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Regulations Governing
Mobile Home Parks

Mobile home parks are the most regulated rental housing industry.  Following is an overview of some of the regulations.

Mobilehome Residency Law

Mobilehome Residency LawMobilehome Residency Law
Division 2. Part 2. Chapter 2.5 of the California Civil Code

The California Mobilehome Residency Law, Civil Code Section 798, governs mobile home park management and tenancies and is basically the landlord-tenant law for mobile home parks. Rental/land lease mobile home communities are the most highly regulated rental housing in California. The Mobilehome Residency Law deals with tenant notification, park rules, meetings with the owner, termination of tenancy, transferring the ownership of a home in a park, fees and charges. You can access the California Mobilehome Residency Law on the California Senate website here.

Mobilehome Parks Act

Mobilehome Parks Act
Division 13. Chapter 2.1 of the California Health and Safety Code

The Mobile Parks Act establishes requirements for park permits, fees, and health and safety code responsibilities for park operators and code enforcement agencies, primarily the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).  The Act also requires HCD to promulgate regulations to carry out this Act and enforce it – also see Title 25 below.  The Mobilehome Parks Act does not relate to mobile home park tenancies and should not be confused with the Mobilehome Residency Law.

Title 25 Regulations (Mobilehome Parks Act)

Title 25 Regulations (Mobilehome Parks Act)

HCD regulations to carry out the Mobilehome Parks Act are found in the California Code of Regulations, Title 25, Division 1, Chapter 2 beginning with section 1000.  The regulations include specific requirements for park construction, maintenance, use, occupancy, and design and include requirements for items such as lot identification, lighting and roadway width, plan and permit requirements, specific requirements for the installation of mobile homes, accessory structures and buildings, earthquake resistant bracing systems, application procedures, fees, enforcement and appeal procedures.