CAUTION: BE SURE ALL TAXES HAVE BEEN PAID BEFORE YOU PURCHASE A MOBILE HOME.  YOU MAY CALL OUR OFFICE AT 260-925-2712 TO VERIFY IF TAXES HAVE BEEN PAID.

  • If you are selling/buying a mobile home, before you go to the BMV, you will come to our office with the title to complete the paperwork to get a permit to transfer the title to the new owner(s).
  • If the title has been lost, you will need to apply through the BMV to get a new title issued.
  • All taxes (delinquent and current) associated with the specific mobile home must be paid before the permit will be issued.  The Treasurer’s office is required to complete a 10 year search for delinquent taxes.  This process can take up to 48 hours and therefore, a permit may not be issued the same day it is requested.
  • If you’re moving the mobile home, you are required to get a moving permit PRIOR to moving it.

The title must be in the current owner’s name before a moving permit will be issued.

To expedite the 10 year search process, please complete the mobile home permit request form found below and submit it to our office. Please complete as much of the form as possible.  Include a contact name and phone number so we can call for questions. 

Permit Request Form

Once the form is completed you may email it along with a copy of the title to treasurer@co.dekalb.in.us and our staff will contact you once the required search is completed. 

Please note that submitting a request form DOES NOT issue automatically issue the permit.  Our staff will contact you regarding any taxes that need to be paid prior to issuing the permit.

Once all taxes are paid and we’ve received a copy of the title we will be able to issue the permit.

 

Did you know that Mobile Home owners may qualify for the homestead credit and mortgage exemption to help reduce their property taxes?  Contact the Auditor’s office at 260-925-2362 to find out if you qualify.