All new manufactured homes purchased on or after July 1,
1980, and those on permanent foundations, are subject to assessment on the local roll. As with
real property, the assessed value of manufactured homes cannot be increased by more than 2%
annually, unless there is a change in ownership or new construction.
Manufactured homes purchased before July 1, 1980 are not subject
to assessment on the local roll if they remained licensed by the Department of Motor
Vehicles. Owners may voluntarily convert from vehicle license fees to local property taxes,
but once converted to the local assessment roll they may not switch back to the
vehicle license fees.
Due to enacted legislation, the purchase of a mobile
home park by the current residents will not constitute a change in ownership for property
assessment purposes, and will not result in a reappraisal. Roll values will not be
increased, except for the normal 2% maximum inflationary factor.