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Wind Zone Restrictions on the
Installation of Mobile Homes



In order to ensure that mobile/manufactured homes survive the threats of hurricanes and other storms, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) developed Wind Zone construction standards for these homes. Homes may be placed only in counties where they meet the Wind Zone construction standards that apply to that county. Wind Zone I homes have the least stringent construction standards and Wind Zone III homes have the most stringent construction standards. All but 14 of Florida’s 67 counties are designated as Wind Zone II counties. There are 14 Wind Zone III counties, all of which are located on the coasts. HUD requires additional construction standards for homes located within 1,500 feet of the coastline which is called Exposure D. In 2004, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles issued Technical Advisory MH13-001.pdf to ensure that local government building departments and mobile/manufactured home dealers were aware of the Wind Zone restrictions for the placement of mobile/manufactured homes. The second of these technical advisories provides an exception for mobile/manufactured homes that are forced to leave a mobile home park due to a land use change. Such homes may be set-up in the county even if they do not meet the Wind Zone construction standards that apply to that county. Below is a map that shows the Wind Zones that apply to Florida.


Florida Wind Zone Map

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