title in the same manner as a motor vehicle. It is a record detailing the vehicle identification number, manufacture year, make, model, title number, date issued, name and address of owner, lien information, and the name and address of any secured parties.
If a manufactured home is sold, what is the seller or buyer required to do?
When selling a manufactured home to another person, the buyer and seller are responsible to file information with the Department of Public Safety by transferring the certificate of title at the county license bureau. Before the registrar transfers ownership, the following requirements must be satisfied: (1) all past and current taxes due are paid, (2) a certified statement from the treasurer of the county where the home is located acknowledging and that taxes have been paid must be furnished, and (3) a current certificate of title with any required lien releases must be submitted. Additionally, the seller should inform the assessor about the change in ownership. Once a new certificate of title is issued, the buyer should also furnish a copy to the assessor to ensure that the county assessment records are updated.
Important Manufactured Home Dates:
May 29th - Last day to establish homestead
July 15th - Last day to send out tax statements
August 31st - 1st half of taxes are due
November 15th - 2nd half of taxes are due
Click here to get the Mobile Home Data Sheet.
Application can be found on application page