1. Provide evidence of how you purchased your mobile home
If you don't have a bill of sale, receipt, or canceled check, then provide a notarized statement explaining how you came into possession of the mobile home.
3. Pay for bond
The price of bond is 1.5 times the appraised value of the mobile home. Surety bonds are provided by insurance companies. If you can't find a bond in the form of insurance, cash in the full amount also works.
4. Fill out the application and pay the filing fee
Fill out and sign the Security Bond for Registration without Certificate of Title. There is a filing fee and checks should be made out to the Secretary of State.
5. Sales taxes on the mobile home
Verify that the mobile home sales tax has been paid. You can get that information from the county collector at (217) 785-6606.
6. Submit the paperwork
Submit all of the information to:
Secretary of State
Vehicle Titles Division
Attn: Bonded Titles
609 Howlett Building 501 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL 62756-7000
The Secretary of State can then issue you a title to the mobile home. They hold the bond for 3 years to see if anyone shows up claiming the mobile home. If someone does, and proves it, they are paid the value of the mobile home out of the bond. They do not get the mobile home. If nobody shows up in 3 years then you get your bond back.
The title you get through this process makes you the legal owner.