There are so many ways in which you can benefit from possessing the title and registration of your mobile home. These documents allow you to transfer the title to another individual should you wish to leave your home in the possession of a loved one, or if you simply wish to sell your home. It can also prove your registration to a landlord or park manager.
More practical reasons to possess these documents include applying for fire and/or flood insurance, the ability to apply for energy-efficiency and other cost-reduction programs, and the ability to obtain permits to improve your home. You need permits from HCD to upgrade your roof, water heater, and other areas of your home that could use improvement or repairs.
You may not be able to receive your title if you have back fees and taxes due on your home. Thankfully, there is a state program that is set up to waive all or part of the costs that are causing the lien that is on your property. Contact Register Your Mobilehome California at (916) 838-8613 or at www.RegisterYourMobilehomeCA.org. They have Spanish-speaking staff and interpreters for other languages available.
Source: California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD)