Manufactured Housing Board

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Although our building in Gardiner, Maine is not open to the public due to the COVID-19 health emergency, our staff remains available to resolve your complaints, answer your questions, and continue to deliver high-quality services to consumers and regulated industries.

Please contact us by email or by phone or through our other online services, and we will assist you. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

The staff of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation

Updated Guidance and Retiring of Covid-19 Prevention Checklists-5/26/21

Purpose

The Manufactured Housing Board was established to ensure that manufactured housing is safe from hazardous defects, provide uniform performance standards for construction and installation of manufactured housing, and provide a safe and sanitary environment for occupants residing in mobile home communities.

The primary responsibilities of the board are to examine and license qualified applicants, to promulgate rules defining the qualifications and professional standards of manufacturers, dealers and installers of manufactured housing, to investigate complaints against its licensees, and to take appropriate disciplinary action against noncompliance with its statute and rules.

Notice Regarding License Verification Requests (PDF)

Effective March 1, 2019, the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR) will no longer issue paper license verifications. License verifications are available, free of charge, on OPOR’s official database, https://www.pfr.maine.gov/ALMSOnline/ALMSQuery/Welcome.aspx?board=4360. This database is updated in real time as changes occur. The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation considers this information to be a secure, primary source for license verification.

Future correspondence from the Manufactured Housing Board will be sent to you by email, so please be sure to keep your contact information current. Follow this link to verify your contact information.

What's New

EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 25, 2019:

The Manufactured Housing Program is pleased to announce fee decreases per FEE RULE 25: Label fees have been decreased from $150 per Label to $110, as well as the removal of the $100 Application fee for Community License Applications. We continue to work diligently to decrease as many fees as possible.

NEW RULES:

CHAPTER 350 APPENDIX AB (PDF) -ENFORCEMENT DATE JANUARY 01, 2021

CHAPTER 380 (PDF)

CHAPTER 890 (PDF)

CHAPTER 900 (PDF) - EFFECTIVE MARCH 14, 2018

CHAPTER 110 (PDF) - EFFECTIVE AUGUST 05, 2018

ADOPTION OF THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE-EFFECTIVE AUGUST 05, 2018-Any new modular home entering production must be built to the 2015 International Residential Code, with exceptions and other codes referenced in CHAPTER 110 (PDF).

PROPOSED RULE MAKING:

2021-2022 MHB Regulatory Agenda

Emailed Licenses

NOTICE CONCERNING DELIVERY OF MANUFACTURED HOUSING LICENSES
Manufactured Housing licenses are now delivered to licensees via email. The email sender is displayed as “noreply@maine.gov” and the subject as “YOUR OFFICIAL (license type) LICENSE IS ATTACHED”. Paper licenses will NOT be mailed to licensees with an email address on file with the Board.
You have the opportunity to update your contact information when you renew your license online or you may update your email address and other contact information anytime here.

Board Notices

"A" WORK INTERPRETATION OF "WATERTIGHT" (PDF)

New Law - Requires Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Newly Constructed Single Family Homes - EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 12, 2009 (PDF)

Rule Making

Informational

NEW!! ONLINE QUALIFYING EDUCATION TRAINING

Mobile vs Modular: What is the Difference? (PDF)

HUD Complaint Form (PDF)

Modular Complaint Form (PDF)

Water Safety Report (PDF)

Boil Water Order (PDF)

Preliminary Well Approval (PDF)

Final Well Approval (PDF)

Statutory Changes

10 Day Notification Requirement