Consumer Law at Your Fingertips
Manufactured Home Parks Safety & Zoning
- Every manufactured home park lease (“mobile home park” lease) must state whether the park has an emergency shelter. The lease must state the location of the shelter, if any. See Wisconsin Statutes section 710.15.
Park Licensing and Construction
- The Wisconsin of Department Safety and Professional Service (DSPS) licenses manufactured home parks under Wisconsin Statutes section 101.935. The department inspects parks for compliance with construction and safety standards (plumbing, electricity, etc.).
- Wisconsin counties, cities, villages and towns have laws affecting manufactured homes. Check with your local government.
- Zoning ordinances. Some local zoning ordinances prohibit landowners from siting manufactured homes on their own land. These ordinances often confine manufactured homes to rental sites in manufactured home parks (“mobile home parks”). This may limit siting options for owners of manufactured homes.
- Building and health codes. Local ordinances may establish construction and health standards for manufactured home parks (“mobile home parks”). Local permit requirements may apply.
- Local licenses. No person may operate a manufactured home park (“mobile home park”) in a city, town or village without a license from that city, town or village. The city, town or village may adopt regulations governing mobile home parks and may assess specified fees. See Wisconsin Statutes section 66.0435.