Division of Environmental Health

Manufactured and Modular Homes/Mobile Structures


 

Advanced construction standards and a housing shortage for low- and moderate-income families have made manufactured and mobile structures attractive alternatives to traditionally built homes. The Division of Environmental Health administers several programs to ensure that people living or working in these structures are safe.

The division regulates construction of modular homes and commercial mobile structures located in Illinois. Staff review plans for each model to be located in Illinois to ensure that these units meet minimum structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and energy conservation standards. About 1,300 modular homes and commercial mobile structures are placed in Illinois annually.

The division also has responsibilities relating to manufactured homes. To ensure quality living conditions for people who reside in manufactured home communities, the division licenses all parks with five or more sites (except those located in home rule units). Staff inspect each park annually for license renewal, at which time they check the water supply, sewage disposal system, electrical system, lighting, road conditions, spacing of homes and garbage disposal. Division staff also review plans for all new parks and any additions to existing ones.

State law requires that all manufactured homes moved since January 1, 1980, be secured using equipment that meets standards adopted by the division. Although installers of tiedown equipment must comply with these standards, the home owner is ultimately responsible for properly securing the home.

Effective December 31, 2001, the Manufactured Home Quality Assurance Act requires all manufactured homes to be installed by an Illinois licensed manufactured home installer or the homeowner. These homes must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. If instructions are not available, the homes must be installed in accordance with the Department's Manufactured Home Installation Code.

The Department is also listed as a State Administrative Agent for the Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD). The Department acts as an agent for HUD in the processing of complaints regarding the construction of manufactured homes. The Department has created a Manufactured Home Consumer Hotline. This hotline is to be utilized for any problems associated with the construction or installation of manufactured homes. The number is 800-494-2645.

 

 

Modular Housing and Mobile Structures

Illinois Manufactured Housing and Mobile Home Safety Act (430 ILCS 115)
Illinois Modular Dwellings and Mobile Structures Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 880) PDF
Regulation of Factory-built Housing in Illinois - PDF

 
Directory of Approved Manufacturers of Mobile Structures
 

The manufacturers listed in this directory received approval from the Department for the construction of one or more models. Mobile structures are defined in the Illinois Manufactured Housing and Mobile Home Safety Act as "mobile homes." They are larger than 8 feet by 32 feet and transported to the site on their own wheels. These units consist of structures like construction trailers, temporary classrooms and offices. Each model located in Illinois must receive written approval prior to manufacturing the structure.

The directory has been placed in an interactive application that will better meet user needs. With this application the user can:

  • Select a facility by using the “FILTER” button to filter by name, city or other field;
  • Sort the list by any column;
  • Export a copy of the list in different formats (i.e. CSV, JSON, PDF, RDF, RSS, XLS, XLSX, or XML);
  • “Subscribe” to the list to be informed when updated;
  • E-mail the link to the list to another user; and
  • Advanced users can embed the dataset into their own web page for display.
 
 
Directory of Approved Manufacturers of Modular Dwellings
 

The manufacturers listed in this directory received approval from the Department for one or more models. Modular Dwellings are sectional and panelized structures defined in the Illinois Manufactured Housing and Mobile Home Safety Act as "manufactured housing" or "manufactured housing units." Apartments, condominiums, and hotel and motel units constructed in this manner are modular dwellings. Each model located in Illinois must receive written approval prior to manufacturing the structure.

The directory has been placed in an interactive application that will better meet user needs. With this application the user can:

  • Select a facility by using the “FILTER” button to filter by name, city or other field;
  • Sort the list by any column;
  • Export a copy of the list in different formats (i.e. CSV, JSON, PDF, RDF, RSS, XLS, XLSX, or XML);
  • “Subscribe” to the list to be informed when updated;
  • E-mail the link to the list to another user; and
  • Advanced users can embed the dataset into their own web page for display.
 
 

 

Manufactured Home Communities

Mobile Home Park Act (210 ILCS 115)
Manufactured Home Community Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 860) PDF
Expanding or Constructing a Manufactured Home Community - PDF
Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act (765 ILCS 745)
Living in a Manufactured Home Community - PDF
Abandoned Mobile Home Act (210 ILCS 117)
Abandoned Manufactured Homes - PDF

Forms
Application for Manufactured Home Community - PDF
Manufactured Home Community Transfer Application - PDF

 
Directory of Licensed Manufactured Home Communities
(Mobile Home Parks)
 

The directory has been placed in an interactive application that will better meet user needs. With this application the user can:

  • Select a facility by using the “FILTER” button to filter by name, city or other field;
  • Sort the list by any column;
  • Export a copy of the list in different formats (i.e. CSV, JSON, PDF, RDF, RSS, XLS, XLSX, or XML);
  • “Subscribe” to the list to be informed when updated;
  • E-mail the link to the list to another user; and
  • Advanced users can embed the dataset into their own web page for display.
 
 

 

Manufactured Home Tie-down and Installation

Forms

 
Directory of Licensed Manufactured Home Installers
 

This directory of licensed installers has been placed in an interactive application that will better meet user needs. With this application the user can:

  • Select a facility by using the “FILTER” button to filter by name, city or other field;
  • Sort the list by any column;
  • Export a copy of the list in different formats (i.e. CSV, JSON, PDF, RDF, RSS, XLS, XLSX, or XML);
  • “Subscribe” to the list to be informed when updated;
  • E-mail the link to the list to another user; and
  • Advanced users can embed the dataset into their own web page for display.
 




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