Manufactured Home Parks
The Athens City-County Health Department annually licenses 22 manufactured home parks. These parks are licensed and inspected in accordance with Rules 3701-27-01 to 3701-27-31 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
A "Manufactured Home Park" means any tract of land upon which three or more manufactured homes, used for habitation, either free of charge or for revenue purposes, and includes any roadway, building, structure, vehicle, or enclosure used or intended for use as part of the facilities of the park. A tract of land that is subdivided and the individual lots are not for rent or rented, but are for sale or sold for the purpose of installation of manufactured homes on the lots is not a manufactured home park even though three or more manufactured homes are parked thereon if the roadways are dedicated to the local government authority.
These rules address almost all aspects of the construction of a manufactured home park from lot size, distances between homes, the blocking and tie downs to the placement of auxiliary buildings. Floodplain issues are also addressed.
To construct a manufactured home park, a person must first submit and have plans approved by the Ohio Department of Health. For more information you may contact the following agencies:
Athens City-County Health Department
Jack Pepper, RS, EHD
(740) 592-4431 ext. 235
Ohio Department of Health