Manufactured Housing is the term used to describe both modular and mobile homes, since both are manufactured in a plant and transported to the site. The best way to identify one is by the type of insignia the unit bears, which represents the code or standard to which it was built. The Manufactured Buildings Program which includes modular homes is administered by the Florida Department of Consumers Affairs (DCA). An insignia from DCA indicates that the modular home was built in compliance with the Florida Building Code. The Mobile Homes Program is administered by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Mobile Homes are built in accordance with federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) code that supersedes state or local building codes. Both modular homes and mobile homes require a local building permit for set up on any lot.
Please navigate to page 25 of the Residential Permit Requirements Packet for information on Manufactured Housing.