Posted: Thursday, May 23rd 2013 at 2:28pm
Tax office keeping close eye on mobile home compliance
GAINESVILLE - The Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office has launched a renewed effort to make sure mobile home owners are current on their taxes.
When taxes are paid in full on a mobile home, the owner is given a decal to put on it, which must visible from the roadway, according to a release from the tax commissioner's office.
The office is now working with the Hall County Marshal's Office to hand out citations to those not property displaying the decals.
"This citation has a $25 noncompliance fee, and if a Magistrate Court appearance is required, the maximum fine is $1,000 and/or 60 days in jail per citation," tax commissioner Darla Eden said.
If people then fail to comply with the county's Mobile Home Application and Reporting Ordinance, the penalties can get far worse.
It could include the home being advertised and sold under the state's ad valorem tax laws.
Eden said her office is working to educate people on the ordinance. They're also reaching out with letters to mobile home owners not current on their taxes.
She said out-of-county businesses with mobile homes located temporarily in Hall County need to let the Hall County Board of Tax Assessors know they're there. That's in order to avoid citations for failure to have a location permit.
Link: Tax commissioner's office
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