There are three classifications of manufactured homes, un-purged, purged and modulars.
If a manufactured home is purged, it is considered real property and the title has been purged from the Department of Motor Vehicles Data base. The purging process requires the home be inspected to verify the home is permanently attached per county requirements, it also requires submitting the original title or Manufactures Certificate of Origin (MCO/MSO) to the county or State (Title) along with other pertinent documents. Once a Manufactured home has been purged there is only one parcel/account number, and only a deed is required to transfer ownership of the property. The process for purging a mobile home involves the Assessor’s Office, the Clerk and Recorder’s Office and the Treasurer’s Office.
If a manufactured home is un-purged, it still has a title and will have a separate parcel/account number from the property on which it is placed. If a piece of property with an un-purged manufactured home is sold with the home, the title must be transferred in the Clerk and Recorder’s office, just like a motor vehicle. If the property is sold and the home is to be moved, the owner must go to the Treasurer's Office and obtain a Tax Authentication Certificate and a moving permit.
If the home is a Modular it is automatically made Real Property when it is set and will only have one parcel/account number.