How do I change ownership on my manufactured home?
When a manufactured home is sold, many people just sign off on the title, exchange it for money from the buyer and be on their merry way. This is a dangerous thing to do. The title is the legal ownership. Even if you sell the mobilehome, you are responsible for the taxes until the title is legally transferred in the Assessor's office. To ensure that you don't get surprised with a tax bill, follow the steps provided below.
Signing a release of liability does not transfer the title and does not release you from your property tax liability.
Obtain an Ad Valorem from the Assessor’s Office.
If the title is changing hands, the current year’s property taxes on the home must be prepaid. Who pays these taxes is negotiated between the buyer and seller. If adding a name or life estate, without removing the current owner's names, prepaying taxes is not required.