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HUD Label Verification



IBTS provides a verification letter by fax or email to verify the following information on manufactured homes:

  • Label Number
  • Serial Number
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Name of the Manufacturer and Plant Location
  • Location of First Destination (usually the retailer)

Please note that this letter does NOT contain wind zone, roof load or thermal information.

The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), as the Department of Housing and Urban Development's monitoring contractor under the Federal Manufactured Housing Program, is required to maintain all reported certification label applications, and has been the sole source of this data since 1976. The data IBTS maintains comes from manufacturers' production reports. Please note that HUD labels are not replaced. The verification letter provided suffices in most cases for missing HUD labels or unknown manufacturer data for specific homes.

The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), as the Department of Housing and Urban Development's monitoring contractor under the Federal Manufactured Housing Program, is required to maintain all reported certification label applications, and has been the sole source of this data since 1976. The data IBTS maintains comes from manufacturers' production reports.

Note: Details for modular or pre-HUD homes built before June 15, 1976 are not available. If you know the home was built before this date, or it is a modular home, please do not submit a request, as we do not have this information and therefore cannot research these homes.

Fees

HUD Label Verification Letter
Regular: $50 (5-10 business days)(nonrefundable research fee); or
Urgent: $100 (1-3 business days) ($75 nonrefundable research fee)
HUD Data Plates/Compliance Certificate
Regular: $100 (5-10 business days) (non refundable research fee); or
Urgent: $125 (1-3 business days)($100 non refundable research fee)

Note: For HUD Label Verification Letters, a non-refundable research fee of $50 for Regular requests and $75 for Urgent requests will be charged even if your home is not found in IBTS’ database. For HUD Data Plates/Compliance Certificates, a non-refundable research fee of $100 for Regular and $125 for Urgent requests will be charged even if your home is not found in IBTS’ database. Requests with insufficient, incomplete or incorrect information will only be kept open for 15 days.

 

Method of Payment

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Required Information to Process the Request

Name and Address of the Manufacturer (see Data Plate)
Date of Manufacture/Age
Serial number(s) of the Home (see Data Plate and/or Front Cross Member) or
Label Number of the Home (see Label Location – starts with 3 letters)
Home Location (city & state)

 

Required Time to Process the Request

HUD Label Verification Letter
Regular: 5-10 business days
Urgent: 1-3 business days
HUD Data Plates/Compliance Certificate
Regular: 5-10 business days
Urgent: 1-3 business days

Note: If you have a closing date, please indicate the date on your form. Actual processing time may vary depending on the quality of the information you provide for research. All requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, unless a request is marked as "URGENT." URGENT requests are given the highest priority and are completed as soon as reasonably possible given the time of day the request is received, workload of the department, and the accuracy of the information you provide for IBTS to research. The costs are listed above. Requests should be faxed only to the number at the bottom of the form or completed on-line. Check requests are only received when you send them with your check.

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