Selling or Purchasing a Park Model
First, a tax record must be established or updated at the Treasurer’s office.
Second, a park model is titled as a vehicle and the title is processed at the Auditor’s office Licensing division. Note: Licensing subagents cannot title park models.
The Assessor’s office updates the property record ownership after the park model transaction is completed.
Some transaction types require additional paperwork including inheritance, divorce, changing your name, putting your home into a trust, lienholder out of business, lost or no title, or ownership in doubt. Contact our offices to review the requirements. Common title transactions are outlined below:
Transferring Ownership (New owner, adding or removing an existing owner)
The first step in transferring an existing park model is to contact the Treasurer’s office. There you will complete the required tax clearance form. The Treasurer's office will collect any excise tax or fees due and approve the tax clearance form.
The second step is to contact the Auditor's office Licensing division to transfer the ownership record with Department of Licensing (DOL). All new registered owners must be present with photo ID or have their signature notarized on a Vehicle Title Application.
Documents required can vary but typically include the signed Certificate of Ownership (title) or notarized Affidavit of Loss/Release of Interest, Bill of Sale, and the tax clearance form from the Treasurer's office. Once the paperwork is processed, the Assessor's office is notified to update the property record ownership.
Ownership changes are complete once the record is updated in all three offices: Treasurer, Auditor, Assessor.
Brand New Park Model
The dealership where you purchased the park model will often title the park model for you. You may wish to ask the dealer if this is the case in your situation. If the dealership gives you a Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin/Certificate of Origin (MSO/MCO), it is up to you to title the park model.
The first step is to go to the Treasurer’s office with the purchase documents. After presenting the MSO/MCO, complete any required tax clearance forms and pay any applicable taxes and fees.
The second step is to go to the Auditor's office Licensing division to create an ownership record with DOL. Documents required can vary but typically include the MSO/MCO, the dealer invoice, and the tax clearance form from the Treasurer's office. All registered owners must be present with photo ID or have their signature notarized on a Vehicle Title Application. The fee payable to DOL depends on your transaction and tax due. Once the paperwork is processed, the Assessor's office is notified to update the property record ownership.
Ownership records are complete once the record is created in all three offices: Treasurer, Auditor, Assessor.