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What is a HUD Certification Label for a mobile home?

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

It is the official name that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) uses for what most people call the “HUD tag” or “red tag,” a 2-inch by 4-inch metal plate stamped with an identifying number that is riveted to the long side of each section of a mobile home. For more details, see our blog post What does the HUD tag look like and where do I find it on a mobile home? 

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Here’s links to a collection of our other 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?

Why does Florida have mobile/manufactured home installation standards that exceed HUD requirements?

• What are the HUD requirements for side drainage when installing a mobile/manufactured home?

How often should mobile home tie-downs be checked?

How do I shut off the main water service in a mobile/manufactured home? 

What is the maximum spacing for mobile/manufactured home tie-downs in Florida? 

What causes a crowned floor in a mobile/manufactured home? 

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

Is a ground cover vapor barrier (plastic sheet) required under a new mobile/manufactured home? 

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

What is a "HUD data plate/performance certificate" for a mobile/manufactured home? 

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

How can I tell if a water heater is HUD-approved for mobile/manufactured homes? 

Can I attach a mobile/manufactured home to my house as an addition?

Can over-tightening mobile home tie-down straps cause the floor to buckle?

What size wood wall studs are used for a manufactured/mobile home? 

Do piers and tie-down anchors have to be approved by the State of Florida for manufactured/mobile home installation in Florida? 

Can you move a Wind Zone 2 mobile home to Zone 3 in Florida? 

Are older mobile homes unsafe? 

How long does it take to build a mobile/manufactured home? 

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 life expectancy of a mobile home? 

What is an "RP" sticker for a mobile home? 

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

Does my mobile home meet wind zone 2 standards? 

How can I know if my mobile home meets HUD code?

Where are Wind Zone 2 and Wind Zone 3 for mobile homes located?

What is a D-sticker mobile home? 

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

How fireproof is a mobile home?

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

Where do I find the VIN/serial number on a very old (pre-1976) mobile home?

Why are there two VIN numbers on some mobile home titles? 

Can I install a mobile home myself?

What is a Park Model mobile home? 

Does mobile home skirting have to be ventilated?

What is the stuff you paint an old mobile home metal roof with to extend its life? 

What's the difference between a manufactured home and a mobile home?

Why is there such a big gap under the doors inside a mobile home? 

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

How much does a mobile home inspection cost? 

How much does it cost to move a mobile home?

What is the plastic sheet called that covers the underside of a mobile home?

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 if a mobile home is well constructed?

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

What does a home inspector check in a mobile home inspection?

How can I replace a missing HUD tag (HUD Certification Label) for a mobile/manufactured home?  

What is the building code for manufactured/mobile homes in Florida?

Can I determine the year of a manufactured/mobile home from the HUD tag (red tag)? 

Does a modular home have a serial number?

What are the best tips for buying a used mobile home? 

• Is it illegal to remove the HUD tag (verification label) from a mobile/manufactured home?

• Do Park Model trailers have a HUD plate?

• What year were mobile homes required to become more storm resistant? 

• What year did HUD first begin enforcing the HUD-code standards for mobile/manufactured homes? 

What is the minimum size of mobile/manufactured home per HUD standards? 

• What is the age limit for moving a mobile home? 

• Do mobile homes last?

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

• Does a modular home have a HUD tag? 

• Are mobile homes well built?

• What is a "host beam" at a mobile/manufactured home?

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