Mobile and manufactured homes are built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling, with or without a permanent foundation. Kansas law states that all mobile and manufactured homes are considered personal property unless:
- The title to the home is in the same name of the person (or spouse of the person) who holds title to the land the home is located on, AND
- The Home is on a permanent foundation.[K.S.A. 79-340]
Mobile and manufactured homes that are used for residential purposes are valued at their fair market value as of January 1st and are assessed at a rate of 11.5%. Homes classified in the Mobile Home subclass are not prorated onto or off of the tax roll.
As with any prospective home purchase, you should check with the Treasurer’s Office to see if there are any taxes owed on the property.
Per K.S.A. 58-4204(c): Upon the transfer or sale of any manufactured home or mobile home by any person or dealer, the new owner thereof, within 30 days, inclusive of weekends and holidays, from the date of such transfer or sale, shall make application to the division for the issuance of a certificate of title evidencing the new owner's ownership of such manufactured home or mobile home.