Manufactured Homes

What is the difference between Modular, Manufactured or Mobile Homes?  Click here for info.

Purged Mobile Homes

Purged Mobile Homes are manufactured homes that

    • Are permanently affixed to the ground
    • Are classified as real estate improvements
    • Are no longer capable of being legally moved over highways or streets

Purging a Mobile Home

To purge a manufactured home to become a real estate improvement, all taxes must be current. The steps are:

Step 1: County Assessor

Complete an Authentication Form (click here) and submit it to the County for review.

Step 2: County Treasurer
       
Submit the form to the County Treasurer with your $10 payment for tax payment verification. You must have the original certificate of title.  If you do not have it, please contact the Clerk & Recorder’s office for assistance.

Step 3: County Clerk & Recorder

Present the Authentication Form and an original Certificate of Title along with the following:

    a. If there is a mortgage, complete a Lender’s Request to Purge a Manufactured Home (click here).
    b. If there is no mortgage, complete an Owner’s Request to Purge a Manufactured Home (click here).

    Also, complete one of the following:

    a. Certificate of Permanent Location (click here)
    b. Certificate of Permanent Location subject to a Long Term Lease (click here)

Please note that once the title has been purged by the State, the home cannot be legally moved over highways and streets and, it will be assessed as real property.


Un-purging a Mobile Home

To un-purge a manufactured home, all taxes must be current. The steps are:
   
Step 1: County Assessor

Complete an Authentication Form (click here) and submit it to the County Assessor for review.

Step 2: County Treasurer

Submit the form to the County Treasurer with your $10 payment for tax payment verification. Upon request, the Treasurer will issue a moving permit.

Step 3: County Clerk & Recorder

Complete a Certificate of Removal (click here). Please note that you will need to apply for a new title and you will need the Authentication Form.

The County Clerk & Recorder will provide the Certificate of Removal to the Assessor.


Loans on Mobile Homes

Lenders may require proof that a manufactured home has been permanently affixed to the land. Complete an
Affidavit of Real Property (click here) and submit the form to the County Clerk & Recorder, PO Box 1010, Cripple Creek, CO 80813.  The Clerk & Recorder, the County Assessor and the County Treasurer will each complete sections. Upon completion, the County Clerk & Recorder will record the document (fees apply).


Buying or Selling a Manufactured Home

Seller:  Provide the Buyer with a signed Certificate of Title

Step 1: County Assessor

Complete an Authentication Form (click here) and submit it to the County Assessor for review.

Step 2: County Treasurer

Submit the form to the County Treasurer with your $10 payment for tax payment verification.

Buyer:

Apply for a new title with the County Clerk and Recorder within 45 days of the sale of a new manufactured home
OR within 30 days of the sale of a used manufactured home.

Complete a Manufactured Home Transfer Declaration (click here).

Please Note: Failure to file an application for a new title can result in fines up to $1,000 and failure to file a Manufactured Home Transfer Declaration may result in penalties..


Moving a Manufactured Home

Step 1: County Assessor


Complete an Authentication Form (click here) and submit it to the County Assessor for review.

Step 2: County Treasurer

Submit the form to the County Treasurer with your $10 payment for tax payment verification.  Upon request, the Treasurer will issue a moving permit. 
       
Please note the following:
       
        • If the home is being moved within the State, current and billed taxes are collected
        • If the home is being moved out of the State, a pro-rated part of taxes must be paid

When the home is moved, notify the appropriate County Assessor(s).


Destroyed, Dismantled or Salvaged Manufactured Homes

Step 1: County Assessor

Complete an Authentication Form (click here) and submit it to the County Assessor for review.
 
Step 2: County Treasurer

Submit the form to the County Treasurer with your $10 payment for tax payment verification.

Step 3: County Clerk & Recorder

Complete a Certificate of Destruction (click here).

After verification that the manufactured home is destroyed, dismantled, sold as salvage, or otherwise disposed of, the County Assessor will remove manufactured home from the property tax records.

Need more Information?

For more information about Manufactured Homes in Colorado, please click here.