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Can I install a mobile home myself?
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Section 320.8249, Florida Statutes (F.S.), requires that anyone who will install a mobile/manufactured home must be licensed by the Manufactured Housing Section, Division of Motorist Services, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Two main reasons for the law are that mobile home installation on piers is dangerous work, and the home must be tied-down to exacting specifications to be safe in a storm. This law also requires that licensed installers must put an installation decal on every home they install certifying that the home was installed in accordance with state regulations. The decal includes a label number, the installer’s name and license number, order number, and the date the home was installed.
Many installers are affiliated with or work for a manufactured/mobile home dealer. The State of Florida also maintains a list of licensed installers (not all of them will be active) at: https://www.flhsmv.gov/motor-vehicles-tags-titles/dealers-installers-manufacturers-distributors-importers/mobile-home-installer/list-of-licensed-mobile-home-installers/
Also, see our blog post Can you move an older mobile home in Florida?
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