Frequently Asked Questions on Mobilehome/RV Parks
Where can I find the Mobilehome and RV Park regulations?
Mobilehome and RV Park regulations can be found on the California State Housing and Community Development website at https://www.hcd.ca.gov/manufactured-mobile-home/mobile-home-parks/laws-and-regulations.shtml
Is the park owner required to meet with residents to discuss disputes?
Yes, upon written request. Please refer to the Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL) in sections 798.25(a) and 798.53 of the Civil Code at which can be found at https://www.hcd.ca.gov/manufactured-mobile-home/mobile-home-ombudsman/mobilehome-resident-rights.shtml for further information.
Can park management force me to make physical improvements to my home?
Yes. Park management can require you to correct violations of state or local requirements for the mobilehome and accessory structures that you own.
Does the park management have the right to enter my lot?
Yes. Generally the park management has the right of entry on the lot during reasonable hours for maintenance of utilities, trees, driveways, lot maintenance, if the resident fails to do so. Management does not have a right to enter a mobilehome without permission. See MRL section 798.26 in Civil Code at https://www.hcd.ca.gov/manufactured-mobile-home/mobile-home-ombudsman/mobilehome-resident-rights.shtml
Can park management change my lot lines without my permission?
No. Park management must obtain permission from the Department of Environmental Health and Quality to move lot lines after obtaining your approval and meeting other requirements. See Title 25, California Code of Regulations, Article 2, Section 1105(d) at https://govt.westlaw.com/calregs/Browse/Home/California/CaliforniaCodeofRegulations?guid=I5D9B3380D45311DEB97CF67CD0B99467&originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default)
If a home is being altered from the way it left the factory including
just attaching accessory structures such as an awning, is a permit required?
Yes, if the manufactured home was built after September 1, 1958. Alterations to the electrical, plumbing, or mechanical systems of a manufactured home require a permit and inspection from the Department of Housing and Community Development as well as the County of San Diego Planning and Development Services.
What are the most common problems observed during a mobilehome park inspection?
The most common problems encountered during inspections include accumulations of combustible materials, loose or missing handrails or guardrails, exterior household appliances, storage sheds >120 sq ft, and unpermitted electrical wiring. Adding unpermitted electric to storage cabinets/sheds can be a serious safety hazard. In addition, the permanent use of extension cords outdoors is not permitted in a park as these are a fire hazard. Residents may not construct accessory structures without first obtaining park owner/manager approval and the appropriate permits.
Preparing for my routine County inspection
MPM Inspection Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixmGLc0B7ls
This video is designed to assist mobilehome park residents and owners prepare for a routine mobilehome park inspection conducted by the County.
Can the County evict the mobilehome park residents if they do not comply
with the violations?
No. However, if violations listed in a notice are not complied with, the park may evict the resident for non-compliance with County violations.
Does the County have the authority to enter my lot?
Yes. The County has the authority to enter your lot and inspect it for health and safety hazards.