Chapter 7.20
MOBILE HOMES AND MOBILE HOME PARKS

Sections:

7.20.010    Definitions.

7.20.020    Parking outside mobile home parks.

7.20.030    Park permits.

7.20.040    Location-Space-Layout.

7.20.050    Supervision.

7.20.060    Service buildings.

7.20.070    Water supply.

7.20.080    Sewage disposal.

7.20.090    Refuse disposal.

7.20.100    Insect and rodent control.

7.20.120    Electricity-Fire protection.

7.20.130    Reporting of communicable diseases.

7.20.140    Copy of chapter provided.

7.20.010 Definitions.

(1) "Mobile home park" means any plot of ground upon which two or more mobile homes, occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes, are located.

(2) "Space" means a plainly marked plot of ground for the placing of a mobile home.

(3) "Mobile home" means any vehicle used, or so constructed as to permit its being used, as a vehicle upon the public streets or highways and capable of being licensed as such, and constructed in such a manner as will permit occupancy thereof as a dwelling or sleeping place.

(4) "Dependent mobile home" means a mobile home without sanitary facilities therein.

(5) "Independent mobile home" means a mobile home equipped with sanitary facilities and a sewer connection.

(6) "Service building" means a building having toilet facilities for men and women, with laundry and bathing accommodations.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.20.020 Parking outside mobile home parks.

No mobile home shall be parked and occupied outside an approved mobile home park unless adequate sanitary facilities are provided and approved by the health officer.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.20.030 Park permits.

(1) It is unlawful for any person to operate a mobile home park who does not possess a permit from the health officer.

(2) The permit fee for each mobile home park shall be $10.00 for each calendar year or part thereof. All permits issued hereunder shall terminate on December 31 in the year of the issue.

(3) If there is a failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter, the health officer may issue a provisional permit which will permit the operation of the mobile home park for a specified period of time provided the owner has agreed in writing to comply with the provisions of this chapter within a specified time, and provided further that a provisional permit shall stipulate the terms, requirements or conditions under which the mobile home park may be operated.

(4) Upon receipt of an application for a permit the health officer shall issue a permit for the premises named in the application if the mobile home park meets the provisions of this chapter.

(5) Application for initial permits shall include the name and address of the applicant and a legal description and complete plan of the proposed park, containing the following information:

(a) The area and dimensions of the tract of land;

(b) The number, location, and size of all mobile home spaces, or lots, dependent and independent;

(c) The number, location, and size of all automobile parking lots;

(d) The location and width of roadways and walkways;

(e) The location of service buildings and any other existing or proposed structures;

(f) Method and plan of water supply;

(g) Method and plan of sewage disposal;

(h) Method of garbage disposal;

(i) Plan of electrical service;

(j) Plans and specifications of all buildings and other improvements constructed or to be constructed within the mobile home park;

(k) Size and location of play areas, if any.

No major changes or alterations shall be made to any part of the mobile home park as outlined in the application, without approval of the health officer.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.20.040 Location-Space-Layout.

The mobile home park shall be located on a well drained site, and shall be so situated and maintained so as to not create a public health hazard or nuisance. The area of the mobile home park shall be adequate to accommodate the designated number of mobile home spaces, dependent and independent, necessary streets, roadways, and service areas.

Each mobile home space shall abut on a driveway or other clear area with unobstructed access to a public street. Spaces shall be clearly defined, and mobile homes shall be parked in such spaces so that there will be a minimum of eight feet between mobile homes and so that no mobile home will be less than five feet from the exterior boundary of the mobile home park.

In new construction, each mobile home space shall contain a minimum of 1200 square feet.

No mobile home shall be parked so that any part of the mobile home will obstruct any roadway or walkway.

No occupied mobile home shall remain in a mobile home park longer than 24 hours unless a designated mobile home space is available.

Surfaced access roads shall be provided to each mobile home space. Each access road shall connect with a street or highway, have a minimum width of 20 feet and shall be well marked in the daytime and adequately lighted at night.

Surfaced and lighted walkways shall be provided to all service buildings.

Adequate clothes drying facilities adjacent to or in the service building shall be provided.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.20.050 Supervision.

At least one competent caretaker shall be responsible for the supervision of each mobile home park. The caretaker shall keep a suitable guest register.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.20.060 Service buildings.

Every mobile home park shall be provided with one or more service buildings adequately equipped with flush-type toilet fixtures, lavatories, showers and laundry facilities for the use of dependent mobile homes.

(1) Location. Service buildings shall be conveniently located not more than 200 feet from any dependent mobile home space and not less than eight feet from any mobile home space.

(2) Construction and Maintenance.

(a) Service buildings shall be of permanent construction with an interior finish of light colored, moisture resistant material which will withstand frequent washing and cleaning.

(b) The floors shall be of water impervious material, easily cleanable and sloped to floor drains connected to the sewage system. The service building shall be maintained in a clean condition at all times.

(c) The buildings shall be well ventilated. All exterior openings from toilet rooms shall be covered with 16-mesh screen during fly seasons. Toilet rooms shall be provided with self closing doors.

(d) Toilet, shower and laundry rooms shall be well lighted at all times. Window area shall be provided equivalent to at least 12 percent of the floor area.

(e) During periods of use, service buildings shall be maintained at a temperature of 70 degrees minimum.

(f) Hot water shall be provided for lavatory, bathing and laundry room fixtures with facilities of sufficient capacity to supply three gallons per hour per dependent mobile home space.

(3) Toilet, Lavatory, Shower, and Laundry Facilities. Service buildings shall have toilet, shower, and lavatory facilities separate for the sexes with a minimum of two toilets for females, one toilet for males, one urinal for males, two lavatories and one shower for each sex, and one laundry facility.

(a) For those mobile home parks that have a capacity of more than 20 dependent mobile homes, additional fixtures shall be provided. One additional toilet for each sex shall be provided for every 10 additional dependent mobile homes. Urinals may be substituted for one-third of the additional toilets. One additional lavatory for each sex shall be provided for every 10 additional dependent mobile homes. There shall be one laundry facility for every 20 mobile home spaces.

(b) The room containing the laundry facilities shall be separate from the toilet rooms, and should have an exterior entrance.

(c) Toilet rooms shall be provided with toilet paper.

(d) Those mobile home parks that cater only to independent mobile homes, or those mobile home parks having a designated area for independent mobile homes, shall have available a minimum of one toilet and one lavatory for each sex for the independent mobile home area. Such facilities shall be housed in a building, or buildings, of comparable construction to that provided in (2) above.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.20.070 Water supply.

(1) An accessible and adequate supply of safe and potable water under pressure shall be provided in each mobile home park, capable of furnishing a minimum of 125 gallons per day per mobile home space.

(2) The development of an independent water supply to serve the mobile home park shall be made only after expressed approval has been granted by the health officer. Such supply shall meet the minimum standards as outlined in Part 2, Book V, "Rules and Regulations of the State Board of Health governing Sanitation in the Installation, Expansion and Operation of Public Water Supplies".

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.20.080 Sewage disposal.

(1) All plumbing in the mobile home park shall comply with state and local plumbing laws and regulations.

(2) Each mobile home space shall be provided with at least a four inch sewer connection. The sewer connection shall be provided with suitable fittings so that a water tight connection can be made between the mobile home drain and the sewer connection. Individual home connections shall be so constructed that they can be closed when not connected to a home and shall be trapped in such a manner as to maintain them in an odor-free condition. Adapters, allowing for a tight connection, shall be on the mobile home or provided by the mobile home park operator for the use of mobile homes.

(3) Sewer lines shall be constructed in accordance with the recommendations of the health officer.

(4) Where the sewer lines of the mobile home park are not connected to a public sewer, a sewage disposal system approved by the health officer shall be provided. The disposal system shall be located and maintained where it will not create a nuisance or health hazard to the park or to the owner or occupants of any adjacent property. The approval of the health officer shall be obtained on the type of treatment proposed and on the design and construction of the disposal system.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.20.090 Refuse disposal.

(1) The storage, collection, and disposal of refuse in the park shall be so managed as not to create rodent harborage, insect breeding areas, health hazards, or nuisances.

(2) All refuse shall be stored in clean, fly-tight, water-tight, rodent-proof containers, of at least 20 gallons capacity, and not more than 30 gallons capacity. Containers shall be located not more than 200 feet from any mobile home space. They shall be provided in sufficient number to provide at least one container for every two mobile homes.

(3) Racks or platforms shall be provided for all refuse containers. Racks or platforms shall be so designed as to prevent containers from being tipped, to minimize spillage and container deterioration, to facilitate cleaning around them and prevent rodent harborage.

(4) All garbage and rubbish shall be collected frequently enough to prevent it from overflowing available containers. Where suitable collection service is not available from municipal or private agencies, the mobile home park operator shall provide for collection and disposal at an approved site. All refuse should be collected and transported in covered vehicles or covered containers.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.20.100 Insect and rodent control.

All mobile home parks shall be kept free as possible of rodents and insects. The park operator shall take such measures as directed by the health officer to maintain the premises in this condition.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.20.120 Electricity-Fire protection.

Local and state electrical and fire inspection authorities shall have jurisdiction in all mobile home parks.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.20.130 Reporting of communicable diseases.

Every owner, operator, attendant, or other persons operating a mobile home park shall notify the local health officer immediately of any suspected communicable or contagious disease within the mobile home park.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.20.140 Copy of chapter provided.

A copy of this chapter shall be available to the mobile home park operator.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).