Consumer Education

Mobile & Manufactured Home Safety

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MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOME TIE-DOWNS ARE CRUCIAL TO HOME SAFETY

Chapter 15C-1, Florida Administrative Code, requires that all mobile/manufactured home installations be performed by a licensed mobile home installer.

Tie-downs are an essential part of the foundation system engineered for all mobile/manufactured homes. Homes without proper tie-downs are less resistant to high winds. Take the necessary precautions to ensure your mobile/manufactured home is properly secured. Have your mobile/manufactured home tie-down system checked today by a licensed mobile home installer to reduce possible damage to your home and your neighbor’s property.

For detailed information about mobile home installation, contact the Division of Motorist Services Manufactured Housing Section within the Bureau of Dealer Services at (850) 617-3004.

 

Safety Tips

  • Check for loose straps.
  • Make sure straps are properly aligned and not on an angle.
  • Check to be sure the proper number of tie-downs have been installed properly.
  • Verify that ground anchors and stabilizer plates have been installed properly.
  • Be sure support piers are in contact with the frame.
  • Replace straps or ground anchors that show signs of corrosion or damage.
  • For additional protection, you may want to consider installing a longitudinal tie-down system located at the front and rear of your home and add additional diagonal frame tie-downs to the side of your home.

 

For Tenants

Mobile/manufactured homeowners leasing properties must comply with local building and safety codes. If you lease a mobile/manufactured home that you feel is unsafe, contact the homeowner and request that they have a tie down inspection performed.

Complaints against individuals or companies leasing unsafe properties can be filed with the county or city code enforcement office in your area or with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS).

 

Resources

List of Licensed Mobile Home Installers
Mobile Home Damage Reports
Mobile Home Registrations by County