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. 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 blog posts about MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOMES:

Where can I file a complaint if I have problems with my new or used manufactured/mobile home in Florida?

 What are the most common defects in mobile/manufactured home foundation piers?

How do I determine the age of a very old mobile home?

What is a "HUD label verification letter" for a mobile/manufactured home?  

When did a ground cover vapor barrier (plastic sheet) become required under a mobile/manufactured home? 

Is it safe to go under a mobile home? 

Are older mobile homes unsafe? 

What do I need to know about buying a foreclosed mobile home? 

Does it make sense to buy an older mobile home and remodel it? 

Where do I find the vehicle identification number (VIN) on a mobile home? 

How do I find out how old a mobile home is and who manufactured it?

What is the right price for a used mobile home?

How energy efficient is a mobile home?

When were the first double-wide mobile homes manufactured?

How do I upgrade my old (pre-1976) mobile home to meet HUD standards?

What size air conditioner is right for my mobile home? 

What does the HUD tag look like and where do I find it on a mobile home? 

Can you put a zone 1 mobile home in Florida?

How can I remove water under my mobile home?

What's the differences between a trailer, a mobile home, a manufactured home, and a modular home? 

• How many people live in mobile/manufactured homes in America?

What is a D-sticker mobile home? 

What are the tie-down requirements for a mobile home?

How fireproof is a mobile home?  

Can I install a mobile home myself?

What is a Park Model mobile home?  

Does an addition to a mobile home have to comply with the HUD Code? 

What walls can I remove in a mobile home?

What can I do to prevent dampness and mold in my mobile home? 

How can I tell the difference between a manufactured home and a modular home?

      Visit our MOBILE/MANUFACTURED 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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