Chapter 17.76


17.76.010    Purpose and intent.

17.76.020    Standards for manufactured homes.

17.76.030    Site development standards.

17.76.040    Other requirements.

17.76.050    Alterations.

17.76.060    Penalty.

17.76.010 Purpose and intent.

It is the purpose and intent of this chapter to set forth terms and conditions applicable to “manufactured homes” equivalent to those for all other dwellings, in order to not discriminate against the placement and use of “manufactured homes.” This chapter was created to comply with RCW 35.63.160, 35.21.684, and 35A.21.312, as amended in 2004. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as to permit housing designs or construction standards that do not meet the standards of a historic district. (Ord. 1127 § 4 (part), 2005)

17.76.020 Standards for manufactured homes.

Manufactured homes located in residential zoning districts must meet all of the following criteria:

A.    Meet the definition of “manufactured homes” as defined in Section 17.08.020 now or hereafter amended.

B.    May not have been previously titled to a retail purchaser and may not be a “used mobile home” as defined by RCW 82.45.032(2), now or hereafter amended.

C.    Be sited in compliance with Chapter 17.20, Bulk Regulations, now or hereafter amended, for the zoning district in which they are located.

D.    Be built to meet or exceed the standards established by federal law 42 U.S.C. 5401 through 5403, now or hereafter amended.

E.    A manufactured home must be comprised of at least two fully enclosed attached parallel sections, each of which are not less than twelve feet wide by thirty-six feet long.

1.    If a manufactured home consists of more than two sections, the other sections must be attached to the two required parallel sections, but do not have to be parallel to the two parallel sections.

2.    The additional sections may be placed above, behind or next to the parallel sections.

F.    Have a composition or wood, shake or shingle, coated metal, or similar roof of not less than a nominal 3:12 pitch.

G.    Be thermally equivalent or better to that required by the State Energy Code for new residential structures, now or hereafter amended.

H.    Be set on and securely attached to a permanent foundation as specified by the manufacturer. The design and construction of the foundation must be approved by the Mukilteo building official or his/her designee and meet the requirements of Chapter 15.04, Building Code, now or hereafter amended.

I.    The gap from the bottom of the home to the ground, around the entire perimeter of the house, shall be enclosed by concrete or other concrete product as approved by the Mukilteo building official, which can be either load bearing or decorative. (Ord. 1127 § 4 (part), 2005)

17.76.030 Site development standards.

All manufactured homes must comply with:

A.    City zoning, development, and storm drainage requirements;

B.    Use, bulk, landscaping, parking, and critical area regulations in this title; and

C.    Building and grading regulations in Title 15. (Ord. 1127 § 4 (part), 2005)

17.76.040 Other requirements.

A.    All necessary building permits shall be obtained from the building official and all applicable building codes shall be complied with, as administered by the building official.

B.    The requirements of the city public works director and police chief for moving of manufactured housing to a permanent location, with respect to traffic and safety, shall be met. These requirements shall include, but not be limited to:

1.    Route of travel with a traffic control plan;

2.    Time of move;

3.    Posting of surety bond(s) in an amount adequate to ensure repair to public or private property which may be damaged by movement of the building. The amount of the bond shall be determined by the city public works director. (Ord. 1127 § 4 (part), 2005)

17.76.050 Alterations.

All alterations of and additions to a manufactured home require:

A.    A city of Mukilteo building permit be obtained, as administered by the building official, to meet the requirements of Chapter 15.04, Building Code, now and hereafter amended.

B.    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.

C.    Compliance with Section 17.76.020, Standards for manufactured homes.

D.    Compliance with Section 17.76.030, Site development standards. (Ord. 1127 § 4 (part), 2005)

17.76.060 Penalty.

Violations of this chapter shall constitute a misdemeanor and be subject to the provisions contained in Mukilteo Municipal Code Chapter 1.32, General Penalties. (Ord. 1127 § 4 (part), 2005)