State program saving homeowners up to thousands of dollars by waiving taxes and fees
April 19, 2019 - SACRAMENTO – Register Your Mobilehome California, a state program that provides waivers for past-due registration fees and taxes for mobilehomes and manufactured homes, has saved homeowners more than $1.5 million, collectively in third year of program run.
Besides the savings in fees and taxes, homeowners who have taken advantage of the program will also see additional benefits. They are now properly positioned to legally sell or transfer their property, apply for fire and flood insurance, receive financial assistance and rebates from utilityproviders, and obtain permits for repairs and upgrades.
The program, administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), allows people who acquired a mobilehome or manufactured home, but didn’t get the proper registration, to correct the issue and not have to pay back taxes and fees.
“Register Your Mobilehome California gives owners the opportunity to avoid paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars in state and local taxes, fees, and penalties, giving them a more secure situation,” said HCD Director Ben Metcalf. “The program is scheduled to continue through the end of 2019, so please encourage your friends and family members who are mobilehome owners to apply before time runs out.”
Mobilehome and manufactured home owners who have never applied for registration and don’t have title are eligible for the program. Under many circumstances, the owner never realized the mobilehome was supposed to have proper title and registration. Other owners may have wanted title but couldn’t afford the back state and local taxes and fees.
For more information, visit http://registeryourmobilehomeca.org or call (800) 952-8356. Assistance is available in all languages. A Spanish-language version of the website, as well as other languages through Google Translate, can be accessed by clicking on the upper right corner of the homepage.
Source: California Department of Housing and Community Development