“I don’t know whether my home is registered with the state. Is registration required for mobile homes in California?”
-Gretchen C. (54), resident, Oakland, CA
Yes. Mobile homes in California generally need to be registered with the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Registration is required to establish ownership and ensure that the mobile home complies with safety and construction standards.
Whenever a mobile home changes ownership, it must be registered with the HCD. This means that whenever someone buys or sells a mobile home, the title can only be transferred to the new owner through the HCD. This process involves submitting the necessary paperwork and fees and helps maintain an accurate record of ownership.
Mobile homes in California receive a Certification Label, also known as an HUD or HCD tag, which serves as proof of registration. This decal is displayed on the home’s exterior. Additionally, mobile home owners in California are required to renew their registration annually. Failure to do so can result in penalties or fines.
Keep in mind that mobile home registration requirements and fees may vary based on factors such as the type of mobile home, its age, and its location within the state. You can contact the California Department of Housing and Community Development for specific questions regarding your home’s registration.
- Mobile homes must be registered with the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in California.