Manufactured Housing/Mobile Home on Permanent FoundationHow to Obtain a Building Permit
Manufactured homes and mobile homes have the same requirements when placed as a permanent living unit on a parcel in the County of El Dorado. Both structures will be referred to as modular homes within this document. A building permit is required for any manufactured housing unit/mobile home with a permanent foundation placed on a parcel zoned for single family residential purposes.
Obtaining a Building Permit
Manufactured Home/Mobile Home Plan Requirements and Guidelines
Building Services will not accept an Application for a Manufactured Home Permit unless the Minimum Criteria listed below are met.
Submit two complete sets of plans that include the following, PLUS one additional floor plan:
An application missing any items will be deemed incomplete and the plan check will not be scheduled until all the items indicated are received by Building Services. This may affect application fees and codes since the operative date of application will be the date on which a complete application is received.
Multiple checks may be required at time of permit issuance depending on the type of permit: one for the Permit, one for the School Fee, one for the Air Quality fee, and one for DOT Encroachment Permits. Each check is made to the respective agency. The Development Services Department DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY CREDIT CARD PURCHASES at this time. Personal or bank draft checks accepted as well as US currency.
ONE-HALF OF THE BUILDING PERMIT FEE AND THE ENTIRE PLANNING FEE ARE COLLECTED AT TIME OF PERMIT APPLICATION. The remainder of the building permit fee and other agency fees will be collected at the time of permit issuance.
BUILDING & PLANNING FEES
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEES
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT FEES
Calculating Estimated Permit FeesTo open a worksheet that will help calculate estimated permit fees click on the following link:
State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HDC)
Effective January 1, 1980 - A check payable to the Housing & Community Development (HCD) in the amount of $11.00 for each transportable unit (section) along with a completed 433 HCD forms must be submitted at the time of permit issuance. Cash will not be accepted.
Fire DistrictsFire district fees are collected by Building Services for the districts. Please contact the Fire Department directly for the fee amount. Click here to see which fire district the parel is in. (Must have Assesor's Parcel Number (APN).) Click here to find your parcel number.
Community Services Districts
Contact the Districts for their fees and other building requirements.
The following water districts may be involved in your permit process. Contact them directly for fees and other related information.
Please contact the school directly for their fees.
Property Taxes - Exclusions and Exemptions
Instructions for forms 433(A) and 433(B)California State Health and Safety Code §18551 requires that a Certificate of Occupancy be issued for the occupancy of a permanent manufactured housing or mobile home as a fixture on real property. Once recorded, the dwelling becomes taxable as real property by the County of El Dorado and is removed from the State personal property tax roll. To complete this process, the State documents must be completed. (Forms are available at Building services)
When the permit is finaled and the check and completed forms are received, County staff will process the recording and State filing. Copies of Forms 433(A), 433(B), and the Certificate of Occupancy will be mailed to you.
How Long do I have?
The Application The permit application is valid for 365 days. You should keep track of the date to avoid problems as the expiration date approaches. Once expired, the permit application is not renewable; you simply start over. Extension of the application may only be granted if a delay is caused by a governmental agency and only for the amount of time the application was delayed by that agency. There may be fee building service credits for an reapplication if within 6 months and the first permit application was ready to issue. All plans and documents will be destroyed within 180 days from submittal date if not picked up from Development Services. The Plan Review We review plans in the order received. As a result, our turnaround time will vary. At the time of submittal, we ask you to review a checklist of required information and sign that all documentation is present. Having all of the necessary information at the time of plan review is a must for us and ensures that your application will experience no unnecessary delay in being reviewed. If the application is incomplete in any way, you will be notified by mail and your place in line forfeited. When we receive all of the required information, you will once again be included in the plan review order, but the operative date will be the date of the new submittal. The Permit The permit is valid for two years from the issuance date. If you find you cannot finish your project within the prescribed time, you may renew your permit two times only for a period of one year each if construction has proceeded in a timely manner showing progress with approved inspections. There will be a renewal fee based on the percentage of progress that has occurred. If four years are not sufficient for construction, the permit may be reactivated with a new permit number and review of the projects progress.
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