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California Mobile Home, Commercial Coach, Truck Camper or Floating Home Bond

How much does a mobile home bond cost in California?

The California Department of Housing and Community Development requires owners of mobile homes, commercial coaches, truck campers or floating homes without sufficient evidence of ownership to post surety bonds. The amount for the bond is equivalent to the market value of the vehicle at the time of registration.

Since the bond requirement varies, there is an underwriting process that determines the premium you pay for your bond. This process includes an analysis of your credit report and the market value for your vehicle. Don’t let bad credit stop you from purchasing the surety bond you need! SuretyBonds.com offers an exclusive bad credit bonding program through which we approve 99% of all applicants. Request your free surety bond quote now!

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost*
Mobile Home, Commercial Coach, Truck Camper or Floating Home Bond Varies Starts at $100 Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

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Why do I need this bond?

California mobile home bonds protect future owners of the vehicle and the state from financial loss that results from the issuance of a new registration certificate for the vehicle in question. If the principal (vehicle owner) acts in good faith, then this bond will be void. Otherwise, the state can file a claim against the bond. If the claim is proven to be valid, the surety must compensate harmed parties up to the penal sum of the bond (the market value of the mobile home). The principal must reimburse the surety for any damages paid out.

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What’s the fine print?

The California Department of Housing and Community Development mandates the filing of a surety bond from anyone with an unregistered mobile home, commercial coach, truck camper or floating home and insufficient proof of ownership.

The bond amount varies according to the current market price of your vehicle, which is determined through an approved value guide or the actual known purchase price of the unit.

The bond remains valid for 3 years from the date of issuance. The principal can return and surrender the bond to the Department of Housing and Community Development prior to its expiration date if his or her vehicle is no longer registered with the state and the certificate of title is also surrendered.

What are the registration requirements?

To register your vehicle with the Department of Housing and Community Development, vehicle owners must submit an application that includes the following:

  • name and mailing address of the owner
  • county in which registered owner resides
  • the address of the vehicle
  • description of the vehicle, including manufacturer’s name and identification number, date of manufacture, serial number and federal label number
  • registration fee

For successful registration of an unlicensed mobile home, you need to purchase a surety bond. Get started now!

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California Health and Safety Code Section 18085-18093.5

California Department of Housing & Community Development: Division of Codes and Standards

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