Most of your Mobile Home questions are answered in the new Mobile Home Handbook.
Manufactured and mobile homes that are NOT attached to a permanent foundation are considered personal property. Owners of these homes are required by Indiana law to obtain a certificate of title for their home.
Under Indiana law, a personal property mobile or manufactured home is eligible for a homestead deduction IF the home serves as an individual’s principal place of residence AND the individual either owns the home OR is buying it under a recorded contract. The recorded contract must require the individual to pay the property taxes on the residence.
These homes are assessed on January 15th of each year and taxed in the same year. If you are the owner of record on January 15th, you are responsible for the entire year’s taxes. Notices of Assessment will be mailed on March 1 of each year. Bills are mailed in the spring and are due May 10th and November 10th.
To ensure property tax bills are mailed to the correct homeowner and appropriate individuals receive their homestead deductions, the Marion County Assessor’s Office requests a copy of each home’s title. These titles can be either delivered to our office OR mailed to our post office box.
For additional helpful information concerning mobile or manufactured homes and their assessment, please consult the Mobile Home Handbook located under ‘Resources’ section of this webpage or contact our office with questions at MobileHomeAssessment@indy.gov.
County Assessor's Office Personal Property Assessment Division
Suite 1360200 E. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204
Mobile Home Handbook
Bureau of Motor Vehicles