Transfer of Ownership:
- When a used manufactured home is transferred (sold to a new owner) the title must be notarized by the seller and buyer and given to the new owner. Ohio law says that failure to give a new owner the notarized title is punishable by 90 days in jail and a $200.00 fine. A penalty will also be imposed if the title is not transferred within 30 days. (It is the responsibility of the previous owner to make certain the transfer was completed.)
- The full year taxes for the current year must be paid and a stamp from the Treasurer must be placed upon the title indicating the same before it can be transferred to the new owner.
- As of January 1, 2000 there is no longer sales tax charged on the purchase price but instead the new owner must pay a conveyance fee of $4.00 per one thousand dollars of the sale price and a transfer fee of $.50 per title. A conveyance form (DTE 100M) must also be completed. Certain transfers are exempt from conveyance fees. These transfers would require an exempt conveyance form (DTE 100M(EX)).
- Once the conveyance and transfer fee is paid to the Auditor’s office, the notarized title must then be delivered to the Clerk of Court’s title division in any county as cross-county titling became effective in March of 2002. A new title will be issued in the name of the new owner. Within 30 days of the date the conveyance fees are paid, the new owner must register with the County Auditor’s Office where the manufactured home resides. Failure to register may result in a $100.00 fine. Registration Forms are available by clicking this link (DTE 41).
Manufactured home tax bills are mailed and collected by the Sandusky County Treasurer’s Office. Tax Bills are March 1st and July 31st. The Sandusky County Treasurer's Office can be reached at 419-334-6234.
This notice is required for any manufactured home that is moved on a public road within the state of Ohio. Moving mobile homes into Ohio from outside the state requires no notice. Only movement within or out of state. The notice must be attached to the rear of the home during the move. Failure to get this notice will result in a fine of $100.00 for the owner of the home and $100.00 to the person moving the home. A Relocation Notice is available at the County Auditor’s Office for a charge of $5.00. All taxes must be paid on the home at the time the Relocation Notice is issued.
If your manufactured home is demolished or destroyed complete an Application for Tax Reduction or Waiver for Destroyed or Damaged Manufactured Homes (DTE 49) and turn it in with the home’s title to our office. The percentage of deduction is determined by the calendar half in which the damage occurred. If you have any questions, please call our office at (419) 334-6123.
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