Insignia of Approval
Health and Safety Code (HSC) Section 18026, requires that all new and used manufactured homes (includes mobilehomes) manufactured after September 1, 1958, bear either a federal label or insignia when offered for sale, rent or lease in California. Federal labels are issued by the U S Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) beginning 6/15/76. State insignias are issued by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) between 9/1/58 and 6/14/76, except that replacements are currently available as discussed. When such labels or insignias are lost or destroyed, replacement insignias are available from the Department. Manufactured housing dealers transacting sales of manufactured homes not bearing the appropriate label or insignia may be found guilty of a misdemeanor. The replacement insignia must be obtained prior to offering the home for sale, rent or lease.