Mobilehome and Special Occupancy Parks Laws and Regulations

Laws 

California law governing mobilehome parks is entitled the "Mobilehome Parks Act" and may be found in Division 13, Part 2.1 of the California Health and Safety Code, commencing with Section 18200 . California law governing Special Occupancy parks is entitled the "Special Occupancy Parks Act" and may be found in Division 13, Part 2.3 of the California Health and Safety Code, commencing with Section 18860 .

These laws establish requirements for the permits, fees, and responsibilities of park operators and enforcement agencies, including the Department of Housing and Community Development, and require the Department to develop and enforce both the regulations and the laws.

The rights and obligations of mobilehome park homeowners, tenants and management may be found in the Mobilehome Residency Law (PDF), courtesy of the California Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Home Communities.

 

Regulations

The Mobilehome Park regulations (updated 4-1-2013) are contained in the California Code of Regulations, Title 25, Division I, Chapter 2 commencing with section 1000. The regulations include specific requirements for park construction, maintenance, use, occupancy, and design. Also included are requirements for items such as lot identification, lighting, roadway width, plans, permits, mobilehome installation, accessory structures and buildings, earthquake resistant bracing systems, application procedures, fees, enforcement, and appeal procedures.

The Special Occupancy Park regulations (updated 4-1-2013) apply to Special Occupancy Parks and separate designated Recreational Vehicle (RV) sections within a mobilehome park. The requirements are contained in the California Code of Regulations, Title 25, Division I, Chapter 2.2 commencing with section 2000. The regulations include specific requirements for park construction, maintenance, use, occupancy, and design. Also included are requirements for items such as lot identification, lighting, roadway width, plans, permits, accessory structures and buildings, application procedures, fees, enforcement, and appeal procedures.