Consumer Education

Mobile & Manufactured Home Safety

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We recommend you have a mobile home installer who is licensed by the Manufactured Housing Section of the Division of Motorist Services conduct a safety inspection of your home’s tie-down system and make any necessary corrections that will afford you maximum protection.

Image2.jpg (8149 bytes)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.


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

See our mobile/manufactured home safety video.

For detailed information about mobile home installation, contact the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Issuance Oversight of the Division of Motorist Services at (850)617-3004. Also available for download and printing is the PDF version of the Safety Alert Manufactured and Mobile Homes Brochure.