Chapter 15.20
MANUFACTURED/MOBILE HOMES

Sections:

15.20.020    General provisions.

15.20.030    Siting requirements.

15.20.040    Manufactured/mobile home permits.

15.20.050    Inspections.

15.20.060    Violations, penalties and enforcement.

15.20.020 General provisions.

A. Any manufactured and/or mobile home located outside an established manufactured housing park must have title eliminated by the Washington State Department of Licensing and be classified as real property on the Chelan County assessment rolls prior to occupancy;

B. The provisions of this chapter do not override any legally recorded covenants or deed restrictions of record. (Ord. 1448 § 6 (Exh. F) (part), 2012: Ord. 534 § 2, 1976).

15.20.030 Siting requirements.

A. No mobile home shall be placed on a land parcel outside a manufactured housing park, except as may be required by state law;

B. Each manufactured home placed on a land parcel outside of a manufactured housing park shall:

1. Be a designated manufactured home as defined in RCW 35.63.160. Single-wide manufactured homes are not allowed outside of manufactured housing parks;

2. Be a manufactured home no more than seven years old at the time of installation;

3. Comply with any local design standards applicable to all other houses within the neighborhood in which the manufactured home is to be located;

4. Comply with all adopted building codes for snow loads, roof loads, etc.;

5. Be placed on and securely attached to a permanent, HUD-compliant foundation as specified by the manufacturer of the manufactured home, and otherwise meet all manufacturer’s specifications for support. The gap from the bottom of the home to the ground, around the entire perimeter of the house, shall be enclosed. The design and construction of the foundation and any other enclosure must be approved by the Chelan building official and meet applicable building code requirements;

6. Be thermally equivalent to the state energy code;

7. Have all appropriate seals affixed to the outer skin as required by the State Department of Labor and Industries;

8. Be installed in accordance with Chapter 43.22A RCW, Mobile and manufactured home installation;

9. Be served by a water supply and sewer disposal system meeting the established city requirements;

10. Be in accordance with all the city zoning requirements. (Ord. 1448 § 6 (Exh. F) (part), 2012: Ord. 534 § 3, 1976).

15.20.040 Manufactured/mobile home permits.

A. Permits for manufactured/mobile homes shall be issued by the city building official upon submittal of a complete city of Chelan manufactured home installation permit application.

B. Alterations. All alterations of and additions to a manufactured/mobile home require:

1. A city of Chelan manufactured home installation permit;

2. Written evidence of approval of the alteration/addition from the State Department of Labor and Industries, as required by Chapter 43.22 RCW and Chapter 296-150M WAC, now and hereafter amended. (Ord. 1448 § 6 (Exh. F) (part), 2012: Ord. 534 § 4, 1976).

15.20.050 Inspections.

A. Each manufactured/mobile home approved for placement on a parcel or in an established manufactured housing park shall be subject to the following inspections:

1.  Siting to ensure zone compliance;

2. Footings and foundations prior to placement of the manufactured/mobile home;

3. Tie-downs, if any, prior to installation of outer covering between manufactured/mobile home and ground;

4. Steps and the outer covering between the manufactured/mobile home and the ground.

B. The permittee shall give the Chelan building official notice when the premises are ready for inspection and shall not proceed further until approval has been given by the official pursuant to each inspection. (Ord. 1448 § 6 (Exh. F) (part), 2012: Ord. 534 § 5, 1976).

15.20.060 Violations, penalties and enforcement.

A. Placement of a manufactured and/or mobile home without a permit or contrary to the provisions of a permit issued therefor or in violation of this chapter shall be enforced according to the uniform procedures set out in Chapter 2.80.

B. Each day’s occupancy of a manufactured and/or mobile home placed without a permit or contrary to the provisions of a permit issued therefor shall constitute a separate violation of this chapter, which shall be enforced according to the uniform procedures set out in Chapter 2.80. (Ord. 1502 § 4 (Exh. M), 2015: Ord. 1448 § 6 (Exh. F) (part), 2012: Ord. 534 § 6, 1976).