PR-11-168 -- Complaint Filed Against Kansas City Mobile Home Dealer
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- APRIL 20, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY---The Director of the Missouri Public Service Commission’s Manufactured Housing and Modular Units Program has filed a complaint against Burkhart Mobile Homes, Inc. (Burkhart) alleging the Kansas City mobile home dealer is violating Commission rules and state law by failing to renew its dealer’s license with the PSC and continuing to sell or offer for sale manufactured homes and modular units with an expired dealer’s license.
Burkhart Mobile Homes, Inc. is located at 8700 East 40 Highway in Kansas City, Missouri.
According to the complaint, Burkhart filed an application to renew its registration in January 2010. The PSC staff alleges in the complaint that the dealer was notified shortly after filing its request that the application was insufficient since it failed to provide the required documentation from the Missouri Secretary of State and the Missouri Department of Revenue. The complaint also noted that Burkhart has been administratively dissolved by the Missouri Secretary of State and by statute the company is not authorized to do business in Missouri.
The PSC staff complaint also alleges that Burkhart improperly sold or offered for sale new and used manufactured homes on four occasions without a valid dealer’s registration as required by state statutes.
The Director of the Missouri Public Service Commission’s Manufactured Housing and Modular Units Program seeks a Commission decision denying registration renewal for Burkhart and to authorize the PSC’s General Counsel to go to circuit court to seek penalties against the mobile home dealer.
Burkhart Mobile Homes, Inc. has until May 4, 2011, to file its response to the complaint.