In the wake of the wildfires across state this summer, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is reminding mobilehome owners to protect their homes by ensuring they have current title and registration.
HCD, which administers the registration and titling program for mobilehomes, is offering a temporary fee-and-tax waiver program for those who have never applied for registration and do not have a certificate of title. So far, the program has waived more than $1 million in past-due fees and taxes. Without proper title and registration, owners could be at risk of not being able to collect on their insurance after a disaster simply because their names are not on the title.
Owners who are not sure if they are on the certificate of title can contact HCD at 1.800.952.8356, and HCD will run a free title search.
In many cases, mobilehome owners do not realize their homes need to be titled and registered. Others may want to obtain current title and registration but cannot afford to pay past-due taxes and fees. Mobilehome owners can find out if they are eligible for the fee-and-tax waiver program by visiting www.RegisterYourMobilehomeCA.org - also available in Spanish at www.RegisterYourMobilehomeCA.org/es - or by calling 1.800.952.8356 for help in English or Spanish. Interpreters for other languages are available upon request.