REAL PROPERTY DECAL

As per Florida Statutes 320.0815 and 320.07 mobile homes are required to have a registration decal affixed to the lower left-hand corner of the window closest to the street or road providing access to such residence. Failure to comply may result in a traffic citation that could require an appearance in court (F.S. 320.58).

NOTE: VIOLATION CARRIES A MAXIMUM PENALTY OF SIXTY (60) DAYS SENTENCE AND/OR FINE, PLUS COURT COSTS (F.S. 320.57).

MOBILE HOMES PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO LAND & ASSESSED AS REAL PROPERTY:

  1. DEFINITION: A mobile home, travel trailer or park trailer is considered REAL PROPERTY only when the owner of the mobile home, travel trailer or park trailer is ALSO the owner of the land on which said residence is situated and permanently affixed. It must be tied down and hooked to the normal and usual utilities.

  2. When the above situation exists a REAL PROPERTY (RP) DECAL is required. To obtain this decal, you must take proof of ownership for the land and mobile home to your Property Appraiser's office. You will be issued a certificate to obtain the decal at your Tax Collector's office. This decal will be permanent unless the mobile home is sold separately from the land, moved to a location other than the address on the registration, is destroyed or replaced.

  3. REAL PROPERTY (RP) DECALS may be transferred when the mobile home and land are sold together as realty, or in cases where the title is being transferred and a sale is not involved.

    Example: transfer from one spouse to joint ownership, transfer upon death of one owner, or transfer upon divorce decree.

  4. Any prefabricated or modular housing unit not manufactured upon an integral chassis or undercarriage for travel over the highways is not a mobile home and must be taxed as real property. Since these units are not classified as mobile homes, they are not required to be titled nor is a real property decal issued.

  5. You will receive a tax bill each year in November for the mobile home and land combined. DATES: If the mobile home is ''already assessed'' REAL PROPERTY (RP) DECALS can be issued at any time. If the mobile home is to be ''newly assessed'' REAL PROPERTY (RP) DECALS can only be issued during the year the mobile home is being assessed on the tax roll. The mobile home has to be on the parcel ''BEFORE'' Jan.1, of the current year tax roll.





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Phone (904)284/269-6305 - (352) 473-3711
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