Selling a Mobile Home and Transferring Title
When selling your mobile home, you must transfer title to the new owner at a Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicle Office. A mobile home title is transferred the same as a motor vehicle except no excise tax is collected. Title fees and secured party fees are the same as for other transfers. To transfer the title, take your current Certificate of Title AND a tax clearance form from the Treasurer of the county in which the mobile home was located which states that all the personal property mobile home taxes have been paid on the unit. Once you have transferred title, the new owner is required by Polk County to fill out a mobile home data request. This will transfer the taxes into the new owner’s name. Also, if the new owner would like to homestead the mobile home they will have to fill out a mobile home homestead form.
If you do not transfer title to the new owner, Polk County will assume you are still the owner. Tax statements will continue to be issued in your name. Any delinquent taxes will be submitted for collection under your name to the Minnesota Department of Revenue Recapture Unit. The amount owing will become tax liens, deducted from any State of Minnesota refunds or lottery winnings you may have coming.
Moving a Mobile Home
If you are planning to move your mobile home, whether it is by a professional mover or by yourself, you must have a tax clearance form signed by the Polk County Auditor-Treasurer stating there are no current year or delinquent taxes owing on the mobile home.