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A person who holds a certificate of title, a certificate of origin, or otherwise owns as an improvement, a manufactured home that is attached to real estate by a permanent foundation may apply for an Affidavit of Transfer to Real Estate (ATRE). However, a person is not required to apply for an ATRE to convert a manufactured home that is attached to real estate by a permanent foundation to an improvement upon the real estate upon which it is located.
When submitting paperwork, include the following:
If the BMV determines that sufficient credible evidence exists to substantiate the applicant’s claim of ownership, the manufactured home and certificate of title, if applicable, will be retired in the BMV’s records. State Form 51408 will be returned to the customer with section 7 ‘Affidavit of Transfer to Real Estate’ completed for submission to the county recorder.
All ATRE applications are processed through the Central Office Title Processing department. A manufactured home must have a serial number or vehicle identification number (VIN) affixed to the home prior to applying for the ATRE.
Mail the completed documents and payment to:
Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
100 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
If you have any questions, please contact the ATRE Division at 317-234-0717.