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Can I determine the year of a manufactured/mobile home from the HUD tag (red tag)?
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
You cannot find out the age of a mobile home directly the HUD tag. It is not encoded in the tag number, but can be found on the data plate inside the home. If the data plate has been painted over or is missing, there’s still hope. You can submit the HUD number on the HUD tag to the Institute for Business Technology and Safety, a HUD contractor that maintains a database back to 1976 of HUD-code manufactured homes.
They can tell you the year of manufacture, manufacturer, and location of plant. See our blog post What is a "HUD label verification letter" for a mobile/manufactured home? for full details.
For help finding the the data plate and understanding the information on it, go to our blog post How do I find out how old a mobile home is and who manufactured it?
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