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Manufactured Housing Single-Trip Permits

manufactured-housingTxDMV issues a single-trip permit for the movement of manufactured housing or industrialized buildings/housing exceeding Texas legal size limits when transported on any returnable undercarriage or temporary chassis system.

Single-trip manufactured housing permits may only be used for one movement, during the times specified on the permit (not to exceed five days), from a specific point of origin to a specific destination.

Texas Size and Weight Limits

How to Apply

txprosApply online
through TxPROS


You may also:

  • Download and submit Form 102, Manufactured Housing Permit Fax Application by fax to (512) 465-4248, or
  • Call 1-800-299-1700

Payment information must be provided with the permit application.

Applicants without access to the internet or a fax machine for permit receipt must complete Form 1700, Texas Self-Issue Application and Permit and apply by telephone.

Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS)

102 Manufactured Housing Permit Facsimile Application

1700 Texas Self-Issue Application and Permit to Move Oversize or Overweight Equipment or Loads Over State Highways

Operating Authority

Prior to being issued a permit, you must comply with TxDMV Motor Carrier Registration (MCR), Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) or be licensed by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

If you are the owner and/or occupant of a manufactured home, you may move your home provided the home and the pulling vehicle are both registered to you. This applies only to homes being moved by the owner as a personal family dwelling.

Fees & Payment

The permit fee is $40.
Fees are payable by:

  • MasterCard, VISA, Discover or American Express (a service charge of 25 cents per permit plus 2.25 percent will be added.)
  • Funds deposited in a pre-established escrow account
  • FirstPay Account established through Frost Bank San Antonio (
  • Automated Clearing House (ACH) – Electronic Check (only accepted when ordering online through TxPROS)
  • Personal check, business check, cashier's check or money order, payable to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Cash (MUST be delivered to a TxDMV Regional Service Center)

A permit fee will not be refunded after the permit number has been issued unless such refund is necessary to correct an error made by the Motor Carrier Division.

Escrow Accounts

More Information

  • You may not transport manufactured housing on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • Each section of a multi-section manufactured home requires its own permit.
  • You must obtain a General Single-Trip Permit to haul a stack of manufactured housing frames.
  • Manufactured housing exceeding legal gross, axle or axle group weights must obtain a General Single-Trip Permit.

Escort and Equipment Requirements

General Single-Trip Permit

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