Home Parks and Recreational Camping Areas
Summary of General Requirements for Manufactured Home Parks
- Manufactured home means a structure, transportable in
one or more sections, which in the traveling mode, is eight body
feet or more in
width or 40 body feet or more in length, or, when erected on
site, is 320 or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent
designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent
foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the
heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems contained therein.
home park (MHP), means any site, lot, field or tract of land upon
which two or more occupied manufactured homes are located,
either free of charge or for compensation, and includes any building,
structure, tent, vehicle, or enclosure used or intended for use
as part of the equipment of the manufactured home park. Manufactured
does not include manufactured homes, buildings, tents or other
structures temporarily maintained by any individual or company on the
associated with a work project and used exclusively to house labor
or other personnel
occupied with the work project.
- For information on manufacturers' for Minnesota, seals, certifications, and plan review see Manufactured Structures at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry website.
Manufactured homes and other structures in manufactured home parks (MHP) must meet spacing requirements. The following list provides spacing requirements.
- Three feet between a manufactured home and the side lot lines of the MHP.
- 10 feet between a manufactured home and public street or alley.
- 10 feet between the sides of adjacent manufactured homes and structures physically attached to the manufactured home.
- Three feet between manufactured homes parked end to end.
- Each manufactured home site must face or be next to a driveway or clear unoccupied space at least 16 feet wide. That space must have unobstructed access to a public highway, street, or alley.
- Space between the manufactured homes may be used for parking vehicles and other property not attached to the manufactured home.
- The water supply system must meet all applicable Minnesota
Department of Health (MDH) requirements for public water supplies
Chapter 4720) and water wells (Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4725).
- A minimum
supply of 150 gallons per day for each manufactured home shall
- Minimum water riser pipe size is 3/4 inch; water riser and
sewer riser must be constructed of approved materials and separated
by at least
- All plumbing must be installed in accordance with the Minnesota Plumbing Code, Chapter 4715.
- All sewage and waste water must be discharged into an
approved municipal sewage system if one is available or an individual
on site sewage treatment
system that meets the requirements of the Minnesota Pollution
Control Agency rules Chapter 7080, and any applicable local codes.
- Each manufactured home site shall have a 4 inch minimum diameter sewer riser pipe. The sewer riser must be capped when a site is not occupied by a manufactured home. Surface drainage must be directed away from the riser, the riser pipe must extend at least 4 inches above ground elevation.
- A MHP with less than ten manufactured homes must provide
a plan for the evacuation and sheltering of the residents of
the park in times of
severe weather such as tornadoes, high winds, or floods. The
shelter or evacuation plan must be developed with the assistance and
of the municipality where the park is located. The shelter or
evacuation plan must be conspicuously posted in the park and the park
must provide each resident with a copy of the approved shelter
or evacuation plan.
- A MHP with ten or more manufactured homes, licensed prior to March
1, 1988 must provide an approved shelter or an approved evacuation
plan for the residents of the park in times of high winds or tornadoes.
shelter or evacuation plan must be approved by the municipality.
The municipality may require the park owner to construct a shelter
determines that a safe place of shelter is not available within
a reasonable distance from the park. A copy of the municipal approval
and the plan
must be submitted by the park owner to the department of health.
The park owner must provide each resident with a copy of the approved
or evacuation plan.
- A MHP with ten or more homes receiving a primary license after March 1, 1988 must provide a storm shelter which meets the minimum standards specified by the commissioner of administration. MHPs established as temporary emergency housing in a disaster area declared by the President of the United States or the governor may provide an approved evacuation plan in lieu of a shelter for a period not exceeding 18 months.
- An adequate number of fly-tight, watertight and rodent-proof
containers must be provided for all garbage and refuse. Garbage
must be collected
for disposal as often as necessary to prevent nuisance conditions
and at least once each week.
- MHPs must be maintained free of accumulations
of debris or material
which may provide rodent harborage or breeding places for insect
pests. Areas in MHPs must be maintained free of growths of noxious
walkways, drives, and commonly used areas in MHPs must be provided
with adequate night lighting.
- Bottled gas cylinders must be firmly
mounted in an upright position and must not be located within
5 feet of any manufactured home door.
- Fuel oil storage tanks must be securely
fastened in place and fuel oil tank stands must be constructed
of a noncombustible material. Fuel
oil tanks must be located at least 5 feet from any manufactured
- Domestic animals or pets must not be allowed to run at large or
cause any nuisances within a MHP. Any kennels, pens or other
for animals must be maintained in a sanitary condition.
- A maximum speed limit of 10 miles per hour must be clearly posted throughout the MHP.