Model Ordinance: Minimum Health and Safety Standards for Pre-Owned Manufactured Homes

August 13, 2010

Senate Bill 384, which passed in the 2010 session of the Georgia General Assembly, enacted O.C.G.A. Section 8-2-171 which provides, in part, that: “No county or municipality shall impose any health and safety standards or conditions based upon the age of a manufactured home.”

Since many local governments currently regulate pre-owned manufactured homes, GMA in cooperation with ACCG, has developed the attached model ordinance which cities may wish to consider reviewing and adopting in lieu of their current age based regulations. The model ordinance imposes minimum health and safety standards which cities may still impose under state law.

The model was created solely for educational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. Cities should consult with their city attorney to obtain legal advice about a proposed course of action.