CHAPTER 14.14
MANUFACTURED HOME STANDARDS

Sections:

14.14.010    State standards adopted

14.14.020    Compliance required--Permit required

14.14.025    Siting requirements

14.14.030    Inspection required

14.14.040    Insignia required--Smoke detectors

14.14.050    Violation deemed misdemeanor

14.14.010 State standards adopted.

Those certain standards established by the state of Washington governing the installation of manufactured homes, recreational park trailers, or recreational vehicles as presently set forth in Chapters 296-150M, 296-150P, and 296-150R WAC as the same may be hereafter amended by the State of Washington and as amended herein, are adopted and by this reference made a part hereof as through fully set forth in this chapter at length. The portion of said standard specifying anchoring systems shall be required for manufactured homes and recreational park trailers in the city together with all other portions of said standards. Installation of manufactured homes, recreational park trailers, and recreational vehicles in areas of special flood hazard shall be accomplished in a manner which also meets the requirements of Chapter 14.34 LMC. (Ord. 1329 §1, 2009; Ord. 1097 §30, 1999; Ord. 825 §1, 1988; Ord. 755 §1 (part), 1985).

14.14.020 Compliance required--Permit required.

No person or firm shall install a manufactured home, recreational park trailer, or recreational vehicle in the city meeting the definition set forth in the sections adopted by LMC 14.14.010 without complying with the standards adopted in said section or prior to obtaining an installation permit from the city. Such permits shall be granted only after proper application by the owner or installer, made upon forms provided by the city and the payment of a fee set by the city council. (Ord. 1329 §2, 2009; Ord. 1097 §31, 1999; Ord. 755 §1 (part), 1985).

14.14.025 Siting requirements.

The siting requirements for designated manufactured homes are the same requirements as placed upon all single-family residential dwellings constructed within the city of Lacey. Only “New” and “Designated Manufactured homes” as defined in RCW 35.63.160 and LMC 16.06.496(A) and 16.06.496(B) shall be permitted except as noted in this section. As allowed by state law the following additional standards shall apply when housing governed by this chapter is sited:

A.    When located in a manufactured home park a manufactured home does not need to be “new”, and if located on a lot designed for single wide manufactured homes it does not need to meet the width requirement as defined by RCW 35.63.160.

B.    All manufactured homes shall be placed upon a permanent foundation, as specified by the manufacturer, and the space from the bottom of the home to the ground shall be enclosed by concrete or an approved concrete product which can either be load bearing or decorative.

C.    All manufactured homes shall meet all design standards applicable to the zone they are located in and according to the lot size, it is sited on. Provided manufactured homes locating in a manufactured home park shall not be required to have design review unless it is a condition of the manufactured home park approval.

D.    All manufactured homes shall be thermally equivalent to the state energy code.

E.    All steps, landings, stairways, decks and balconies shall meet the requirements of the International Residential Code.

F.    The minimum roof pitch shall be 3 vertical to 12 horizontal. (Ord. 1243 §17, 2005).

G.    Recreational park trailers and recreational vehicles may be installed within a manufactured home park if meeting the following requirements allowed by RCW 35A.21.312:

1.    A working smoke detector shall be installed

a.    per NFPA 1192 Current Edition, Section 6.3 for recreational vehicles; or

b.    per ANSI A119.5 Current Edition, Section 3-3 for recreational park trailers;

2.    A working carbon monoxide (CO) alarm shall be installed

a.    per NFPA 1192 Current Edition, Section 6.4.6 for recreational vehicles; or

b.    per ANSI A119.5 Current Edition, Section 3-5 for recreational park trailers;

3.    There shall be egress directly from the sleeping area consisting of a door, or an egress window with a minimum size of 24 x 17

a.    per NFPA 1192 2008 Edition, Section 6.2 for recreational vehicles; or

b.    per ANSI A119.5 Current Edition Section 3-2 for recreational park trailers;

4.    A recreational vehicle or recreational park trailer electrical cord shall be protected within rigid conduit;

5.    The unit shall be connected to the water supply provided within the park, in accordance with the applicable plumbing provisions of the adopted uniform plumbing code, and all applicable fees shall be paid;

6.    The unit shall be connected to the sanitary sewer system provided within the park, in accordance with the plumbing provisions of the adopted uniform plumbing code, and all applicable fees will be paid;

7.    All steps, landings, stairways, decks, and balconies shall meet the requirements of the International Residential Code and shall be independently supported; and

8.    Recreational vehicles or recreational park trailers shall be equipped with an internal toilet and an internal shower; or the manufactured home park shall provide a common toilet and shower facility for the residents of the park. (Ord. 1329 §3, 2009)

14.14.030 Inspection required.

The city shall inspect the installation of each such manufactured home, recreational park trailer, or recreational vehicle covered by an installation permit to determine that such installation complies with LMC 14.14.010 and 14.14.040 and shall not permit the occupancy of such manufactured home until such inspection and approval have been given. (Ord. 1329 §4, 2009; Ord. 1097 §32, 1999; Ord. 755 §1 (part), 1985).

14.14.040 Insignia required.

All such homes installed within the city shall contain the insignia of approval of the state of Washington or be exempt from said insignia, all pursuant to the standards of the state of Washington for the manufacture of such homes. (Ord. 1329 §5, 2009; Ord. 1225 §11, 2004; Ord. 1097 §33, 1999; Ord. 755 §1 (part), 1985).

14.14.050 Violation deemed misdemeanor.

Any violation of this chapter or the codes or standards adopted herein shall constitute a misdemeanor. (Ord. 1208 §42, 2003; Ord. 1097 §34, 1999; Ord. 755 §1 (part), 1985).