Manufactured Homes Licensing

Overview

The Manufactured Homes industry is very heavily regulated by federal, state and local authorities. The government is concerned with the safety of the homes as well as the fair practices of businesses in the industry. In most jurisdictions, licenses are required for each and every player in the industry, including manufacturers, dealers, brokers, salespersons, installers, and rebuilders. Applications for these licenses are often tedious and require extensive supporting documentation. Errors and deficiencies in the application process are likely to cause considerable delay in the issuance of your license. LicenseLogix can help you navigate through these cumbersome requirements and ensure that your business is licensed to be up and running as soon as possible.

Background

At the federal level, the Manufactured Homes industry is regulated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. However, each state has implemented its own standards which are often more stringent than federal regulations. Furthermore, many local jurisdictions may require an additional permit or inspection prior to the placement of a manufactured home.

In addition to completing an application form and submitting a fee, authorities will require applicants to provide extensive supporting documentation. This generally includes financial statements, proof of examination, course certification, surety bonds, warranty requirements, fingerprints, and/or proof of insurance. Application fees may range from $150 to over $1,000. To remain in compliance with industry regulations, each business is required to maintain its license by filing either annual or biennial renewals, which, in many cases, will require proof of continuing education.

Ramifications of Non-Compliance

If a Manufactured Homes business is caught operating without a license (or with an expired license), it may be subject to civil and/or criminal penalties, such as fines ranging from $500 to over $1,000.

How we help your business:

  1. Our licensing specialists will walk you through extensive application requirements and streamline the process for you.
  2. We will ensure that your application is filed correctly and that you are operating in compliance with the law.
  3. Our flat rate service fee will save you money by taking a time-consuming task off of your desk for a fraction of what it might cost elsewhere.

More Resources:

- Manufactured Housing Institute


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