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Manufactured Home/Housing

"Manufactured Home" means a factory-assembled, completely integrated structure designed for permanent habitation, with a permanent chassis, and so constructed as to permit its transport, on wheels temporarily or permanently attached to its frame, and is a movable or portable unit that is (a) 8 body feet or more in width (b) 40 body feet or more in length, and (c) 320 or more square feet, constructed to be towed on its own chassis (comprised of frame and wheels) from the place of its construction to the location, or subsequent locations, subject to the provisions of Chapter 15 of the Illinois Vehicle code [625 ILCS 5/15-100 et seq.] and connected to utilities for year-round occupancy for use as a permanent habitation, and designed and situated so as to permit its occupancy as a dwelling place for one or more persons. The term shall include: (1) units containing parts that may be folded, collapsed, or telescoped when being towed and that may be expanded to provide additional cubic capacity, and (2) units composed of two or more separately towable components designed to be joined into one integral unit capable of being separated again into the components for repeated towing. Their term shall include units designed to be used for residential, commercial, educational or industrial purposes, excluding however, recreational vehicles.

ILLINOIS MANUFACTURED HOUSING AND MOBILE HOME SAFETY ACT § 430 ILCS 115/1 

Sec. 4 No persons may rent, sell, or offer for sale to anyone within this State any mobile home manufactured after July 1, 1974, or any manufactured housing unit manufactured after July 1, 1076, unless it bears a seal issued by the Department of Public Health and a certification by the manufacturer or dealer, that the mobile home or manufactured housing unit complies with the applicable safety code.

Effective Dec. 31, 2001 all manufactured homes are to be installed by an Illinois licensed mobile home installer or the homeowner in accordance with the IDPH Manufacture Home Installation Code and the Illinois Mobile Home Tiedown ACT.

Illinois is a HUD-Administered Manufactured Home State per §24 CFR 3285 and §24 CFR Part 3286 to ensure that persons planning to install HUD manufactured homes are licensed by HUD.

Additional links:

Illinois Mobile Home Tiedown Act [210 ILCS 120]

Guidelines for Installing Manufactured Homes in Illinois

Manufactured Home Quality Assurance Act

Illinois Vehicle Code [625 ILCS 5/]

Abandoned Mobile Home Act [210 ILCS 117/1]

Illinois Dept. of Public Health

Manufactured Home Packet