The Mobilehome and Special Occupancy Parks Program develops, adopts, and enforces state regulations for the construction, use, maintenance, and occupancy of privately owned mobilehome and special occupancy parks throughout California, which assure owners, residents, and users protection from risks to their health, safety, and general welfare.

A mobilehome park is any area of land or property that has at least two mobilehomes, manufactured homes, recreational vehicles, and/or lots that are held out for rent or lease. Mobilehome parks under HCD’s enforcement jurisdiction also includes any subdivision, cooperative, condominium, homeowner’s association, and/or other forms of resident-ownership properties.

If the resident-owned property initially began as a mobilehome park that was held out for rent or lease and then later converted or changed its use, the property would still be recognized as a mobilehome park under the jurisdiction and standards of HCD.

A special occupancy park is any area of land or property that has at least two recreational vehicles, tents, camping cabins, and/or lots that are held out for rent or lease. Mobilehome parks that have a separate designated section for recreational vehicles and other special occupancies can also be recognized as their own special occupancy park.

The special occupancy parks under HCD’s enforcement jurisdiction also includes any subdivision, cooperative, condominium, homeowner’s association, and/or other forms of resident-ownership style properties. If the resident-owned property initially began as a special occupancy park that was held out for rent or lease and then later converted or changed its use, the property would still be recognized as a special occupancy park under the jurisdiction and standards of HCD.

Laws

California law governing mobilehome parks is entitled the "Mobilehome Parks Act" and may be found in Section, 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 Section, 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 Handbook, courtesy of the California Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Home Communities. For previous versions of the Mobilehome Residency Law Handbook, please visit California Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Home Communities.

Regulations

Mobilehome Park regulations (updated 4-1-2013) are found in the California Code of Regulations, title 25, 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.

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, 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.

Permit to Operate Penalty Fee Waiver Regulations

  • Approved Regulations (PDF) — Filed with the Secretary of State on August 30, 2022
    • California Code of Regulations, title 25, sections 1002, 1009, 2002, and 2009

The Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program is designed to help resolve certain disputes between mobilehome/manufactured homeowners in mobilehome parks and park owners/management. The program accepts complaints from any mobilehome/manufactured homeowner living in a mobilehome park under a rental agreement for issues within mobilehome parks related to Mobilehome Residency Law violations (California Civil Code). Staff processes complaints and coordinates assistance to help resolve the most severe alleged violations that the Department receives.

If you need in-person assistance with modifying your mobilehome/manufactured home, mobilehome park construction, permit requirements or inspections, visit:

Northern Area Office
(800) 952-8356
NAOstaff@hcd.ca.gov
9342 Tech Center Drive, Suite 550
Sacramento, CA 95826-2581
Street Map*

Hours of Operation:
Monday — Friday
8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Southern Area Office
(800) 952-8356
SAOstaff@hcd.ca.gov
3737 Main Street, Suite 400
Riverside, CA 92501-3337
Street Map*

Hours of Operation:
Monday — Friday
8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

* The maps to our offices listed above are provided by "Google Maps." The products and services advertised are not promoted or endorsed by the Department of Housing and Community Development.