Manufactured Homes

Purging Titles or Classifying to Real Property

After either of the above is completed, a manufactured home becomes real property for ad valorem purposes. That is, the home remains a manufactured home but is taxed as real property and can be sold or otherwise have ownership transferred by deed, along with the land to which it is affixed by a permanent foundation. To move such a manufactured home in the future, a bond for title action is required.


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A new manufactured home is not required to be titled if the owner wishes the home to go straight to being classified real property. After purchase, the new home must be on a permanent foundation at its permanent site, with land and home owned by the same person(s).

Expanded Requirements for the sales, refinances, other ownership transfers, as well as the moving, and removal, and destruction of manufactured homes.

New Forms: Certificate of Removal, Certificate of Destruction and Transfer Declaration.

When an owner surrenders the home’s title to the Colo. Dept. of Revenue which then deletes the title from state records, i.e. a purge ad valorem. The home must be on a permanent foundation at its permanent site, with land and home owned by the same person(s).

Only titles are purged, not actual homes. Titles must be located for purging, sales, moving, or destruction. Contact the Department of Motor Vehicle in the Clerk & Recorder’s Office located at:

to start the title purge process, or for sales, moves, or destruction of older homes. The “combining” of land and homes was once common but not done since 2003. “Combining” was not purging, nor did it make home and land real property.

Classify to Real Property: A search for a title must precede this, but Contact the Assessor’s Office in the Old Courthouse Annex for help.