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Placing A Manufactured Home

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Information for Manufactured Home Applicants

Before Placement

  • Check Zoning for all restrictions
  • Obtain a septic tank construction permit and/or well permit if needed, or be sure public utilities are available. If on septic and/or well, a copy of the permit must be provided. 
    • for existing septic systems, please provide the following form for the Health Department for approval: (form: Safe, Adequate & Proper)
  • Obtain a highway entrance permit for new dwelling units. A copy of this permit must be provided when the permit is applied for. This is required for property with existing driveways and replacement homes as well.
  • Draw a sketch plan showing all property lines, roads, structures, easements, and the distance the structure will be from the road and each property line. You may use the public GIS system for an aerial print out of your property to scale your proposed structure on, however please be aware that the property lines are approximate only and are NOT a legal description.  If you use the GIS system, please sign the disclaimer found here. A survey may be required upon review of sketch.
  • Check with your attorney and/or lending institution to see if a mechanic’s lien agent needs to be designated. 
  •  Apply for a manufactured home permit, electrical, and plumbing permits. A site plan must be submitted at time of application, showing where the home will be located on the property, and the distances from all property lines. 
  •  After all approvals have been received, your permit will be mailed to you and you may place the home on the property. 
  • A contractor may be liable for a business license in Augusta County, so please check with the Commissioner of Revenue regarding this requirement. 
  • On permits where a contractor is designated for set-up and a new septic system is being installed, a responsible land disturber with proper certification is required to sign the Agreement in Lieu of a Plan.

During Placement 

  • Be sure your home is set back from all property lines and streets the proper distances. 
  • The following inspections are required:
    • Footing, prior to placing concrete.
    • If on public utilities, lines must be inspected before ditch is covered. 
    • Marriage wall connections before they are covered on double wide homes.
    • Set-up, including blocking, anchoring, landings, electric, & plumbing. 
    • Underpinning within 60 days of occupancy of the home.

Final Occupancy

  • A Certificate of Occupancy will be required before the home is occupied. 
  •  A Certificate of Occupancy may only be obtained after all final inspections are approved and an approved Operation Permit for the sewage and water is acquired from the Health Department. 
  • Skirting is to be installed within 60 days of occupancy of the home. When installed, inspection of the skirting should be requested by the occupant. Notice for Inspections Inspection requests received by 4:00 p.m. will be done the following day.

Note: If the owner is not doing his own setup, plumbing, electrical, or mechanical work, the licensed person doing the work must assume responsibility for the work by legal contract or signed permit application. (Must be the actual license holder or employee with proof of employment)

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