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Is there a website online to lookup a mobile home VIN number or HUD tag number?
Thursday, November 12, 2020
This question often comes up when a mobile home is being sold and the VIN number or HUD tag has gone missing. Unfortunately, there is no free database that you can access online to get information about your manufactured home.
But the data does exist, and it is maintained by the Institute for Business Technology and Safety, a HUD contractor that keeps records back to 1976 of HUD-code manufactured homes. If you go to their website and provide them with a HUD tag number, they can give you the VIN number, or vice-versa, along with most of the information that was on the paper data plate inside the home if it has disappeared too—but for a fee. Also, it takes several days to two weeks for processing. Visit our blog posts What is a HUD data plate/performance certificate for a mobile/manufactured home? and What is a HUD label verification letter for a mobile/manufactured home? to learn more.
For help searching for the HUD tag or VIN on the home, go to What does the HUD tag look like and where do I find it on a mobile home? and Where do I find the vehicle identification number (VIN) on a mobile home?
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