Manufactured / Mobile Homes
PERMITTING A MANUFACTURED HOME
Step 1: ZONING CLEARANCE This clearance is issued after it has been determined that the property is zoned for a manufactured home. It is also determined whether or not the property is located in a flood hazard zone. If the property is in a flood hazard zone, you will be given information listing the special requirements for locating in a flood zone.
Step 2: SEPTIC TANK PERMIT Take a copy of the zoning clearance to the Environmental Health Department located at 1725 Reynolds Street. If this is an undeveloped site you will be required to apply for a septic tank permit. If there is an existing septic system on the property you will need to obtain an updated approval. THERE IS A CHARGE FOR THIS PERMIT.
Step 3: DRIVEWAY/CULVERT PERMIT
If you are locating on a County road that does not have an existing driveway/culvert, you must obtain a Permit for Driveway Construction. THERE IS A CHARGE FOR THIS PERMIT.
Step 4: TAX LOCATION DECAL
You must obtain a Tax Location Decal from the Tax Commissioner's Office also located at 1765 Reynolds Street. If you relocate your home after the yearly taxes have been paid, you must obtain a new decal but will not have to pay additional taxes.
Step 5: BUILDING/MANUFACTURED HOME PERMIT
This is actually a “move-on permit”. It covers the placing of the home on the property, the electrical fees and the inspection fees. When you apply for this permit please bring the following:
- Septic Tank Permit
- Driveway/Culvert permit
- Tax Decal
- Information about the Licensed Electrician/HVAC/Plumbing Contractor
- If a home is installed prior to obtaining the required permits, fees will be doubled.
- All steps must be followed even if a home has been previously located on the property or if the home is located in a manufactured home park.
- It is a Georgia State Law (effective January 1, 2006) that a mobile home can only be moved and setup by a registered and license installer. There is no exception to this law. When the County inspector makes a final inspection for the electrical power, he must verify that the installer's permit has been placed on the inside panel box. Without the permit, electrical power will not be approved.
Skirting is an approved material used on mobile homes and manufactured homes to connect the bottom of the home to the ground and completely enclose the underside. Skirting is required for any size mobile home or manufactured home used as a permanent living facility or office. Types of approved skirting materials are wood (minimum 3/8 inch), vinyl, aluminum siding, concrete, metal and stucco. Any materials not listed require prior approval by the Building Inspection Department. Skirting is to have ventilation and an access door, as per Building Code Requirements.
Skirting is required within thirty (30) days from date of electrical service and tie-down approval by the Building Inspection Department.