If you live in a mobile home in Indiana – either as an owner or a renter – you could lose your home if the property taxes are behind.
Personal property taxes must be paid on mobile homes yearly. If you owe as little as $25, your mobile home is at risk of being sold at auction. Demand for payment and notice of sale should be mailed to each taxpayer, but if the title to the mobile home is not in your name, if you don’t have a recorded contract that you are buying it, or if the county does not have your address, you may not get notice.
The first sale in the state will happen later this month in Lawrence County. As of August 1, there were still 168 mobile home owners in the county behind on taxes, down from 700 in January.
Prosperity Indiana member Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) has created a brochure to help those living in mobile homes to know their rights and explain how to avoid sale.Access it here.