In Florida, mobile homes must be registered. A numbered decal, instead of a metal license plate, is
issued for identification. Mobile home registrations must be renewed annually by
December 31. A delinquent fee is charged if the registration is not renewed by the 10th of the following
Registration fees are set by the Department of Motor Vehicles and are based on the length of the mobile
home. Double wide and triple wide mobile homes are considered two and three separate units respectively,
and the owner must purchase decals for each unit. Mobile home owners are required to display the decal in a
window so that it is clearly visible from the road in front of the home.
Mobile home registrations are automatically processed when an application for the title is made for the home.
Mobile home owners are subject to ad valorem taxes. If a person owns the land on which their mobile home sits,
they are responsible for real estate property taxes. If a person
owns the mobile home, but not the land on which it sits, they may be subject to
tangible personal property taxes.