Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 700
Manufactured Homes (Mobile Homes)
Section 700.320

August 28, 2013


Certificate of title, application procedure, fees--payment of sales tax before issuance--purchase price, defined--certificates may be transferred, when, procedure--refusal to issue, when--affidavit of affixation, requirements--certificates, requirements.

700.320. 1. Except as provided in section 700.111, the owner of any new or used manufactured home, as defined in section 700.010, shall make application to the director of revenue for an official certificate of title to such manufactured home in the manner prescribed by law for the acquisition of certificates of title to motor vehicles, and the rules promulgated pursuant thereto. All fees required by section 301.190 for the titling of motor vehicles and all penalties provided by law for the failure to title motor vehicles shall apply to persons required to make application for an official certificate of title by this subsection. In case there is any duplication in serial numbers assigned any manufactured homes, or no serial number has been assigned by the manufacturer, the director shall assign the serial numbers for the manufactured homes involved.

2. At the time the owner of any new manufactured home, as defined in section 700.010, which was acquired in a transaction subject to sales tax under the Missouri sales tax law makes application to the director of revenue for an official certificate of title for such manufactured home, he shall present to the director of revenue evidence satisfactory to the director of revenue showing the purchase price exclusive of any charge incident to the extension of credit paid by or charged to the applicant in the acquisition of the manufactured home, or that no sales tax was incurred in its acquisition, and if sales tax was incurred in its acquisition, the applicant shall pay or cause to be paid to the director of revenue the sales tax provided by the Missouri sales tax law in addition to the registration fees now or hereafter required according to law, and the director of revenue shall not issue a certificate of title for any new manufactured home subject to sales tax as provided in the Missouri sales tax law until the tax levied for the sale of the same under sections 144.010 to 144.510 has been paid as provided in this section, but except as provided in subsection 2 of section 700.111, the director of revenue shall not suspend or revoke a certificate of title to a manufactured home by reason of the fact that at any time it shall become affixed in any manner to real estate. As used in this subsection, the term "purchase price" shall mean the total amount of the contract price agreed upon between the seller and the applicant in the acquisition of the new manufactured home regardless of the medium of payment therefor. In the event that the purchase price is unknown or undisclosed, or that the evidence thereof is not satisfactory to the director of revenue, the same shall be fixed by appraisement by the director. The director of the department of revenue shall endorse upon the official certificate of title issued by him upon such application an entry showing that such sales tax has been paid or that the manufactured home represented by the certificate is exempt from sales tax and state the ground for such exemption.

3. A certificate of title for a manufactured home issued in the names of two or more persons that does not show on the face of the certificate that the persons hold their interest in the manufactured home as tenants in common, on death of one of the named persons, may be transferred to the surviving owner or owners. Except as provided in subsection 5 of this section, on proof of death of one of the persons in whose names the certificate was issued, surrender of the outstanding certificate of title, and on application and payment of the fee for an original certificate of title, the director of revenue shall issue a new certificate of title for the manufactured home to the surviving owner or owners; and the current valid certificate of number shall be so transferred.

4. A certificate of title for a manufactured home issued in the names of two or more persons that shows on its face that the persons hold their interest in the manufactured home as tenants in common, on death of one of the named persons, may be transferred by the director of revenue on application by the surviving owners and the personal representative or successors of the deceased owner. Except as provided in subsection 5 of this section, upon being presented proof of death of one of the persons in whose names the certificate of title was issued, surrender of the outstanding certificate of title, and on application and payment of the fee for an original certificate of title, the director of revenue shall issue a new certificate of title for the manufactured home to the surviving owners and personal representative or successors of the deceased owner; and the current valid certificate of number shall be so transferred.

5. The director of revenue shall not issue a certificate of title to a manufactured home with respect to which there has been recorded an affidavit of affixation under section 442.015 unless with respect to the same manufactured home there has been recorded an affidavit of severance under section 442.015.

6. The director of revenue shall file, upon receipt, each affidavit of affixation and affidavit of severance relating to a manufactured home that is delivered in accordance with section 442.015, when satisfied of its genuineness and regularity.

7. The director of revenue shall maintain a record of each affidavit of affixation and each affidavit of severance filed in accordance with subsection 6 of this section. The record shall state the name of each owner of the related manufactured home, the county of recordation, the date of recordation, and the book and page number of each book of records in which there has been recorded an affidavit of affixation or affidavit of severance under section 442.015, and any other information the director of revenue prescribes.

8. The director of revenue shall file, upon receipt, each application for surrender of the manufacturer's certificate of origin relating to a manufactured home that is delivered in accordance with subsection 1 of section 700.111, when satisfied of its genuineness and regularity.

9. The director of revenue shall file, upon receipt, each application for surrender of the certificate of title relating to a manufactured home that is delivered in accordance with subsection 2 of section 700.111, when satisfied of its genuineness and regularity.

10. The director of revenue shall file, upon receipt, each application for confirmation of conversion relating to a manufactured home that is delivered in accordance with subsection 3 of section 700.111, when satisfied of its genuineness and regularity.

11. The director of revenue shall maintain a record of each manufacturer's certificate of origin accepted for surrender as provided in subsection 1 of section 700.111. The record shall state the name of each owner of the manufactured home, the date the manufacturer's certificate of origin was accepted for surrender, the county of recordation, the date of recordation, and the book and page number of each book of records in which there has been recorded an affidavit of affixation under section 442.015, and any other information the director of revenue prescribes.

12. The director of revenue shall maintain a record of each manufactured home certificate of title accepted for surrender as provided in subsection 2 of section 700.111. The record shall state the name of each owner of the manufactured home, the date the certificate of title was accepted for surrender, the county of recordation, the date of recordation, and the book and page number of each book of records in which there has been recorded an affidavit of affixation under section 442.015, and any other information the director of revenue prescribes.

13. The director of revenue shall maintain a record of each application for confirmation of conversion accepted as provided in subsection 3 of section 700.111. The record shall state the name of each owner of the manufactured home, the county of recordation, the date of recordation, and the book and page number of each book of records in which there has been recorded an affidavit of affixation under section 442.015, and any other information the director of revenue prescribes.

14. The holder of a manufacturer's certificate of origin to a manufactured home may deliver it to any person to facilitate conveying or encumbering the manufactured home. Any person receiving any such manufacturer's certificate of origin so delivered holds it in trust for the person delivering it.

15. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a certificate of title issued by the director of revenue to a manufactured home is prima facie evidence of the facts appearing on it, notwithstanding the fact that such manufactured home, at any time, shall have become affixed in any manner to real estate.

16. When an owner wants to add or delete a name or names on an application for certificate of title to a manufactured home that would cause it to be inconsistent with the name or names listed on the notice of lien, the owner shall provide the director with documentation evidencing the lienholder's authorization to add or delete a name or names on an application for certificate of title.

(L. 1985 S.B. 152 700.120, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2009 H.B. 269, A.L. 2010 S.B. 630)

Effective 3-01-11


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