Registration & Titling
The Registration and Titling (R&T) Program provides registration and title documents for new or resold manufactured homes, commercial modulars, floating homes and truck campers.
The program annually renews registrations for nearly 205,000 manufactured homes and commercial modulars in four district offices throughout the state, and provides assistance to dealers, escrow offices, manufacturers, local tax assessors, and the general public in obtaining title and registration documents, registration renewals, tax clearances, and title transfers for manufactured homes, commercial modulars, truck campers, and floating homes.
Servicios bilingüe son disponible. Para hablar con un representante en español, por favor llame al numero (800) 952-8356 y pide un intérprete.
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Online Title Search and Escrow Opening
Changes of Ownership or Registration Renewals
The Program maintains records and files establishing the existence and ownership of manufactured homes, mobilehomes, commercial modulars, floating homes, and truck campers. Any changes of ownership or registration renewals are updated and new documents are mailed to the owners. Scanned copies of the initial reporting documents are kept as permanent history records.
Obtaining a Lien Release
How to remove lender from your "Certificate of Title"
When you have a loan for your manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial modular, floating home, or truck camper, the lender holds the Certificate of Title and is listed as the legal owner of the home. This means there is a “lien” against your home; which can prevent you from selling your property. Once you have paid off your loan, the lien should be removed by removing the lender from your Certificate of Title.
Typically, once you pay off your loan, the lender signs the back of the Certificate of Title to release the title to you. If the lender is a company, the releasing signature is done by an authorized person for the company. If the lender does not have the Certificate of Title, the lender/authorized person can complete a Lien Satisfied form – HCD RT 475.3 (PDF).
If your lender was a bank that has since gone out of business, please visit the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) website for additional assistance.
Retail Value Requests
County Tax Collector Contacts
For a list of county tax collectors and contact information, visit the California State Board of Equalization's Listing of County Tax Collectors.
When a manufactured home or multifamily manufactured home is installed on a foundation system, the home will no longer be registered by the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). See HCD’s Consumer Information page for additional information about the process to cancel registration for homes on permanent foundation.
Program ended December 31, 2020.
Per Assembly Bill 173 (Chapter 488, Statutes of 2019), the Register Your Mobilehome California: A Fee and Tax Waiver Program ended on December 31, 2020. Applications received with a postmark date on or before December 31, 2020, were accepted to the program. Applications with a postmark date of January 1, 2021, or later will not be accepted to the program. If you already have an open application, your application will remain open and in process with the Department.
County tax assessor / tax collector offices must continue to accept conditional titles and waive or prorate back due fees for customers participating in this program. If a customer is in possession of a green conditional title, that serves as proof that the customer has followed program procedures and met all necessary deadlines to participate in the program.
|Registration and Titling |
Hours of Operation:
Monday — Friday
8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Codes and Standards Main Office
Riverside District Office
* The maps to our offices listed above are provided by "Google Maps". The products and services advertised are not promoted or endorsed by HCD.
|Registration and Titling|
P.O. Box 277820
Sacramento, CA 95827-7820
|Registration and Titling — Registration Renewals|
P.O. Box 26060
Sacramento, CA 95826-0600
|Registration and Titling — Requester Accounts|
P.O. Box 276540
Sacramento, CA 95827-6540
HCD’s knowledgeable representatives visit various areas throughout California to assist you with:
- Completing your registration and titling forms
- Processing your electronic payments
- Answering your registration and titling questions
Bilingual representatives are available. Representantes hispanohablantes estarán disponibles.
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Description of Fee and Amount (Effective October 1, 2009)
|Description of Fee||Amount|
|Foreclosure/Repossession Fee Penalty||$25|
|Transfer Fee Penalty||$25|
|Duplicate Certificate of Title||$25|
|Duplicate Registration Card||$25|
|Opening Escrow Fee||$35|
|Informal Title Search (Faxed or Mailed)||$25|
|Formal Title Search (Faxed or Mailed)||$35|
|Photocopy Fee (Per Page)||$5|
|Fee To Certify Documents||$10|
|Registration Service Fee (Add, Delete, or Change Lien Holder)||$25|
|MH Situs Change Fee (N/A on transfers OR CM)||$25|
|State Controller’s Tax Postponement (Removal ONLY)||$6|
|Park Purchase Fund Fee (Per Section)||$5|
|Registration Fee (Per Section)||$23|
|Registration Fee Penalty (Per Section)||$3|
|Mobilehome Recovery Fund Fee||$10|
|Dealer Report Of Sale Fee||$25|
|Administrative Service Fees (Dealer Fees)||Variable|
|Fees Submitted After 10 Days from the Date of Sale||$5|
|— After 10 Days, Within 20 Days||$10|
|— After 20 Days, Within 30 Days||$20|
|— After 30 Days, Within 60 Days||$40|
|— After 60 Days from Date of Sale||$200|
|Address Confidentiality Fee||$7|
|Transfer On Death Beneficiary (TOD)||$25|
|Mobilehome Penalty (Per Section; one time fee)||$50|
|Commercial Coach Penalty (Per Section; Per Year)||$200|
|In-Lieu Tax Fee (License Fee)||Variable|
|In-Lieu Tax Penalty (Based on License Fee Due)||20 percent of the fee|