The Building Codes Division launched a new Manufactured Home Ownership Document System (MHODS) on Feb. 1, 2017. MHODS replaced the LOIS Manufactured Home Ownership Records System, which became inaccessible to users in late January 2017.
What is MHODS?
MHODS tracks information regarding ownership, security interest, and location for all manufactured homes that are not deeded as “real property” in Oregon. Specifically, the system:
- Records official documents, including ownership-related records, site location, and trip permits, and the perfection of security interest holders.
- Provides real-time access to data for updates and output.
- Records the relocation of a home from one site to another.
- Provides an online avenue for homeowners, dealers, escrow companies, security interest holders, transporters, and other individuals or businesses to establish ownership-related records for new homes or modify records for used homes.
Submitting applications in MHODS
If you elect to upload your ownership-related application directly into MHODS for processing, follow these steps:
Step 1: Register as a user
Users can access the MHODS website at http://mhods.oregon.gov. Users will need to provide a user name, password, and contact information to establish an online account in MHODS. After registering as a user, only the user name and password are required to access the system.
Unlike the LOIS system, each registered user in MHODS must have a different account, so businesses (i.e., dealers, title companies) cannot have multiple individuals associated with one account in MHODS. Each account requires a different user name and password.
Step 2: Upload applications
Users will need to complete the required fields and upload forms and documents to submit an application electronically in MHODS. The required documents will vary depending on the type of transaction.
Download our helpful Manufactured Home Ownership Document Transaction Guide which includes embedded links to required website forms.
Step 3: Pay required fees
When submitting applications electronically in MHODS, all fees must be paid by credit card. Please allow at least two weeks for the application to be processed prior to inquiring about its status.
Step 4: Receive new or amended ownership document
After the transaction is processed, you will receive new or updated ownership documents in the U.S. mail.
Oregon no longer issues certificates of title for manufactured homes, but rather provides ownership documents that reflect all owners and security interests recorded as of the date they are printed.
Please review your new documents to ensure all transactions were accurately processed and recorded. If there is an error, please email a corrected copy to Mhods.firstname.lastname@example.org
or mail to Oregon Building Codes Division, P.O. Box 14470, Salem, OR 97309-0404.