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Manufactured Housing Community Construction
Plan Approval and Permit to Construct
Authority: Mobile Home Commission Act PA 96 of 1987, as amended and Manufactured Housing Commission General Rules
The proposal for the construction of a new manufactured housing community or the expansion of an existing community or alteration to an existing community is required to obtain the plan approval and permit to construct from the Plan Review Division, Bureau of Construction Codes. Prior to submitting the application to the Plan Review Division the developer shall obtain the preliminary approvals from the local health department, county road commission, county drain commissioner, and municipality. The developer is also required to obtain a construction plan approval for water and sewer. Since Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is not conducting the plan review the developer shall select engineering firm meeting the arms length criteria and submit the construction documents to that firm for water and sewer review. The peer review firm then performs the duties that were previously conducted by MDEQ and provides a report of compliance to Plan Review Division. This report shall be received prior to the issuance of the permit to construct.
The developer shall submit the application to the Plan Review Division with the specified fee and a set of construction documents. Along with the application a copy of the existing and proposed easements, a soil analysis report, evidence of title to the property, all required preliminary plan approvals shall be submitted. The Plan Review Division will review the documents for compliance with applicable rules and issue a plan approval and permit to construct. The plan approval and permit to construct is valid for 5 years after the date of issuance and may extended upon application. An extension may be issued for a maximum of 10 years beyond initial date of approval. The same approval process is applicable to manufactured home condominium and conversion of existing community to home condominium. Manufactured Housing Commission may extend the plan approval and permit to construct and grant variance to the community design and construction rules upon request.
Questions should be directed to the Plan Review Division at 517-241-9328.