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Environmental Public Health Home > Mobile Home Community Inspection and Licensing Program Mobile Home Community Inspection and Licensing Program

Program Overview

Welcome to the home page for the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Mobile Home Community Construction Approval and Facility Licensing Program. ISDH’s Environmental  Public Health Division inspects and licenses mobile home communities and reviews and approves plans for construction or alteration of such communities. The Environmental Public Health Division seeks to insure safe facilities, proper water supply, and proper sewage disposal.  Currently there are 1,265 mobile home communities in Indiana. Each of these facilities is inspected by one of 11 field staff. Licenses to operate a mobile home community are for a period of four years.

Announcements / Current News

Backflow Inspectors

Backflow Device Testers can now be found at the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency – License Express Web site: http://www.in.gov/pla/express/

Directories

Drinking water microbiology and chemistry laboratories (Indiana-certified)
Indiana Public Water Supply Database.
Licensed Manufactured Home Installers
Listing of Mobile Home Communities
Pre-approved automatic Hot Watet Temperature Control Valves - PDF [116F
Pre-approved Exterior Drinking Fountains and Yard Hydrants - or - PDF
Pre-approved Water and Sewer Piping - or -  PDF
Pre-approved Manufactured Septic Tanks - or - PDF

Forms

Application for a Mobile Home Community License
Application for Permit for Construction or Alteration of a Mobile Home Community
Order Form for Drinking Water Sample Bottle

Laws and Regulations

IC 16-41-27 Health Sanitation, and Safety: Mobile homes and manufactrued homes - or - PDF
IC 25-23.7 Manufactured Home Installers
410 IAC 6-2.1 Public and Semi-Public Pools - or - PDF
410 IAC 6-6 Mobile Home Community Sanitation and Safety - or - PDF
410 IAC 6-10.1 Comercial On-Site Wastewater Disposal 
410 IAC 6-12 Plan Review, Construction Permits, and Fees for Services
675 IAC 20 Swimming Pool Construction Code
879 IAC 1 Manufactured Home Installer Licensing Board

Program Information and Policies

Abandonment or Removal of Mobile Home Community -or - PDF

Abandonment or Removal of an Onsite Sewage System - or - PDF

Disease Caused by Sewage or Sewage Contaminated Water - or - PDF

Electric Service to Mobile Homes - Guidelines

Frost-free Hydrants - or - PDF [48 KB]
Frost-proof (or freezeless) hydrants with stop and waste valves which, when turned off, drain back and discharge through subsurface outlets are not approved for use in public facilities. This policy relates to water distribution systems serving properties and commercial facilities under the jurisdiction of the State Department of Health.

Installation of submetering equipment for individual units IC 8-1-2-36.5 and 170 IAC 4-5 Electric Submeters of Master Meter Accounts
The provisions of these rules [170 IAC 4-5] from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission are intended to establish a system to assure that the practices involving submetering are just and reasonable to the tenant and the owner and to establish the rights and responsibilities of the owner and tenant.

Landlord distributing water or sewage disposal service IC 8-1-2-1.2
Requirements for exemption from treatment as a public utility by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission; allowed charges; disclosure; complaints. A landlord that distributes water or sewage disposal service from a public utility or a municipally owned utility to one (1) or more units is not a public utility solely by reason of engaging in this activity if the landlord complies with the conditions cited in IC 8-1-1.2(b).

Manufactured Home Installers Licensing Board
Manufactured Home Installer Licensing Board Information.

Manufactured Home Installer Licensing Board, Laws and Regulations
A compilation of the Indiana Code and Indiana Administrative Code 2012 Edition.

Mobile Home Community Specifications
Details and specifications that must be incorporated into plans certified by an Indiana registered professional engineer or architect, and submitted to the Environmental Public Health Division for review.

Natural Gas Service to Mobile Homes
Indiana State Department of Health Rule 410 IAC 6-6-10 requires all components of a gas supply to a mobile home be protected by proper location or other means of support. This section also requires gas service to be installed in a safe condition. Since specific requirements are not detailed in the rule, the purpose of this document is to provide guidance in determining if gas installations meet the objective of the rule.

Rats and Mice
Rats and mice can be found in and around every town and farm in the country. It is estimated that there is one rat for every person living in the United States. Rodents have followed man to almost all parts of the world. They have no respect for social class; they are equal opportunity pests.

Sanitary Sewer/Lift Station Specifications and Clearances

Tenant and Landlord Rights in Indiana
A guide to tenant and landlord rights compiled by the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.
The law can be found here.