Does FHA permit Mortgagees to register FHA mortgages with the Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS)?

The Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS) is an electronic tracking system identified as nominee for a holder of a Mortgage.
Mortgagees may voluntarily register FHA-insured Mortgages with MERS. The holder remains responsible for all servicing actions.
Additional questions may be directed to the HUD National Servicing Center at (877) 622-8525.

See policy in Handbook 4000.1, Section III.A.1.b.iii. at:

All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.

Topic Number: KA-05211