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Relief for mobile home owners: Tax and fee amnesty available

The Mercury News — In the often paycheck to paycheck world of mobile home living, many homeowners lack proper title and registrations for their dwellings.

Some may owe thousands of dollars in fines and fees. But the state has opened up an amnesty program allowing mobile home owners to register their trailers and waive back taxes.

Representatives from the state Department of Housing and Community Development visited San Jose Wednesday to help residents through the process. The state estimates as many as one-third of California’s 500,000 mobile homes lack proper papers. Santa Clara County has about 15,000 mobile homes in about 40 parks.

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