The Parks Program has adopted and enforces preemptive state regulations for the construction, use maintenance, and occupancy of privately owned mobilehome and special occupancy (R.V.) parks throughout California. The authority to adopt these regulations is given to the Department of Housing and Community Development (the Department) under Division 13, Parts 2.1 and 2.3 of the Health and Safety Code, commencing with Section 18200 for mobilehome parks and Section 18860 for Special occupancy parks. These Parts are also known as the Mobilehome Parks Act and the Special Occupancy Parks Act. These Acts and their adopted regulations are applicable both inside and outside of parks.
Local governments have the responsibility for enforcement of both the Mobilehome Parks Act and Special Occupancy Parks Act along with their adopted regulations outside of parks and may assume enforcement responsibilities from the Department for the Acts and the regulations within parks. When local government has assumed enforcement within parks, the Department performs oversight responsibilities to ensure the local government is properly enforcing the provisions of the Acts and regulations.
Where local governments chose not to assume enforcement responsibilities for parks (within their jurisdiction), the Department's Division of Codes and Standards is the enforcement agency.