Manufactured Homes

Effective July 1, 2008, due the passage of HB08-1260, documents required on manufactured home transactions will be recorded with the Clerk & Recorder division and will become public record. Additional forms and fees will be applicable.

To buy or sell a Manufactured Home

  1. Owner shall apply for a manufactured home title in the county where the manufactured home is located (CRS 38-29-108) at the County Clerk & Recorder's office within 45 days of the purchase.
    • Ownership document - MSO or title.
    • Original Authentication of Paid Ad Valorem Taxes form obtained from the county treasurer in the county where the home is located or a copy certified by the county clerk's office to be a true and exact copy of the original showing current year taxes paid, protects the purchaser from the home being seized for delinquent property taxes. (Agent for County Clerk may certify a faxed copy if the copy was faxed directly to the county clerk's office from the county treasurer's office.) (CRS 38-39-107) Fee of $10.00.
    • Purchase Price of the manufactured home.
    • Sales Tax when applicable.
    • Security agreement on finance homes (must show maturity date) Fees for filing are $5.00 per printed side up to legal and $10.00 per printed side for over legal sized documents.
    • Vehicle identification number verification is not required on out of state titles.
    • Notify the County Assessor within 20 days (in the county where the manufactured home is located).
  2. The County Clerk shall forward information to the County Assessor and the Colorado Department of Revenue Title Department. (CRS 38-29-108) A verification of title application, a photo-copy of the title and a Transfer Declaration will be required to be filed with the County Clerk and Recorder's recording division. An additional $21.00 is required to complete this processing. (CRS 38-29-201)

To move your Manufactured Home

  1. Notify the Assessor and Treasurer in the county where the manufactured home is located.
  2. If the Manufactured Home is permanently affixed a Certificate of Removal will be required and a new title will be required. (CRS 38-29-203)
  3. County Treasurer/assessor will issue an authentication form and a transportable manufactured home permit. The permit is an orange placard that must be prominently displayed on the rear of the manufactured home during transit. If the move is along state highways, you must also get a moving permit from the Colorado Department of Transportation.
  4. If a person has titled a manufactured home properly in the county where it is located, and then moves the manufactured home to another location or county, there is no need for a title change as long as the owner remains the same. Nothing is required by the Clerk & Recorder's office.
  5. The owner shall file a notice of any change of location within the county with the county assessor and the county treasurer or change of location from one county to another county within 20 days after such change of location occurs. If such notice is not filed a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00) shall be assessed and collected at the time of the appropriate county treasurer's discovery of the change of location. (CRS 38-29-143)

Real Property (Permanent Dwelling) - Not Titled

All transactions related to a Manufactured Home placed on permanent location will require a visit to the Clerk & Recorder's Vehicle Licensing division. The division will process the request from the owner (with the lien holder's approval, if applicable) that a manufactured home is now real property, the State records will be marked "purged ad valorem" and a letter of verification will be sent to the requestor of the purge. This letter of verification and a completed Certificate of Permanent Location (CRS 38-29-202), a copy of the purged title or MSO and Bill of Sale will be required to be submitted to the Vehicle Licensing division of further processing. Recording fees will be required to complete the process as listed:

The County Clerk shall forward information to the County Assessor and the Colorado Department of Revenue Title Department. (CRS 38-29-207)

If the home is converted back to a manufactured home a Certificate of Removal will be required to title. Please contact the Clerk & Recorder's office for the procedure (970)498-7878 or the Assessor's office at (970)498-7072.

If the home was considered affixed and taxed as Real Property through the Assessor's office prior to July 1, 2008, an Affidavit of Real Property may be used to identify the correct status of the home for further financing or property transfers. The Affidavit of Real Property is not required to be recorded by statute unless the home is removed from the property.

Sale of Manufactured Home for Delinquent Taxes

  • Recording Delinquent Taxes: A list of all manufactured homes for which tax liens are sold is filed with the motor vehicle division of the department of revenue. Upon receipt of such list from the treasurer, the Department of Revenue shall indicate on the records maintained by the department, that manufactured home has been sold for delinquent property taxes and no new title may be issued.
  • Upon distraint and sale of a manufactured home for property taxes the treasurer shall issue a certificate of sale to the purchaser of such home. This certificate of sale is subject to the redemption provisions and is not acceptable as a supporting document for issuance of a new title to the purchaser according to CRS 39-10-111.
    • If the title owner of the manufactured home that was sold for property taxes, does not exercise his right of redemption within the specified period of time the County Treasurer shall issue a Certificate of Ownership to the purchaser and such certificate of ownership shall, upon application, support the issuance of a new title to the purchaser.
    • If the title owner of the manufactured home does exercise his right to redemption by paying the taxes that are due, upon redemption, the Treasurer shall notify the Department of Revenue that the redemption has been made.
    • The Treasurer will submit a Redemption Certificate and applicable fee. Title record will be cleared.

Destruction of Manufactured Home

  1. Certificate of Destruction is required(CRS 38-29-204).
  2. Notify the Vehicle Licensing Division of the destruction. Verification of titled owner or previous purge ad valorem will be completed.
  3. Receive consent and lien release from lien holder or secured party if applicable on Certificate of Destruction.
  4. Notify the Assessor and Treasurer in the county where the manufactured home is located.
  5. County Treasurer/Assessor will issue an authentication form and a transportable manufactured home permit (if applicable). The permit is an orange placard that must be prominently displayed on the rear of the manufactured home during transit. If the move is along state highways, you must also get a moving permit from the Colorado Department of Transportation.
  6. Receive verification signatures from the authorized agent verifying destruction of the manufactured home.
  7. Submit the Certificate of Destruction and Certificate of Removal (if previously affixed) to the Vehicle Licensing Division. Recording fees of $6.00 for each document will be required.
  8. The County Clerk shall forward information to the County Assessor and the Colorado Department of Revenue Title Department. (CRS 38-29-207)