Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 120-3-7-.13

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through March 26, 2024
Rule 120-3-7-.13 - Installation Requirements
(1) In addition to the licensure requirements of Rule 120-3-7-.08(3) of these Regulations, any installer performing any installation of a new or used manufactured or mobile home in the State of Georgia shall first purchase a permit from the Commissioner. The cost of each permit is prescribed in O.C.G.A. § 8-2-164(2). Each installer shall provide any information required by the Commissioner to obtain a permit. The installation permit shall be attached by the installer to the panel box of each manufactured or mobile home upon completion of the installation. The prescribed permit shall be designed by the Commissioner. A permit shall be issued only to a licensed installer, and shall not be transferable.
(2) Whenever the manufacturer's instructions do not stipulate certain installation requirements, or when clarification is needed, or when the manufacturer's instructions state that the issue is left to the regulatory authority having jurisdiction, then the installation instructions incorporated herein by reference in Rule 120-3-7-.21 of these Regulations shall be followed. Manufacturers of manufactured homes constructed under the provisions of the Act shall provide an installation manual with each manufactured home as required by the Act. The manual shall describe a foundation and anchorage system and provide instructions for site preparation and utility connections. O.C.G.A. § 8-2-165 requires compliance with the manufacturer's installation instructions. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 8-2-165, previously occupied manufactured and mobile homes which do not have the manufacturer's instructions as required by the Act shall be installed in accordance with said Rule 120-3-7-.21 of these Regulations.
(a) Each new manufactured home shall bear a data plate to be affixed in a permanent manner near the main electrical panel or other readily accessible and visible location as required by the Act. The data plate shall contain the name of the manufacturer, the serial number and model designation, the date the home was manufactured, the design-approval agency, factory-installed equipment and the wind, roof load, and thermal zones for which the unit was constructed. Local jurisdictions shall not prohibit the placement of any manufactured home built in compliance with the design standards for the zone in effect on the date that the data plate indicates the home was constructed. Manufactured homes shall not be placed in any zone(s) which exceed the design limitation for which the manufactured home was constructed as identified by the data plate.
(b) The manufactured or mobile home shall be placed on a properly prepared stand. The site shall have a grade that will allow water to drain away from the home stand, and all organic matter, debris, grass, grass sod and other foreign matter shall be removed where footings or pier foundations are to be installed. A written contractual agreement between the homeowner, the retailer, retail broker and/or installer shall determine which party is to perform the site preparation which shall include proper drainage of water away from the home. The existence of said contractual agreement shall not relieve the installer of the responsibility of set up on a properly prepared stand. Installations of manufactured or mobile homes shall not be performed on improperly prepared stands.
(c) Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §§ 8-2-167 and 43-14-13(k), a person licensed as a manufactured or mobile home installer pursuant to these Regulations shall not be subject to the electrical and plumbing licensure requirements of O.C.G.A. Title 43, Chapter 14 when performing the functions specified in O.C.G.A. § 43-14-13(k).
(d) The following shall not be the responsibility of the installer unless contracted in writing by the homeowner and/or dealer/retailer and/or installer to provide for same:
1. Skirting. When required by local jurisdiction and provided pursuant to contractual agreement, skirting shall be installed in accordance with the skirting manufacturer's instructions or Rule 120-3-7-.21(13)(d) of these Regulations.
2. Masonry curtain walls. Load bearing masonry curtain walls shall not be required by local jurisdictions for manufactured or mobile homes. Non-load bearing masonry curtain walls may be provided by contractual agreement between the homeowner, the dealer/retailer, and/or installer and shall be constructed in accordance with drawings and/or instructions provided in the manufacturer's installation manual, or instructions and other drawings or procedures approved by the Commissioner. Non-load bearing walls shall have no contact with the manufactured home or any portion thereof for the purpose of structural support.
3. Stairs and landings. When required by local jurisdiction and provided by contractual agreement, stairs and landings shall be constructed in accordance with the provisions of the State Minimum Standard Building Codes which are enforced by local jurisdiction.
(f) These installation requirements established by the Manufactured Housing Act are applicable only to manufactured and mobile homes as defined in O.C.G.A. § 8-2-131 and the Act.

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 120-3-7-.13

O.C.G.A. Secs. 8-2-130, 8-2-132, 8-2-133, 8-2-137, 8-2-160, 8-2-166, 25-2-1, 25-2-4, 33-2-9, 50-13-21.

Original Rule entitled "Supervision of Alterations, Changes or Modifications Filing of Modification Reports With State Fire Marshal"adopted. F. Aug. 8, 1974; eff. Sept. 1, 1974, as specified by the Agency.
Repealed: New Rule entitled "Severability"adopted. F. May 23, 1984; eff. July 1, 1984, as specified by the Agency.
Amended: F. July 22, 1996; eff. August 11, 1996.
Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Aug. 6, 1998; eff. Aug. 26, 1998.
Repealed: New Rule entitled "Installation Requirements"adopted. F. Nov. 30, 2004; eff. Dec. 20, 2004.