Mobilehome and Special Occupancy Parks

The Mobilehome and Special Occupancy Parks Program develops, adopts, and enforces state regulations for the construction, use, maintenance, and occupancy of privately owned mobilehome and special occupancy parks throughout California, which assure owners, residents, and users protection from risks to their health, safety, and general welfare.

A mobilehome park is any area of land or property that has at least two mobilehomes, manufactured homes, recreational vehicles, and/or lots that are held out for rent or lease. Mobilehome parks under HCD’s enforcement jurisdiction also includes any subdivision, cooperative, condominium, homeowner’s association, and/or other forms of resident-ownership properties.

If the resident-owned property initially began as a mobilehome park that was held out for rent or lease and then later converted or changed its use, the property would still be recognized as a mobilehome park under the jurisdiction and standards of HCD.

A special occupancy park is any area of land or property that has at least two recreational vehicles, tents, camping cabins, and/or lots that are held out for rent or lease. Mobilehome parks that have a separate designated section for recreational vehicles and other special occupancies can also be recognized as their own special occupancy park.

The special occupancy parks under HCD’s enforcement jurisdiction also includes any subdivision, cooperative, condominium, homeowner’s association, and/or other forms of resident-ownership style properties.

If the resident-owned property initially began as a special occupancy park that was held out for rent or lease and then later converted or changed its use, the property would still be recognized as a mobilehome park under the jurisdiction and standards of HCD.

Find a Park

Find a park near where you live or where you are moving.

Laws and Regulations

California has established laws and regulations governing mobilehome parks. The Laws and Regulations page provides more detailed information.

Information Bulletins

Check Information Bulletins frequently for additional information pertaining to manufactured/mobilehome parks and special occupancy parks.

Park Construction

Check the Park Construction page for information required for construction of a mobilehome park. Check these requirements prior to moving forward on construction in your park. 

Alterations of Existing Park

Before making alterations to an existing park, check the requirements for such alterations. Go to the Alterations page for more information. 

Park Operation

The requirements for park operation on an ongoing basis are provided by the information in the Park Operation page.

Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program

New! Visit the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program page for more information on this new program designed to help resolve certain disputes between mobilehome/manufactured homeowners in mobilehome parks and park owners/management.

Consumer Information

Visit the Consumer Information page for additional information regarding home installation on a foundation system, carbon monoxide, fire safety, and other resources.

Legal Aid and Community Resources (PDF)

Submit a Complaint

The Mobilehome Assistance Center receives and processes complaints for issues regarding health and safety within mobilehome parks and special occupancy (RV) parks. HCD conducts complaint investigations for alleged violations of the Mobilehome Parks and Special Occupancy Parks Acts. If you would like to file a mobilehome or special occupancy (RV) park complaint, visit HCD’s Submit a Complaint page.

Fee and Tax Waiver Program

For more information about the Fee and Tax Waiver program, visit the Register Your Mobilehome California website.

Field Operations Assistance

If you need in-person assistance with modifying your mobilehome/manufactured home, mobilehome park construction, permit requirements or inspections, visit:

Northern Area Office
(800) 952-8356
NAOstaff@hcd.ca.gov
9342 Tech Center Drive, Suite 550
Sacramento, CA 95826-2581
Street Map *

You can visit this office and look for signs directing you to Suite 500, where you can and drop off applications and documents for permits and inspections.

Enter the lobby.
Leave materials in the designated location.

You may also mail applications and documents to this office at the address above. Remember: For fees, you can pay online anytime, using our online fee-payment system.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Southern Area Office
(800) 952-8356
SAOstaff@hcd.ca.gov
3737 Main Street, Suite 400
Riverside, CA 92501-3337
Street Map *

You can visit this office and drop off applications and documents for permits and inspections.

Enter the lobby.
On the first floor (next to the security desk), leave materials in the drop box.

You may also mail applications and documents to this office at the address above. Remember: For fees, you can pay online anytime, using our online fee-payment system.

Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* The maps to our offices listed above are provided by "Google Maps." The products and services advertised are not promoted or endorsed by the Department of Housing and Community Development.