REVENUE AND TAXATION
ASSESSMENT OF REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY
63-304. Manufactured homes to constitute real property. (1) A manufactured home may constitute real property if the running gear is removed and:
(a) If the manufactured home becomes permanently affixed to a foundation:
(i) On land which is owned or being purchased by the owner or purchaser of said manufactured home; or
(ii) On land which is being leased by the owner or purchaser of the manufactured home if such home is being financed in accordance with the guidelines of the federal home loan mortgage corporation, the federal national mortgage association, the United States department of agriculture or any other entity or agency that requires, as part of its financing program, similar restrictions on ownership and actions affecting title and possession, provided that if a county takes a tax deed to the manufactured home the county shall not be liable for any delinquent or ongoing leases, rents or any other liabilities owed due to the placement of such property; and
(b) If the owner or purchaser of a manufactured home records with the county recorder in the county in which the manufactured home will be situated a statement of intent to declare the manufactured home as real property.
(2) The exercise of said option shall require all county assessors to treat those manufactured homes whose owners or purchasers have exercised said option as any other site-built residence and shall permit lending institutions to treat said manufactured homes as real property or as any other residence.
(3) The form of the declaration shall be prescribed by the state tax commission. Any form used shall have attached to it the certificate of origin or the original title to the manufactured home to allow a reversal of the declaration as provided in section 63-305, Idaho Code.