§ 152.25  BUILDING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS.
   (A)   Prior to occupation, each mobile home or manufactured home shall be inspected by the Building Inspector to insure conformance with the regulations of this chapter. Prior to the installation of any mobile home or manufactured home, a building permit must be obtained from the Building Official for a fee as set by resolution of the City Council.
   (B)   No manufactured home or mobile home shall be erected, installed or otherwise located on a manufactured home or mobile home space, or on any other property within the limits of the city, without the issuance of a building permit from the City’s Building Official or his or her designee.
   (C)   Any person desiring to move a manufactured home or mobile home onto any manufactured home or mobile home space shall first make written application to the Building Official. Such application shall include the following:
      (1)   Name and signature of the land owner as applicant. (In the case of a corporate owner, the Corporate President, Vice President or Secretary may sign);
      (2)   Manufactured housing development or mobile home park title and manufactured home space description;
      (3)   Name of proposed occupant;
      (4)   A plot plan of the manufactured home space and adjoining spaces indicating the proposed location of the manufactured home, with the mobile home’s dimensions and the resulting setbacks.
   (D)   Upon inspection of the manufactured home plot plan, the Building Official shall grant or deny the applicant permission to place the manufactured home on the proposed site or space.
   (E)   It is the responsibility of the land owner to assure that each newly arriving manufactured housing or mobile home unit be promptly and properly situated onto the space as indicated in the building permit. It is likewise the owner’s responsibility to assure that both the initial setup and continued placement shall be in compliance with this code.
   (F)   After receiving an approved building permit, the applicant may then move (or have moved) the manufactured or mobile home onto the site as indicated in the permit.
   (G)   The land owner or his or her representative shall direct the placement of the permitted manufactured home or mobile home onto the permitted site. The tractor used to transport the manufactured or mobile home shall not be disconnected until placement conditions of this code and the associated permit are met, as approved by the land owner or his or her representative.
   (H)   Immediately, upon placement of the permitted manufactured or mobile home, the property owner or his or her representative shall notify the Building Official that the manufactured or mobile home unit is in place.
   (I)   Upon notification, the Building Inspector or his or her representative shall, without undue delay, inspect the placement of the manufactured home on the manufactured home space to insure all setback requirements are in compliance with this code.
   (J)   Within seven days of the placement of a manufactured or mobile home unit onto a property within the city limits of the city, all installation and building conditions of the associated permit and this code must be met, including skirting, tie-downs, utility connections and the like.
   (K)   Once the manufactured home is fully installed on the site and all utility connections are complete, the Building Inspector is to be notified of the completed installation and the need for a final inspection.
   (L)   Upon notification, the Building Inspector shall, within the normal order of business, perform a final inspection to determine if the manufactured or  mobile home is in compliance with the provisions of this code and the building permit. If the manufactured or mobile home and its installation are found to be in compliance, the Building Inspector shall issue an occupancy permit. Upon receipt of an occupancy permit, the manufactured home may be occupied for residential purposes.
   (M)   If the manufactured or mobile home unit or its installation is in violation with the requirements of the building permit or this code, the expenses for corrective action and subsequent inspection(s) shall be borne by the landowner.
(Ord. 1287, passed 8-10-99; Am. Ord. 1720, passed 3-11-14)