Registration & Renewal

In Florida, mobile homes must be titled and registered. A numbered decal, instead of a metal license plate, is issued for identification. State Statutes require mobile home registrations be renewed annually by December 31st. A delinquent fee is charged if the registration is not renewed by the 10th of the following month.

Registration fees are set by the Department of Motor Vehicles and are based on the length of the mobile home. Double wide and triple wide mobile homes are considered two and three separate units, respectively, and the owner must purchase that many decals. Mobile home owners are required to display the decal in a window clearly visible from the road in front of the home.

To register a mobile home, the owner must present the following documents to the Tax Collector's Office:

1. The current or last issued Florida Vehicle Registration Certificate for the mobile home.  If lost, furnish the most current decal number.

2. The title to the mobile home if the Registration Certificate is not available.  If financed, the owner must obtain a copy from the lien holder.

3. The title from Florida or any other state (signed off by the previous owner if it has not been transferred into the current owner's name) and the bill of sale.  The Tax Collector's Office will process the transfer.

Real Property (RP) Decals: All mobile homes or recreational vehicles permanently affixed to the owner's land and declared as real property are issued a permanent "RP" decal. Owners must obtain a DR402 form from the Property Appraiser's Office in the county in which the mobile home is permanently located, indicating the land and mobile home titles are in the same name, before applying for the "RP" decal from the Tax Collector's Office.

"RP" decals are permanent and transferable to a new owner when the land and mobile home are sold as a unit.