TECHNICAL ADVISORY

DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

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To: City and County Building Officials Manufactured/Mobile Home Manufacturers and Dealers

From: Carl A. Ford, Director

Subject: Clarification of Technical Advisory MH04-01

Advisory Date: 11/22/04 Implementation Date: Immediately

Advisory Number: MH04-02

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This technical advisory serves as a point of clarification to Technical Advisory MH04-01 regarding "Wind Zone Requirements for Manufactured/Mobile Homes and HUD Park Trailers," dated October 13, 2004.

Technical Advisory MH04-01 does not apply to the re-siting of manufactured/mobile homes that are involuntarily relocated pursuant to Chapter 723, Florida Statutes, nor should it be applied to any involuntary relocation of a home due to a manufactured/mobile home park closing, or when the park/site has been declared no longer suitable for siting of manufactured/mobile homes by a governmental agency. Any home that is involuntarily relocated can be re-sited within the wind zone in which it is currently sited or in a lesser wind zone.

There are two acceptable methods for evidencing where a manufactured/mobile home is currently sited. One is to view a copy of the current registration receipt, which identifies the manufactured/mobile home's location. The other, for real property, is to view the receipt from the county Property Appraiser's office identifying that the manufactured/mobile home has been converted to real property. The receipt must contain the manufactured/mobile home's VIN number and identify the county in which the manufactured/mobile home is currently sited. Using one of these documents, the county in which a manufactured/mobile home is currently located can be identified and the qualified counties in which the manufactured/mobile home may be re-sited can also be determined.

If you have any questions regarding this advisory, please contact the Bureau of Mobile Home and Recreational Vehicle Construction at (850) 488-8600.

CAF/dch

 

 

 

WIND ZONE DESIGNATION OF MOBILE HOME

PLACEMENT IN WINDZONE II

PLACEMENT IN WINDZONE III

Wind Zone I

(Includes homes manufactured with a hurricane resistant or hurricane ready designation)

  • New or used homes manufactured for Wind Zone I may not be initially sited in Florida.
  • If not currently sited in Wind Zone II, a Wind Zone I home cannot be sited in this wind zone.
  • Wind Zone I homes may only be re-sited in Wind Zone II, if the home is currently sited in Zone II and the home is being involuntarily relocated pursuant to Chapter 723, Florida Statutes, the park/site has been declared unsuitable by a governmental agency or due to a foreclosure action.
  • New or used homes manufactured for Wind Zone I may not be initially sited in Florida.
  • If not currently sited in Wind Zone III, the home cannot be sited in this wind zone.
  • Wind Zone I homes may only be re-sited in Wind Zone III, if the home is currently sited in Wind Zone III and the home is being involuntarily relocated pursuant to Chapter 723, Florida Statutes, the park/site has been declared unsuitable by a governmental agency or due to a foreclosure action.
  • Wind Zone II

    • Wind Zone II homes may be sited within Wind Zone II if the data plate or other documents evidence the home is designated a Wind Zone II home.
    • If the home is currently sited in Wind Zone II it may be re-sited in Wind Zone II.
    • Homes manufactured for Wind Zone II may not be initially sited in Wind Zone III.
    • If not currently sited in Wind Zone III the home cannot be sited in this wind zone.
    • Wind Zone II homes may be re-sited in Wind Zone III, if the home is currently sited in Wind Zone III and the home is being involuntarily relocated pursuant to Chapter 723, Florida Statutes, the park/site has been declared unsuitable by a governmental agency or due to a foreclosure action.

    Wind Zone III

    • Wind Zone III mobile homes may be initially sited or re-sited in any Wind Zone II county if the data plate or other documents evidence the home is designated a Wind Zone III home.
    • Wind Zone III homes may be initially sited or re-sited in any Wind Zone III county if the data plate or other documents evidence the home is designated a Wind Zone III home.