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Does a modular home have a HUD tag?

Thursday, January 3, 2019

No, a modular home will not have that familiar red HUD tag on the exterior wall, like the one shown above. Modular homes are not built under HUD supervision like a manufactured/mobile home. They are constructed to meet the local building code for their location, the same as a site-built single family home. 

    There is usually also a state agency that has additional supervision over modular home production. In the the state of Florida, it’s the Department of Community Affairs and the home will have a small “DCA” sticker posted inside, usually in the master bedroom closet or the inside cabinet door under the kitchen sink. See our blog post Does a modular home have a serial number? to learn more.


    Next to the DCA sticker, a modular home will also have a data plate that is about 8.5” x 11”, with key information about the manufacture of the home. It is similar to the one required for mobile/manufactured homes, but will not have a U.S. map with wind and roof zones outlined. The data plate sometimes gets removed or painted over during a remodeling of an older modular. 

    For more ways in which a mobile/manufacted and modular home differ, go to our blog post How can I tell the difference between a manufactured home and a modular home?

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Here’s links to a collection of our other blog posts about MODULAR HOMES:

• What are the tie down requirements for a modular home? 

• How safe is a modular home in a hurricane?

• What is the life expectancy of a modular home?

• Does a modular home have a HUD tag? 

      Visit our MODULAR HOMES  page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.

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