Chapter 15.08


15.08.010    Definitions.

15.08.020    Permitted locations and age.

15.08.025    Design parameters.

15.08.030    Placement.

15.08.035    Building permit required.

15.08.036    Building permit and plans required.

15.08.037    Building permit and plan review fees.

15.08.040    Travel trailers, campers and motor homes.

15.08.050    –

15.08.070    Repealed.

15.08.080    Additions and alterations.

15.08.090    Utilities.

15.08.100    Structural regulations.

15.08.105    Required inspections.

15.08.110    Repealed.

15.08.120    Nonconforming manufactured homes.

15.08.125    Manufactured homes in manufactured home parks.

15.08.130    Covenants and deed restrictions.

15.08.140    Replacement of existing manufactured home.

15.08.010 Definitions.

Within the provisions of this chapter, the following definitions shall be applicable:

A. “Accessory building” means a separate detached structure, not used as living quarters, including but not limited to garages, cabanas, porches and carports.

B. “Additions” means structural enlargement of a manufactured home.

C. “Building permit fee schedule” is that schedule of fees established by Ordinance 1035 or any amendment to it.

D. “Camper” is a prefabricated living unit capable of being carried on a pickup truck.

E. “Manufactured home” means a structure constructed after June 15, 1976, in accordance with state and federal requirements for manufactured homes, which:

1. Is comprised of at least two fully enclosed parallel sections each not less than 12 feet wide by 36 feet long;

2. Was originally constructed with and now has a composition or wood shake or shingle, coated metal, or similar roof of not less than 3:12 pitch;

3. Has exterior siding similar in appearance to siding materials commonly used on conventional site-built International Residential Code single-family residences; and

4. Which is built on a permanent chassis and designed solely for the purpose of human habitation.

F. “Motor home” means a vehicle capable of being driven upon the public roads and highways that contains a living unit. (Ord. 1137 § 1, 2005; Ord. 612 § 1, 1989; Ord. 596 § 1, 1988; Ord. 295A § 2, 1980).

15.08.020 Permitted locations and age.

Manufactured homes shall be permitted in all zones allowing single-family residences. Manufactured homes requiring an installation permit under this chapter shall be new manufactured homes under RCW 35.63.160(2); provided, that manufactured homes moving into currently existing mobile home parks shall not be required to be new homes, but shall otherwise comply with all other provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 1183, 2006; Ord. 1137 § 1, 2005; Ord. 295A § 3, 1980).

15.08.025 Design parameters.

A. The manufactured home shall be set upon a permanent foundation as specified by the manufacturer. The manufactured home shall comply with all local design parameters applicable to all other homes within the neighborhood in which the manufactured home is to be located. An energy calculation shall be submitted demonstrating that the home is thermally equivalent to the State Energy Code.

B. The minimum design requirements shall be per BLMC 15.04.020(H) with a 1,500 psi soil bearing pressure without a soils report.

C. All manufactured homes shall be installed per Chapter 296-150I WAC.

D. Unless stated otherwise in this chapter, all work shall conform to the International Residential Code.

E. Repealed by Ord. 1643. (Ord. 1643 §§ 13, 18, 2020; Ord. 1462 § 11, 2013; Ord. 1358 § 8, 2010; Ord. 1242 § 4, 2007; Ord. 1137 § 1, 2005).

15.08.030 Placement.

A. Manufactured homes shall conform to the setback and other requirements of the zoning code.

B. A manufactured home shall not be used as a multifamily dwelling unit.

C. No manufactured home shall be relocated on a lot without prior issuance of a building permit from the city. If a manufactured home is delivered to a lot without a building permit, the building permit fee shall be doubled.

D. No manufactured home shall be used as an accessory building, except manufactured homes conforming to BLMC 18.22.090 may be used as accessory dwelling units.

E. Manufactured homes shall have skirting per WAC 296-150M-0610. (Ord. 1137 § 1, 2005; Ord. 596 § 3, 1988; Ord. 295A § 5, 1980).

15.08.035 Building permit required.

The owner or installer of a manufactured home must obtain a building permit from the city before the manufactured home is installed for use as a residence. The applicant shall provide the make, model, year, size, scaled floor plan, manufacturer’s installation manual and serial number for the proposed unit. A dealer may not deliver a manufactured home until it has verified that the owner or installer has obtained an installation permit for the placement of the manufactured home. (Ord. 1137 § 1, 2005; Ord. 596 § 4, 1988).

15.08.036 Building permit and plans required.

The following are required to be submitted for plan review prior to issuance of a permit (note: all plans are to have a minimum scale of one-quarter inch equals one foot except site plans may be one-eighth inch equals one foot):

A. Site plan.

B. Anchoring plan.

C. Detailed floor plan.

D. Manufacturer’s installation manual.

E. Energy calculations showing the unit complies with the state energy and ventilation codes.

F. Skirting information (material type and installation).

G. Earthquake and uplift resistance plans and details. (Ord. 1643 § 14, 2020; Ord. 1137 § 1, 2005).

15.08.037 Building permit and plan review fees.

A. Permit fees shall be per BLMC 3.68.030.

B. Plan review fees shall be per BLMC 3.68.030. (Ord. 1643 § 15, 2020; Ord. 1137 § 1, 2005).

15.08.040 Travel trailers, campers and motor homes.

Travel trailers, campers, motor homes and other similarly temporary shelters are regulated under the city of Bonney Lake’s recreational vehicle code. See Chapter 10.16 BLMC. (Ord. 1508 § 3, 2015; Ord. 1137 § 1, 2005; Ord. 988 § 2, 2003; Ord. 789 Exh. A, 1999; Ord. 596 § 5, 1988; Ord. 295A § 6, 1980).

15.08.050 Special use permit – Procedure – Fees.

Repealed by Ord. 988. (Ord. 789 Exh. A, 1999; Ord. 596 § 6, 1988; Ord. 295A § 7, 1980).

15.08.060 Special use permit – Expiration and renewal.

Repealed by Ord. 988. (Ord. 789 Exh. A, 1999; Ord. 596 § 7, 1988; Ord. 295A § 8, 1980).

15.08.070 Accessory buildings – Requirements.

Repealed by Ord. 1137. (Ord. 295A § 9, 1980).

15.08.080 Additions and alterations.

A. Additions shall conform to the construction standards as set forth by the International Residential Code.

B. Alterations as defined in WAC 296-150M-0020 which modify the structure of the manufactured home as discussed in WAC 296-150M-0302 and 296-150M-0306 must comply with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries regulations codified in Chapter 296-150M WAC.

C. A building permit from the city shall be required for construction of all additions to manufactured homes in addition to the permit from Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. (Ord. 1643 § 16, 2020; Ord. 1137 § 1, 2005; Ord. 295A § 10, 1980).

15.08.090 Utilities.

Sewer connections shall be of solid, water-tight construction from the manufactured home to the septic tank or sanitary sewer connection and shall comply with all city, planning and public works regulations. (Ord. 1137 § 1, 2005; Ord. 295A § 11, 1980).

15.08.100 Structural regulations.

A. Foundations and Supports.

1. Manufactured homes shall be installed per the manufacturer’s installation manual.

2. A HUD-labeled manufactured home shall be installed in compliance with the manufactured home manufacturer’s installation recommendations. The recommendations must be approved by HUD. The applicant shall include two copies of the approved installation manual with the manufactured home application. The job copy shall be it the home and available to the inspector at the time of inspection.

3. A manufactured home not labeled by HUD, but manufactured after June 15, 1978, in accordance with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries standards, in addition to having a permanent foundation, shall comply with one of the following requirements:

a. Installation calculations, plans and details provided by a professional engineer or architect licensed in the state of Washington. The calculations, plans and details shall bear the original stamp and signature of the engineer or architect; or

b. Installation requirements as outlined in Chapter 296-150M WAC for manufactured homes.

4. Underfloor drainage systems shall be provided under each manufactured home to insure the removal of water. The interior grade of the crawlspace shall be sloped to a drainage system which will relocate the water to the exterior of the building.

5. All manufactured homes supports shall be placed on grade with a minimum of 90 percent compaction.

B. The axles, hitch and wheels shall be removed from the home and the home shall be connected to water, sewer or septic tank, and electricity.

C. The state and/or HUD compliance seal shall be prominently displayed on the manufactured home. (Ord. 1643 § 17, 2020; Ord. 1137 § 1, 2005; Ord. 596 § 7, 1988; Ord. 295A § 12, 1980).

15.08.105 Required inspections.

A. The installer shall obtain an inspection and approval for the following:

1. Foundation, underground utilities and setbacks.

2. Set-Up. Set-up inspection shall be performed prior to the installation of any skirting material.

3. Final.

B. A final inspection and approval shall be required before occupancy of the unit. The permanent foundation, approved permanent steps for all exits, and all health and safety measures shall be installed before the manufactured home is occupied. If the manufactured home is occupied prior to receiving final inspection approval, the manufactured home shall be vacated and an additional building permit fee in the amount of the original permit shall be paid prior to requesting any further inspections. (Ord. 1137 § 1, 2005; Ord. 596 § 9, 1988).

15.08.110 Violations.

Repealed by Ord. 988. (Ord. 295A § 13, 1980).

15.08.120 Nonconforming manufactured homes.

Nonconforming manufactured homes (including mobile homes) may be kept and maintained in the city pursuant to Chapter 18.54 BLMC; provided, that they continue to comply with regulations in place at the time of placement. However, any construction, additions to, or the construction of accessory buildings commenced after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section shall comply therewith. If a nonconforming manufactured home is removed from a lot, it shall not be reinstalled within the city. (Ord. 1137 § 1, 2005; Ord. 612 § 2, 1989; Ord. 596 § 10, 1988; Ord. 295A § 14, 1980).

15.08.125 Manufactured homes in manufactured home parks.

Manufactured homes may be installed in manufactured home parks subject to the provisions of this chapter; provided, that if the existing physical layout of the park does not allow full compliance BLMC 15.08.010(E)(1), compliance with that subsection shall be excused as to sites that will not accommodate compliance with that subsection. (Ord. 1137 § 1, 2005).

15.08.130 Covenants and deed restrictions.

This chapter does not override any legally recorded covenants or deed restrictions of record. (Ord. 1137 § 1, 2005).

15.08.140 Replacement of existing manufactured home.

A. Notwithstanding the provisions of BLMC 15.08.020, a manufactured home located in a residential zone permitting single-family residences may be replaced with a manufactured home that is not new so long as the following requirements, and any other requirements of law not in conflict with this section, are determined, in the reasonable discretion of the director of planning and community development or his/her designee, to be met:

1. The proposed replacement manufactured home is not older than 10 years old; and

2. The proposed replacement manufactured home’s condition and appearance are such that its installation will result in a substantial aesthetic improvement to the property and surrounding areas.

B. The determinations of the director of planning and community development pursuant to this section may be appealed pursuant to BLMC 14.120.020. (Ord. 1188 § 1, 2006).