Frequently Asked Questions on Mobilehome/RV Parks
Mobilehome and RV Park regulations can be found on the California State Housing and Community Development website at http://www.hcd.ca.gov/manufactured-mobile-home/mobile-home-parks/laws-and-regulations.shtml .
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 http://www.hcd.ca.gov/manufactured-mobile-home/mobile-home-ombudsman/docs/Mobilehome-Residency-Law-2017.pdf for further information.
Yes. Park management can require you to correct violations of state or local requirements for the mobilehome and accessory structures that you own.
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 http://www.hcd.ca.gov/manufactured-mobile-home/mobile-home-ombudsman/docs/Mobilehome-Residency-Law-2017.pdf.
No. Park management must obtain permission from the Department of Environmental Health to move lot lines after obtaining your approval and meeting other requirements. See Title 25 California Code of Regulations section 1104(d) at https://govt.westlaw.com/calregs/Browse/Home/California/CaliforniaCodeofRegulations?guid=I5D9B3380D45311DEB97CF67CD0B99467&originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default).
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.
The most common problems encountered during inspections include construction done without permits, leaking sewer lines, and hazardous electrical wiring. Energizing storage cabinets/sheds without proper grounding, circuit breakers, and protective conduit can be a serious safety hazard. The permanent use of extension cords to energize outdoor lighting, power fountains or power storage cabinets/sheds is not allowed in a park as these are a fire hazard. Tenants shall not be allowed to construct accessory structures without park owner/manager approval and obtaining the appropriate permits.