Manufactured Homes

Senate Bill 630 (passed by the General Assembly during the 2010 legislative session) allows a manufactured home to be converted to real property through a process of affixation. Additional provisions of this law allow manufactured homes previously affixed and converted to real property to be converted back to personal property and issued a certificate of title.

Affixation is the process of recording manufactured home information in the Department of Revenue’s titling system in order to provide proof that the manufactured home has been converted to real property.

Severance is the process of removing (severing) a manufactured home from a permanent foundation which is attached to real property. Once severed, a manufactured home previously recorded as affixed may be issued a title pursuant to the processes outlined below.

Affixation and severance documentation can be processed at any Missouri Department of Revenue License Office.


In order to be considered real property, a manufactured home must be permanently affixed to real estate and an Affidavit of Affixation (Form 5312) must be recorded with the Recorder of Deeds Office in the county where the real estate is located.

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When a manufactured home which has been previously recorded as affixed in the Departmentís records is severed from real property, the owner may complete an Affidavit of Severance (Form 5313) in order to obtain a certificate of title for the manufactured home.

  • The Affidavit of Severance (Form 5313) must be recorded in Recorder of Deeds Office of the county where the manufactured home was previously recorded as affixed prior to filing with the Department.
  • An applicant is not prohibited from using a similar Affidavit of Severance which is substantially compliant with the information contained in Form 5313. However, it is strongly recommended that applicants use Form 5313 as it contains all the mandatory requirements under Missouri law.
  • An Affidavit of Severance must contain a certification by an attorney or licensed agent of a title insurance company.
  • When completed, the Affidavit of Severance must be accompanied by an Application for Title and License (Form 108). Use a body style of MFGHM for single units or DBLHM for multiple units when completing the application.
  • Once satisfied that all documentation has been properly submitted, the Department will process an original title transaction for a manufactured home and a title will be mailed to the owner of the manufactured home.
  • There is an $11 fee ($8.50 documentation fee and a $2.50 processing fee) for filing the severance documentation.

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    Sales Tax Information

    Sales tax will be collected under any of the following conditions:

    If sales tax is due, the tax will be calculated based on the purchase price. If the purchase price is unknown, the tax due will be calculated on the declared value of the manufactured home by the owner.

    Note: If the manufactured homeowner has a descriptive bill of sale indicating sales tax has been paid, then no sales tax would be due.

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