What steps must I take to change the status of my manufactured home from personal to real property?

Please note: The owner must own the land before the home can be classified as real property. This value change applies only for property taxation purposes and does not determine whether a property is eligible for financing through a lending institution.

  1. Lending Institution:
    • Contact your lending institution about assessing your manufactured home as real property. You will need your lien free title of the manufactured home for it to be valued as real property.
  2. Contact the New Mexico Manufactured Housing Division (NMMHD) for a permanent foundation inspection.
    • Reynaldo Hinojosa, NMMHD Foundation Inspector
      Phone: 575-639-1024
      Email Reynaldo Hinojosa
    • If your MH has not yet been installed, inform the MH Seller that you want a permanent foundation. Once the MH is installed, contact the NMMHD Inspector for a foundation inspection.
    • If your MH is already installed, contact the NMMHD Inspector for a foundation inspection. Inform the inspector that the MH has already been installed.
    • The inspector will give you a signed certificate after the inspection is passed. This certificate is what you will need to bring to the Assessor's Office.

Very Important: Any questions concerning a permanent foundation should be addressed to the NMMHD Inspector.

  1. Assessor's Office:
    • Obtain a Tax release from the Assessor's Office. All Taxes, including Solid Waste, must be paid in advance on the MH for a Tax release.
    • A Request to Change Valuation Status for a Manufactured Home must be completed by the owner of the manufactured home. This form is available in the Assessor's Office. The Assessor's Office will sign the request form, stating that this office intends to assess the manufactured home as real property upon evidence of a deactivated title. This signed form can be taken to your lender as evidence that the manufactured home will be assessed as real property.
  2. Motor Vehicle Division (MVD):
    • Deactivate your manufactured home title. It can be completed at any Motor Vehicle Division.
    • MVD will deactivate the title only if the title is free and clear of all liens and encumbrances.
    • You will need to take to MVD: Original Title (Lien Free) Signed Foundation Inspection Certificate from the NM Manufactured Housing Division Tax Release from the Assessor's Office Signed Request to Change Valuation Status from the Assessor's Office.
  3. Return to Assessor's Office:
    • Bring a Copy of the Deactivated Title to the Assessor's Office to complete the process of Valuation Status Change. The MH will be assessed as real property for the following tax year.

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1. Must a manufactured home be assessed by the county assessor?
2. What steps must I take as a manufactured home owner before selling, moving or trading in my home?
3. Will my assessment show the value for the land as well as the manufactured home?
4. What steps must I take to change the status of my manufactured home from personal to real property?