Chapter 17.30


17.30.010    Intent.

17.30.020    Permitted uses.

17.30.030    Conditional uses.

17.30.040    Minimum property development standards.

17.30.050    Patio and skirting.

17.30.060    Tenant storage.

17.30.070    Access roads.

17.30.080    Sanitary sewer.

17.30.090    Electrical service.

17.30.100    Management office.

17.30.110    Park storage.

17.30.120    Laundry facilities.

17.30.130    Removal of axles.

17.30.140    Accessory structures.

17.30.150    Trash enclosures.

17.30.160    Off-site improvements.

17.30.170    Recreational vehicle storage yard.

17.30.180    Conditions of approval.

17.30.190    Establishment, enlargement.

17.30.200    Walls, fences, landscaping.

17.30.010 Intent.

The R-4 residential zone is intended to provide a zone that is applied to mobile home parks only to provide a satisfactory living environment for those living in mobile homes. This section also applies to travel trailer parks and recreational vehicle parks. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.020 Permitted uses.

Permitted uses allowed in the R-4 zone are set forth in Table 17.30-1. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.030 Conditional uses.

Conditional uses allowed in the R-4 zone, subject to the conditional use permit regulations, are set forth in Table 17.30-1.

Table 17.30-1

R-4 Mobile Home Park Zone
– Permitted and Conditional Uses 


Permitted Use1

Conditional Use2

Accessory buildings and/or structures


Home occupations as provided in Chapter 17.46 HMC


Household pets in accordance with Chapter 7.12 HMC


Mobile homes not on a permanent foundation


Residential care homes serving up to six clients, includes foster family homes and small family homes for nonmedical assisted group care


Apartments, at the same density and standards as permitted in this zone but limited to 15 feet or one story


Commercial recreation facilities


Flag poles, radio towers, masts or aerials in excess of 35 feet above the ground


Incidental uses3:

1. Dwelling for owner and/or manager

2. Food markets related only to the park

3. Restroom facilities

4. Nonalcoholic beverage services related only to the park

5. Personal services

6. Recreation facilities

7. Restaurants, including dancing and alcoholic beverage sales for park use only

8. Sale of items related to maintenance and operations of mobile homes within the park


Recreational vehicle park:

1. Motor homes

2. Recreation vehicles

3. Campers

4. Camp cars

5. Tent campers


Trailers occupied for uses other than habitation


Travel trailer park:

1. Trailers


1    Similar uses shall be permitted subject to recommendation by the planning commission and adoption by the city council.

2    These uses shall be permitted subject to a conditional use permit.

3    Incidental uses operated primarily for the convenience of mobile home park residents. There shall be no sign advertising such uses visible from the street. The incidental uses shall be located not less than 50 feet from any street.

(Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.040 Minimum property development standards.

The property development standards set forth in Table 17.30-2 and in HMC 17.30.050 through 17.30.200 shall apply to all uses in the R-4 zone, subject to approval of a mobile home park plan by the planning commission.

Table 17.30-2

R-4 Mobile Home Park Zone
– Minimum Property Development Standards 

Development Standards

R-4 Mobile Home Park Zone

Minimum parcel size

5 acres

Maximum density

5,000 square feet/space1

Building height

15 feet or one story

Minimum space – Size

2,500 square feet/space

Minimum space – Size width

40 feet

Minimum space – Size depth

60 feet

Space – Dimensions

A. No mobile home space shall be closer than 20 feet from the exterior property line of the mobile home park or subdivision when said line abuts a public street.

B. No mobile home space shall be closer than 5 feet from any other portion of the property line of said mobile home park.

Minimum front yard setback3

3 feet

Minimum side yard setback4

3 feet

Minimum rear yard setback4

3 feet

Distance between mobile homes5

10 feet

1    Total area may include access roadways, accessory building space and recreational areas.

2    Structures two stories in height and not more than 35 feet in height may be permitted subject to a conditional use permit.

3    The trailer tongue may encroach into the front yard setback.

4    Where a side or rear yard abuts an access road, public parking area, or walk, and yards shall not be less than 10 feet in width.

5    Where residential mobile homes are located near any permitted building, other than another residential mobile home, ramada or cabana, the minimum space between the mobile home and such building shall be 15 feet.

(Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.050 Patio and skirting.

A. A cement concrete patio or other metal or wood deck having a minimum area of 300 square feet shall be installed as part of each mobile home space.

B. The area between the ground level and the floor of a mobile home shall be screened from view by an opaque skirt entirely around the mobile home as approved by the city building inspector. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.060 Tenant storage.

Tenant storage may be provided for in any manner consistent with requirements of the State of California Division of Building and Housing Codes and Standards. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.070 Access roads.

A. Access roads within a mobile home park shall be paved to a width of not less than 25 feet.

B. Portland cement and concrete curbs and gutters shall be installed on both sides of all access roads.

C. Access roads with paved width of less than 32 feet shall not be used for automobile parking at any time.

D. Access roads with paved width of less than 40 feet shall not be used for automobile parking on more than one side at any time.

E. Access roads around the recreational area shall be paved to a minimum width of 36 feet with off-street parking provisions, and no on-street parking shall be permitted around the recreational area.

F. All access roads shall be adequately lighted.

G. Each mobile home shall have frontage on an access road. A minimum 15-foot wide unobstructed access shall be provided to approved access roads for the movement of mobile home service vehicles. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.080 Sanitary sewer.

Each mobile home space shall be provided with a connection to a sewer line. Mobile homes that cannot be connected to a sanitary sewer system shall not be permitted to be used for human habitation. The sewer system and connection plans shall be subject to the approval of the building department. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.090 Electrical service.

A. All electrical, telephone and television services within the mobile home park shall be underground.

B. All services to individual spaces shall be a minimum of 100-amp service. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.100 Management office.

Each mobile home park shall maintain a management office with a gross floor area of not less than 200 square feet. The office shall include space for usual office furniture and supplies and shall contain a lavatory and toilet. Suitable facilities shall also be provided for mail distribution. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.110 Park storage.

Storage space for supplies, maintenance materials, and equipment shall be provided in a separate building or in a building with other public facilities. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.120 Laundry facilities.

A. Laundry facilities equipped with washing machines and dryers shall be provided.

B. Outside drying yards shall be enclosed with a six-foot-high solid fence. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.130 Removal of axles.

Axles, or similar devices, shall not be removed from mobile homes. Mobile homes shall not be attached to or placed on the ground in a manner that would prevent or obstruct the ready movement of said mobile home, except for the purpose of making repairs. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.140 Accessory structures.

No accessory building shall be constructed as a permanent part of the mobile home. Accessory structures such as cabana, ramada, patio, carport and/or storage are permitted. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.150 Trash enclosures.

There shall be adequate trash enclosures provided to a standard approved by the public works department. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.160 Off-site improvements.

A. All mobile home parks shall connect to city water and sewer facilities. Extension from existing facilities shall be borne by the developer.

B. All streets abutting a park shall be improved to city standards.

C. All plans shall be approved by the city engineer prior to issuance of a building permit. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.170 Recreational vehicle storage yard.

Recreational vehicle storage yards shall be provided and shall conform to the following standards:

A. No recreational vehicle, travel trailers, boat and trailer or accessories shall be kept on the mobile home space, but shall be stored as provided in this section, except that one recreational vehicle or travel trailer which is the primary residence of the occupant of the space may be permitted.

B. The area shall be graded and graveled or surfaced with asphalt concrete.

C. The storage yard shall be enclosed by a six-foot-high fence and landscaped to shield the interior of the area from view on all sides. The wall or fence shall be broken only by a solid gate.

D. No sewer connection other than a standard trailer sanitation station shall be permitted within the storage yard.

E. Electrical connections may be provided for maintaining the air conditioners in the recreational vehicles.

F. The storage yard shall not be used for living purposes. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.180 Conditions of approval.

A. Three copies of a plot plan providing sufficient detail of the proposed mobile home park shall be submitted for the building department and the city engineer to review and determine the sufficiency of the plans.

B. Upon approval of the building department and city engineer, the application shall be submitted to the planning commission for its recommendation. The planning commission shall submit its recommendation to the city council that a conditional use permit be issued or that the application be denied. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.190 Establishment, enlargement.

No mobile home park, as defined in HMC 17.04.140, shall be established and maintained in the city, nor shall any mobile home park already existing in the city be enlarged unless such mobile home park is established, maintained or enlarged in compliance with all provisions of this title and further complies with the provisions of Chapter 5, Title 25 of the California Administrative Code. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.30.200 Walls, fences, landscaping.

A. Each mobile home park shall be entirely enclosed at its exterior boundaries by a fence or wall six feet in height, and by screen landscaping not less than six feet in height. Said wall or fence shall run along and be contiguous to the boundary line or property line except where abutting a front street.

B. The type of fence or wall shall be a condition of the approval by the planning commission at the time of review of the plot plan and issuance of the use permit. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).