If you plan on selling your mobile home in the State of Florida, you and your buyer must complete specific documents and fulfill other requirements before the transaction is complete. When transferring the ownership of a mobile home in Florida, both the buyer and seller must fill out and submit a bill of sale to Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. A bill of sale is a legal document stating details about a transaction, such as the sale of a mobile home.
Accompanying the sale of a mobile home in Florida, both the buyer and seller must complete a bill of sale and submit it to Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Writing the bill of sale begins with choosing the appropriate form.
Obtain the Correct Form
You'll need the proper form, which includes a Notice of Sale and/or Bill of Sale for a Motor vehicle, Mobile Home, Off-Highway Vehicle or Vessel application form. You may download a copy from the official FLHSMV website. Alternatively, pick an application up in person at your local FLHSMV office. To find your local county tax collector office, use the office locator on the FLHSMV website.
Bill of Sale Seller's Section
As the seller of the mobile home, you'll fill out the seller's section of the bill of sale with information such as the year, make, body type, model, color, certificate of title number and identification number of the mobile home. You'll also need to provide your name and address in this section. Lastly, write the amount that you are selling the mobile home for and the date of the sale.
Bill of Sale Buyer's Section
You'll need to record the buyer's name and address on the bill of sale. Both the purchaser and the seller must sign and date the bill of sale once all the information has been entered.
Submitting the Bill of Sale
Either mail or bring the original completed bill of sale to your local county's tax collector office along with any other documents required to transfer ownership successfully such as an Application of Certificate of Title With/Without Registration Form.
Seller May Owe Sales Tax
Depending on the county in Florida that the seller conducts business in, he may have to pay a tax on the sale of his mobile home. The sales tax varies from one county to the next; contact your local tax collector office for more details. For recordkeeping purposes, make photocopies of the completed bill of sale for both you and your buyer to keep.
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