Chapter 2


11-2.01    Purpose.

11-2.02    Permitted locations of mobile homes.

11-2.03    Eligibility.

11-2.04    On-site parking requirements.

11-2.05    Building permit requirements.

11-2.06    Installation requirements.

11-2.07    Occupancy requirements.

11-2.01 Purpose.

It is the purpose of this chapter to implement Chapter 1142 of the 1980 Statutes which adds Section 65852.3 to the Government Code of the State and, where permitted, to allow the installation of mobile homes on single-family lots. A mobile home shall conform with the regulations for the district in which it is located and, in addition, meet the standards set forth in this chapter.

(§ 1, Ord. 529-81 C-M, eff. July 9, 1981)

11-2.02 Permitted locations of mobile homes.

The installation of mobile homes shall be a principal permitted use in the (R-1) Single-Family Residential District, as established by Part 2 of Chapter 14-16 of Title 14 of this Code, subject to the following regulations and restrictions:

(a)    The eligibility and development standards as provided in this chapter and the district regulations in Part 2 of Chapter 14-16 of Title 14 of this Code; and

(b)    Being located only on certain designated lots within the (R-1) Single-Family Residential District, which the Council may determine to be compatible for mobile home use by amendment to Title 14 of this Code; and

(c)    The issuance of a Special Use Permit if installed on a lot of record.

(§ 1, Ord. 529-81 C-M, eff. July 9, 1981)

11-2.03 Eligibility.

A mobile home installation shall not be eligible unless it:

(a)    Was certified under the National Mobile Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. Section 5401, et seq.); and

(b)    Has not been altered in violation of applicable Codes; and

(c)    Will be occupied only for a residential use; and

(d)    Will be attached to a permanent foundation system in compliance with all applicable building regulations; and

(e)    Will have a minimum width of twenty (20') feet; and

(f)    Have a minimum gross floor area of seven hundred twenty (720) square feet; and

(g)    Will be covered with an exterior material customarily used on conventional dwellings, approved by the Zoning Administrator, and which shall extend to the ground, except that when a solid concrete or masonry perimeter foundation is used, the exterior covering material need not extend below the top of the foundation; and

(h)    Will have a roof consisting of materials customarily used for conventional dwellings in the neighborhood as approved by the Zoning Administrator and which will be installed in accordance with the Uniform Building Code; and

(i)    Will have porches and eaves, or roofs with eaves, to make it compatible with dwellings in the area.

(§ l, Ord. 529-81 C-M, eff. July 9, 1981, as amended by § 1, Ord. 1378-19 (CM), eff. March 14, 2019)

11-2.04 On-site parking requirements.

Parking requirements shall be in accordance with Chapter 14-22 of Title 14 of this Code, as amended, under the category of the (R-1) Single-Family Residential District.

(§ 1, Ord. 529-81 C-M, eff. July 9, 1981)

11-2.05 Building permit requirements.

After the issuance of an Administrative Review Permit, a building permit application shall be processed and a permit issued prior to the installation of the mobile home. A building permit shall be issued provided:

(a)    There is compliance with all conditions of the Administrative Review Permit; and

(b)    A grading permit is obtained where required; and

(c)    There is compliance with all the requirements of Section 18551 of the Health and Safety Code of the State.

(§ 1, Ord. 529-81 C-M, eff. July 9, 1981)

11-2.06 Installation requirements.

(a)    A mobile home shall be installed in accordance with installation instructions provided by:

(1)    The manufacturer of the mobile home; or

(2)    A State-licensed architect or engineer or registered building designer for an individual mobile home where the manufacturer’s installation instructions are not available.

(b)    Both the foundation system and connection of the mobile home to the foundation system shall be capable of withstanding the design loads and concentrated loads identified in the installation instructions.

(c)    The mobile home electrical, gas, water, and drain connections shall be made permanent in a manner applicable to permanent buildings. Gas shut-off valves, meters, and regulators shall not be located beneath the mobile home.

(§ 1, Ord. 529-81 C-M, eff. July 9, 1981)

11-2.07 Occupancy requirements.

Prior to occupancy, the mobile home owner shall request from the Building Official that a certificate of occupancy be issued pursuant to Section 18551 of the Health and Safety Code of the State. Thereafter, for an existing mobile home, any vehicle license plate, certificate of ownership, and certificate of registration issued by a State agency shall be surrendered to the appropriate State agencies. Where the mobile home is new and never has been registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles of the State, a statement to that effect from the dealer selling the mobile home shall be submitted to the Building Official.

(§ l, Ord. 529-81 C-M, eff. July 9, 1981)