May I eliminate the certificate of ownership (title) on my manufactured
home? You may eliminate the certificate of ownership (title) on your
manufactured home provided you own or are purchasing the manufactured home and
the land to which it is affixed as defined in
How do I apply to eliminate the
certificate of ownership on my manufactured home? You must complete,
record and submit a manufactured home application. The application to eliminate
the certificate of ownership issued under
46.12 RCW, and record
ownership as real property under
65.20 RCW or to transfer
ownership in real property to a title under
46.12 RCW, must be signed
by all persons having an interest in the land and the manufactured home as
What conditions must be met before
the certificate of ownership can be eliminated?
The following conditions
must be met before the certificate of ownership will be eliminated:
(a) The manufactured home must be affixed or
be in the process of being affixed to the land.
(b) The building permit office certification
box on the elimination application must be completed by the issuing authority
stating that the home was affixed or that a building permit has been issued for
this purpose as described in
(c) If a title company is involved in the
elimination transaction, they must certify that the legal description of the
land is true and correct per real property records.
(d) The completed application must be
recorded with the county auditor's office in the county where the manufactured
home and land are located.
After recording, the original or a certified copy of the elimination
application and any other documents required by the department must be
submitted to a vehicle licensing office to complete the elimination process
with the appropriate fees. A confirmation letter is sent from the department
confirming the elimination of the certificate of ownership.
(f) Failure to finalize the elimination
process with a vehicle licensing office will render the elimination incomplete
until such time the original or certified copy of the recorded application and
any other documents required by the department are submitted to a vehicle
licensing office with the appropriate fees.
How do I complete the elimination
of my manufactured home certificate of ownership with the department?
After recording the original or a certified copy of the elimination application
and any other documents required, it must be submitted to the department for
processing with payment of the applicable fees. After the application has been
processed, you will receive a confirmation letter from the department that your
manufactured home certificate of ownership has been eliminated.
What are the fees for elimination
of a manufactured home title?
The fees for elimination of a manufactured
home title are as follows:
(a) Fees as
46.01.140 for each application.
(b) Fees as provided in RCW 46.12.040 for
(c) A fee for
each application to transfer a new or used manufactured home as provided in RCW
(d) A fee of twenty-five
dollars for each application to cover the cost of processing documents and
performing services as described in