Effective June 1, 2013 appointments are required for transactions related to manufactured structures. Please contact the Assessor's Office to make an appointment.

Manufactured Structure Transactions

Ownership transfers are processed at the County Assessor's Office, through a title company, or through a dealer. The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles is no longer involved in this process. Effective May 1, 2005, responsibility for maintaining ownership and site information for manufactured structures transferred from the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to the State of Oregon's Building Codes Division (BCD). Homeowners and other interested parties should no longer contact the DMV if they buy, move, or otherwise change the status of a manufactured home or other manufactured structures. Instead, most transactions will now take place at the County Assessor's Office, which will be acting on behalf of BCD.

Manufactured structures are also known as manufactured dwellings, manufactured homes, mobile homes, or park model homes. These structures are typically a minimum of 8-1/2 feet wide and can be moved to a new location.

Deschutes County will update tax records only after the transfer with the Building Codes Division is completed. Until the transfer is complete, Deschutes County will continue to show the selling party as the owner, and therefore responsible for all property taxes. Simply signing off on a title or sales agreement does not transfer ownership. To download forms please visit the State of Oregon's Building Codes Division website.

Requirements for every transaction:

  • All taxes must be paid in full. From July 1 until the tax roll is extended, pre-collection of taxes is also required (unless otherwise noted).
  • All fees and taxes must be paid. All fees are non-refundable.
  • All transactions require the completion of a Supplemental Information form, BCD# 440-1066. (provided in the Supporting Documents below)

Fee for research by Assessor's Office staff costs $65.00 per hour, half hour minimum, payable in advance.

Please visit the State of Oregon's Building Codes Division website for additional information and online forms.

Transaction Checklists and Forms