(1) Cabana. A freestanding accessory building or structure, or building component of a unit, located immediately adjacent to and intended to increase the living area of that unit, which is a portable, demountable, or permanent room enclosure or other building erected or constructed for habitation. A cabana shall not exceed the size of the unit to which it is an accessory.
(2) California Building Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2, as adopted and published by the California Building Standards Commission.
(3) California Electrical Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 3, as adopted and published by the California Building Standards Commission.
(4) California Fire Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 9, as adopted and published by the California Building Standards Commission.
(5) California Mechanical Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 4, as adopted and published by the California Building Standards Commission.
(6) California Plumbing Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5, as adopted and published by the California Building Standards Commission.
(7) California Residential Code. California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2.5, as adopted and published by the California Building Standards Commission.
(8) Carport. An accessory structure for vehicle parking, used for shade or weather protection, supported by one or more posts or columns and partially supported by a unit or other accessory structure installed, erected, or used on a lot.
(8 9) Carport, Freestanding. An accessory structure for vehicle parking, used for shade or weather protection, supported entirely by columns or posts and, other than flashing, not attached to or supported by a unit or other accessory structure.
(9 10) Certificate of Occupancy. A document issued by the enforcement agency when an MH-unit or commercial modular, installed on a foundation system, is approved for occupancy by the enforcement agency.
(10 11) Certification. The department's stamp of approval applied to the earthquake resistant bracing system manufacturer's plans and installation instructions.
(11 12) Cited Person. A person or entity issued a notice of violation for a violation of this chapter or applicable laws who is responsible for its correction.
(12 13) Combustible. As applied to building construction is any material or construction which does not meet the criteria of noncombustible as defined in subsection (n) of this section.
(13 14) Common Area. An area, within the boundaries of the park, that is not specific to any lot or space and is under the ownership and control of the park.
(14 15) Commercial Modular. "Commercial modular" means a structure transportable in one or more sections, designed and equipped for human occupancy for industrial, professional, or commercial purposes, which is required to be moved under permit, and shall include a trailer coach as defined in section 635 of the Vehicle Code. "Commercial coach" has the same meaning as "commercial modular" as that term is defined in section 18001.8 of the Health and Safety Code.
(15 16) Concrete Block Pier. An assembly of load-bearing, concrete blocks with wooden wedges used to support and level a unit.
(16 17) Concrete Pier. A concrete load-bearing support that incorporates into its structure an adjustable means of raising and leveling the unit.
(17 18) Contractor. Any person as defined in Business and Professions Code section 7026 through 7026.3.
(1) Garage. An enclosed accessory building or structure located on a lot and designed for the storage of motorized vehicles.
(2) Gas Connector. A flexible connector, listed for exterior use, to convey gas from a gas riser outlet to the gas supply connection of a unit.
(3) Gas Piping, Main. A distribution line that serves as a common source of supply for more than one service line.
(4) Gas Piping System, Park. The pipe, equipment and related installations, outside of permanent buildings, units, or accessory buildings or structures, for distributing gas throughout the park.
(5) Gas Riser Outlet. That portion of a park gas service lineor gas piping system, extending above ground, serving a lot.
(6) Gas Service Line. The pipe or that portion of a park gas piping system, extending from the main park gas line to the individual gas riser outlet serving a lot.
(7) Good Cause. What the enforcement agency would find to be a reasonable basis for failing to appear at the time and place scheduled for a hearing, an informal conference, or formal hearing, conference or hearing; for extending the date of an informal conference or hearing pursuant to section 1756; or for not complying with a specified timeline.
(8) Greenhouse. An accessory structure constructed mainly of translucent or transparent materials used for the cultivation of plants.
(9) Gross Floor Area. The floor area enclosed within the surrounding exterior walls of a unit, accessory building or structure, or portions thereof. Where there are no walls, "gross floor area" means the usable area contained within the horizontal projection of the roof and floor.
(10) Ground Anchor. That part of a tiedown assembly that is inserted into the ground.
(11) Guardrail. A vertical barrier erected along the open edges of a porch or other elevated area to prevent persons from falling to a lower level.
(1) Habitable Room or Structure. Any structure or room within a structure meeting the requirements of this chapter for sleeping, living, cooking, or dining purposes, excluding such enclosed spaces as awning enclosures, closets, pantries, bath or toilet rooms, service rooms, connecting corridors, laundries, unfinished attics, foyers, storage spaces, unfinished cellars, utility rooms, and similar spaces.
(2) Handrail. A railing provided for grasping with the hand for support, erected along one or more edges of a stairway or ramp.
(3) Hearing. The informal hearing procedure of the enforcement agency conducted by the director or his or her designee, as the authorized representative of the enforcement agency pursuant to Government Code section 11445.20 subdivision (c), including but not limited, to matters filed pursuant to Health and Safety Code sections 18301,18402, 18403, 18420, 18421, 18513 and 18613.7.
(4) Hearing Officer. The authorized representative of the enforcement agency, or other official authorized to conduct hearings.
(1) Sanitation Station, Recreational Vehicle. A plumbing receptor designed to receive the discharge of sewage holding tanks of self-contained recreational vehicles and which is equipped with a water hose connection for washing the receptor.
(2) Sewage Drain Lateral. That portion of the park sewage system that extends to an individual lot drain inlet.
(3) Sewage Drainage System. All the piping within or attached to the unit or accessory building or structure that conveys sewage or other liquid wastes to the drain outlet.
(4) Sewer, Park. That part of the park sewage drainage system beginning at the lot drain inlet or from a point two feet downstream from a permanent building drain connection and terminating at the public sewer or private sewer disposal system.
(5) Shall. "Shall" means required, and includes "must" and "will".
(6) Signed. When required by this chapter to memorialize or verify a permit, plans, or other document, means use of an original or “wet” stamp or signature, or both, of the architect, engineer, or other person memorializing the plan, permit, or other document. When such memorialization is not required by this chapter, an enforcement agency shall not require an original or “wet” stamp or signature, or both.
(7) Skirting. Material used to enclose or partially enclose the area under a unit or accessory building or structure.
(7)(8) Standard Plan Approval (SPA). A plan approved by the department for an accessory building or structure, an engineered tiedown system, or a foundation system, to be installed or constructed on a repetitive basis, for the purpose of obtaining a construction permit through an enforcement agency.
(8)(9) Stairway. A step or any configuration of steps or risers where the run (length) of an individual tread or step does not exceed thirty (30) inches, and which is designed to enable passage from one elevation to another.
(9)(10) Steel Pier. A steel support that incorporates into its structure an adjustable means of raising and leveling the unit or accessory building or structure that the pier supports.
(10)(11) Storage Building. An accessory building that may exceed ten (10) feet in height or one hundred twenty (120) square feet of gross floor area located on a lot, designed and used solely for storage of the personal equipment and possessions of the unit's occupants. The construction of a storage building shall comply with the California Building Standards Code, and a permit to construct is required from the enforcement agency.
(11)(12) Storage Cabinet. An accessory structure, not exceeding ten (10) feet in height or one hundred twenty (120) square feet of gross floor area, located on a lot, designed and used solely for the use and storage of the personal equipment and possessions of the unit's occupants.
(12)(13) Support. The entire pier and footing assembly, used to transfer the loads of a unit, accessory building or structure, or building component to the ground.
(13)(14) Support System. A system of supports, which sustains the vertical loads of a unit, accessory building or structure, or building component. A support system does not include a foundation system.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18300, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 11445.20, Government Code, Sections 18007, 18008, 18008.5, 18008.7, 18009.3, 18010, 18013.4,18200, 18206, 18213, 18214.5, 18400.1, 18402, 18403, 18404, 18420, 18421, 18513,18551, 18554, 18603, 18610, 18612, 18613, 18613.4, 18613.5, 18613.7, 18630, 18640, 18670, 18690, 18691, 18909 and 19960-19997, not consecutive, Health and Safety Code.
§ 1008. Annual Permit to Operate Fees.
(a) Permit to operate fees shall be as follows:
(1) An annual permit to operate fee of One hundred forty ($140); and
(2) An additional seven dollars ($7) per lot, and
(3) An additional four dollars ($4) dedicated to park maintenance inspections, per manufactured home or mobilehome lot; and
(4) A state fee as contained in Table 1008-1.
Number of Lots
500 or more
(b)The state fee is required to be paid annually.
(c) When a city or county assumes responsibility for enforcement in accordance with section 1004 of this chapter, it shall bill the parks in its jurisdiction for the permit to operate on a calendar year, with the park permit to operate valid from January 1st through December 31st. NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 18300 and 18502.5, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 18502 and 18502.5, Health and Safety Code.
§ 1013. Emergency Preparedness Plans.
(a) Every park shall adopt an emergency preparedness plan and notify park residents how to obtain a copy of the plan. In order to obtain a permit to operate, the information in subsections (c) and (d) must be submitted to the enforcement agency upon renewal of a permit to operate after September 10, 2010, or the issuance of the initial permit for a new park, whichever comes first.
(1) After a plan is approved by the enforcement agency, it is not necessary to provide the enforcement agency with future copies unless conditions described in the plan have changed (e.g. roadway changes, addition of lots, floodplain changes, etc.).
(b) The emergency preparedness plan shall be one of the following:
(1) adopting the emergency plans and procedures contained in the Standardized Emergency Management System Advisory Board’s booklet of November 21, 1997, entitled "Emergency Plans for Mobilehome Parks," published by the former Office of Emergency Services or any subsequent version, or
(2) a plan developed by park management comparable to the plans and procedures contained in the booklet described in subparagraph (1) above.
(c) Documentation submitted to the enforcement agency to obtain a permit to operate shall include at a minimum of the following:
(1) a copy of the plan available to the residents;
(2) the location of the posted notice in the park describing how the residents may obtain the plan;
(3) a copy of the notice distributed to residents that identifies additional state and local agencies individual emergency preparedness information including, but not limited to, the California Emergency Management Agency;
(4) written verification by the park operator that all residents have received written notification on how to obtain a copy of the plan and the information required in subsection (c)(3).
(d) At a minimum the following items should be included in a park’s emergency preparedness plan to be deemed consistent with or comparable to the “Emergency Plans for Mobilehome Parks” booklet, the standard defined in Health and Safety Code 18603.
Maps showing evacuation routes out of the park including all exits and alternate routes and exits.
The elevation of the park property if the park is in a floodplain.
Type of disasters common to the area.
How residents may obtain a copy of the plan.
General information regarding types of disasters such as floods, earthquakes, fires, and other emergencies.
Contact information for emergency government agencies including the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA), local fire and police department and community assistance organizations such as the American Red Cross, or other emergency agencies’ contact information.
Local emergency broadcast station frequencies.
Information on how residents may obtain additional materials for establishing an individual household emergency plan, individual household emergency supply kits, and individual home safety recommendations.
(e) Park management is not responsible for physically evacuating residents from their homes and park residents must take personal responsibility for themselves during an emergency. Residents that may need assistance in the event of an evacuation should make prior arrangements to have that assistance available. NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18300, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 18500, and 18603, Health and Safety Code. § 1018. Permits Required.
(a) No person shall erect, construct, reconstruct, install, replace, relocate or alter any building, structure,
accessory building or structure, or building component; any electrical, mechanical, or plumbing equipment; any fuel gas equipment and installations, or fire protection equipment; or installations of, or within, a park, or a lot, or perform any non-load bearing grading or area fill with a depth of one (1) foot or greater, unless exempted from obtaining a grading permit pursuant to Appendix J of the California Building Code, without first obtaining a written construction permit from the enforcement agency.
(b) No person shall create or change a lot line within a park without first obtaining a permit from the enforcement agency pursuant to the requirements of section 1105 of this chapter.
(c) Any person issued a notice indicating violations pursuant to this section shall obtain the required permit from the enforcement agency and provide the appropriate fees as prescribed in this article.
(d) The enforcement agency shall not require a permit to construct for the following work, when the construction is performed in a workmanlike manner, does not present a hazard, and otherwise complies with the requirements of this chapter:
(1) Minor maintenance and repair including the replacement of existing utility metering devices.
(2) Previously installed portable air conditioning equipment reinstalled with the unit installation.
(3) The installation of a storage cabinet on a lot.
(4) Construction or installation of a stairway having a landing not to exceed twelve (12) square feet.
(5) A landing not more than twelve (12) square feet in area.
(6) Construction or installation of a window or door awning.
(7) Construction or installation of removable insect screening, flexible plastic or canvas type material used as an awning or as an awning or carport enclosures.
(8) Construction or installation of a retaining wall less than four (4) feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless it is supporting a surcharge. For the purpose of this section, a surcharge is any additional soil or load placed on the existing soil retained by the wall.
(9) Construction or installation of a patio, as defined in section 1002(p)(3).
(10) Fences not over six (6) feet high.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18300, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 18500, 18507, 18551, 18610, 18610.5, and 18613, Health and Safety Code.
§1052. Closing a Park.
(a) In addition to the requirements of any other provisions of law, regulation, or applicable local ordinances, when an owner of a park chooses to close a park, in order for the enforcement agency to deem the park closed, the following procedures are required.
(1) Electric and gas services shall be disconnected by the serving utility at the service entrance to the property.
(2) Lot utility equipment must be rendered unusable or removed.
(3) All sewer connections must be capped with gas-tight covers.
(4) Septic systems must be prepared for abandonment in accordance with local health department requirements.
(5) A Technical Service Fee shall be paid pursuant to section 1017, and a physical inspection will be performed by the enforcement agency verifying that the lots are not, and may not be, occupied.
(b) When the closed park is under the authority of a local enforcement agency, that agency shall notify the department within 30 days following verification that the park is closed.
(c) If a closed park is to be reopened, the person or entity proposing to reopen the park shall comply with the requirements of sections 1006.5, 1018 and 1032 of this chapter. NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 18300, and 18503, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 18502.5, 18503, 18605, and 18610 Health and Safety Code. §1104. Lot Address Identification and Lot Line Marking.
(a) All lots shall be identified by letters, numbers, or street address numbers. The lot identification shall be in a conspicuous location facing the roadway. If the lot identification number is to be installed on a wall surface of the unit, the wall surface nearest the roadway shall be used.
(b) All lots shall be defined by permanent corner markers. Corner markers shall be visible at grade and shall be installed in a manner that does not create a hazard.
(c) Permanent corner markers shall be any of the following:
(1) Pressure-treated wood, or wood of natural resistance to decay and insects, as specified in the California Building Residential Code, at least two (2) by two (2) inches in nominal dimension, driven into the ground to a depth of at least eighteen (18) inches, or six (6) inches if it is surrounded by a concrete pad at least four (4) inches in diameter and at least six (6) inches in depth.
(2) Metallic pipe or rods protected from corrosion by galvanizing, paint, or a protective coating which resists corrosion, and is driven into the ground to a depth of at least eighteen (18) inches or is driven into the ground to a depth of at least six (6) inches when it is surrounded by a concrete pad at least four (4) inches in diameter and at least six (6) inches in depth.
(3) Schedule 40 or better PVC, ABS, or CPVC pipe driven into the ground to a depth of at least eighteen (18) inches, or driven into the ground to a depth of at least six (6) inches, when it is surrounded by a concrete pad at least four (4) inches in diameter, and at least six (6) inches in depth.
(4) Saw cuts, blade marks, or scribe marks in a concrete or asphalt curb or roadway which are different in depth and nature than expansion joints.
(5) A nail with either a metal washer or surveyor’s marker, which is either driven or embedded into concrete or asphalt, curbs or streets.
(d) To determine the edge of a lot bordering a roadway with curbing, the lot ends at the beginning of the curbing; curbing is part of the roadway.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18300, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 18610, 18610.5, and 18612, Health and Safety Code.
§1118. Lot Occupancy.
(a) A lot shall accommodate only one (1) unit. However, when used as a frequent means of transportation, a self-propelled recreational vehicle or truck mounted camper may be parked beside the occupied unit. That vehicle shall not be occupied or connected to the lot’s utility facilities or interconnected with the occupied unit.
(b) In no case shall a truck mounted camper be occupied, if removed from the truck. NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18300, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 18605 and 18610, Health and Safety Code.
§1119. Truck Campers Occupied Off a Vehicle.
No person shall occupy a truck camper, as defined in Health and Safety Code section 18013.4, that has been dismounted from a truck or other vehicle, unless all of the following requirements are met:
(a) The park’s rules allow truck camper occupancy while removed from the truck or other vehicle.
(b) The truck camper is equipped with a permanently mounted jack on each of its four (4) corners that is capable of adequately supporting both the camper and occupant loads.
(c) Each truck camper jack shall be placed on a footing that has a minimum ground contact of at least sixty-four (64) square inches that complies with the loads, materials and dimensions as described in subsection 1334(e) of this chapter.
(d) Immediately upon removal from the truck or other vehicle, the truck camper shall be lowered to no more than twelve (12) inches and no less than six (6) inches from the ground at its lowest point and shall be reasonably level.
(e) The truck camper shall not remain in the park in a dismounted state for more than thirty (30) consecutive days or a period of time established in the written rules of the park, whichever is less.
(f) The owner or occupant of the truck camper shall have a readily available, operable vehicle on which to remount the truck camper if the dismounted truck camper becomes unstable or for removal from the park. NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18300, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 18031.4, 18605, and 18610, Health and Safety Code.