Applying for Real Property Certification
Sometimes lending institutions require that a manufactured / mobile home be real property before a loan can a granted. By state statue, if a manufactured / mobile home owner wishes to have the home considered as real property for taxation purposes, the home has to be affixed to a permanent foundation and the title or Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) surrendered to the County Clerk’s Office. Wyoming Statute 31-2-502(b)(ii) explains the process of surrendering the title or MSO when the orginal document is unavailable.
It is important that the manufactured / mobile home owner realize that once a title or MSO is surrendered, the home can never be titled again. When a HUD-manufactured home is put on a permanent foundation and the title is surrendered it is still not considered the same as a site-built or a UBC modular home.