Mobile homes

  • Mobile home — Means the structure or type of manufactured home that is designed for long-term and continuous residential occupancy.
    • A mobile home may be owner occupied or rented.
    • The rental housing health code applies to all rented mobile homes regardless of whether the home is sited on a mobile home lot or in a mobile home park.
    • Town health officers can investigate a complaint regarding a rented mobile home.
  • Mobile home lot — Means any parcel of land not located in a mobile home park that is leased to a mobile home owner and establishes a property right by way of a lease to the lot.
    • The rental housing health code requires every mobile home lot to have a safe connection to electrical services, water supply, and sewage disposal.
    • Town health officers can investigate a complaint regarding the connection to electrical service, water supply and sewage disposal for a mobile home lot.
  • Mobile home park — Means any parcel of land which contains, or is designed to accommodate, more than two mobile homes. Mobile home parks have habitability requirements for rented lots in mobile home parks that include:
    • Mobile home park lots must be safe, clean, and habitable; i.e. free from hazards, sanitary, and usable
    • Mobile home parks in general, including common areas, facilities and park roads, must be safe and fit for their intended use
    • Vermont's Mobile Home Park Law requires every mobile home park lot to have a safe connection to electrical services, water supply, and sewage disposal.
    • The rental housing health code does not apply to an owner occupied mobile home located in a mobile home park.
    • Mobile home park owners are subject to Vermont's Mobile Home Park Law.

For more information about what's required, consult the Vermont Rental Housing Code or contact the Vermont Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development or the CVOEO Mobile Home Project.