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Are there any advantages to changing from in-lieu license fees to local property taxation?
There may be advantages, but each case must be evaluated individually.

One possible advantage is that property taxes are payable in two annual installments. You also may be entitled to the $7,000 homeowner's exemption or other exemptions administered by the County Assessor. In addition to county exemptions, you may be eligible for the tax assistance and postponement program offered by the State of California.

Finally, it is important to note that mobile homes subject to local property taxation are exempt from any sales or use tax. Therefore, you may enhance the marketability of your mobile home by voluntarily converting it to local property taxation prior to selling it.

Once you convert to local property taxation, however, you cannot revert back to vehicle license fees.

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1. What is a mobile home?
2. I have a recreational vehicle (RV), is it considered a mobile home?
3. My mobile home is sitting on a permanent foundation on my property - how will it be taxed?
4. Under which circumstances would my mobile home automatically become subject to local property taxes as opposed to in-lieu license fees?
5. Are there any advantages to changing from in-lieu license fees to local property taxation?
6. How do I find out if I am entitled to the homeowner's exemption?
7. How can I change taxation of my mobile home from license fees to the local property tax system?
8. If my mobile home currently is subject to local property taxation, can I request reinstatement of vehicle license fees?
9. If I buy a used mobile home subject to local property taxes, how do I get the title transferred to my name?
10. If I purchase a used mobile home or modify my mobile home by construction, will I have to pay supplemental taxes?
11. How is the amount of my mobile home property taxes determined?
12. Do I have any recourse if I disagree with the valuation placed on my mobile home by the assessor?
13. What happens if I fail to pay my mobile home property taxes on time?