Manufactured Home Parks Program
Manufactured Home Parks are now regulated by the Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission (OMHC) All manufactured home parks must still comply with the rules for construction, drainage, flood-plain management, sanitation, safety and operation specified in Chapter 3701-27 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). These codes and regulations are enforced by the Portsmouth City Health Department for Manufactured Home Parks located within the city limits.
The definition of a Manufactured Home Park is any tract of land upon which three (3) or more manufactured homes used for habitation are parked. Manufactured homes within parks must be installed and inspected in accordance with standards adopted by the Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission as specified in Chapters 4781-6 & 4781-7 of the OAC.
MHPs are inspected four (4) times per licensing year, with the licensing period beginning January 1st of each year. During a routine inspection of the park, inspectors look to see that general sanitary practices are being used at all times. Some of these practices consist of proper management of:
- Storm Water Drainage
- Pest Control
- Structural Integrity of Manufactured Homes/Lots/Auxiliary Buildings.
- Water and Waste Water Systems
- Accumulation of garbage and refuse
- Solid Waste
- Electrical Systems
- Animal Control
- Fire/Hazardous Conditions
Effective as of July 1, 2007 all new installations of manufactured homes must be inspected by the authority having jurisdiction. Manufactured homes must be installed by OMHC licensed installers with the only exception being that a homeowner may install a manufactured home without a license, only if the manufactured home will be used by the owner as the owner’s personal residency. For additional questions or to contact the Ohio Manufactured Home Commission call (614) 734-8484. Ohio Department of Health can be reached at (614) 466-1390.