Ohio law requires manufactured home owners to obtain a Certificate of Title. All manufactured home titles must have tax approval stamps from the County Treasurer's office and the County Auditor's office before a transfer of ownership can occur. Manufactured home titles are transferred in the same manner as motor vehicle titles. Dealers furnish the titles of new manufactured homes.
Obtaining title to a used manufactured home in Ohio is a somewhat involved process. This checklist will aid you in this process to ensure the most efficient use of your time and to avoid unnecessary trips to our office. The procedure is as follows:
Assignment of Title: The seller must fill out the back of the original Ohio Certificate of Title to assign it to the purchaser. The Certificate of Title must be notarized by a notary public or deputy clerk.
Payment of Property Tax: Manufactured home taxes for the current year and back taxes must be paid in full at the treasurer's office. When the taxes are paid, the treasurer will affix a stamp to the title. Property tax varies from one political subdivision to another and can range from $20.00 to $100.00 or more.
Butler County Treasurer's office
Government Services Center
315 High Street, 10th Floor
Hamilton, OH 45011
Payment of Conveyance Fee: You must pay the conveyance fee at the auditor's office.
Butler County Auditor's office
Manufactured Home Division
130 High Street, 3rd Floor
Hamilton, OH 45011
Conveyance fees range from $1.50 and up, depending on the purchase price of the manufactured home. The Auditor's office will affix a second stamp to the front of the title when the fee is paid. Once the name on a title has been transferred, the new owner will receive an envelope in which to mail a copy of the newly-issued title to the auditor's office. Failure to return a copy of the title to the auditor's office can result in a fine.
Titling Your Manufactured Home: Bring the properly assigned title with the property and conveyance stamps affixed to any of the four title offices to obtain a new title. There will be a $15.00 title fee, $5.00 archival fee and $1.00 fee for notarization, for a total cost of $21.00.