§ 156.416 DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this subchapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meaning respectively ascribed to them in this section.
   ADD-A-ROOM UNIT. A unit of manufactured housing with less occupied space than a manufactured housing section.
   ANCHORING SYSTEM. An approved system of straps, cables, turnbuckles, chains, ties or other approved materials used to secure a manufactured or mobile home to ground anchors.
   ANSI/NFPA 501 A INSTALLATION STANDARDS. Standards for installation of manufactured and mobile homes as adopted and copywrited by the Manufactured Housing Institute and the National Fire Protection Association contained within their publication, Standard for the Installation of Mobile Homes.
   APPROVED. Acceptable to the appropriate authority having jurisdiction, by reason of investigation, accepted principles or tests by nationally recognized organizations.
   FOUNDATION SIDING (SKIRTING). A type of wainscoting constructed of fire and weather resistant material, such as aluminum, asbestos board, treated pressed wood or other approved materials enclosing the entire undercarriage of the manufactured or mobile home.
   LICENSEE. Any person licensed to operate and maintain a mobile home park under the statutes of the state and the regulations of the state’s Board of Health.
   MANUFACTURED HOME. A dwelling unit fabricated in an off-site manufacturing facility for installation or assembly at the building site, bearing a seal certifying that it is built in compliance with the Federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Code (1974 U.S.C. et seq.). See § 156.413 of this chapter.
   MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONSTRUCTION AND SAFETY STANDARDS CODE. Title VI of the 1974 Housing and Community Development Act (Pub. Law No. 93-383, U.S.C. 5401 et seq.), as amended (previously known as the Federal Mobile home Construction and Safety Act), rules and regulations adopted thereunder, which include information supplied by the home manufacturer, (which has been stamped and approved by a design approval primary inspection agency, who is an agent of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to HUD rules), and regulations and interpretations of said code by the state’s Administrative Building Council.
   MANUFACTURED OR MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY OR PARK. A parcel of land on which five or more manufactured or mobile homes are occupied as residences.
   MANUFACTURED OR MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISION. A parcel of land platted for subdivision according to all requirements of the Comprehensive Plan, designed or intended for lots to be conveyed by deed to individual owners for residential occupancy primarily by manufactured homes.
   MOBILE HOME. A transportable structure larger than 320 square feet, designed to be used as a year-round residential dwelling, and built prior to the enactment of the Federal Mobile Home Construction and Safety Act of 1974, which became effective for all mobile home construction on 6-15-1976.
   MOBILE HOME PARK. Any plot of ground upon which five or more manufactured or mobile homes, occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes, are located, regardless of whether or not a charge is made for such accommodation.
   MOBILE HOME SPACE. A plot of ground within a mobile home park designated for the accommodation of one manufactured or mobile home.
   MOBILE HOME STAND. The part of an individual manufactured mobile home space which has been reserved for the placement of the manufactured or mobile home, appurtenant structures or additions.
   NON-CONFORMING MOBILE HOME PARK. Any mobile home park whose plans have been approved and otherwise fully complies with all applicable town ordinances as of the date of adoption of this chapter.
   OCCUPIED SPACE. The total area of earth horizontally covered by the structure, excluding accessory structures, such as, but not limited to, garages, patios and porches.
   ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLING CODE, INDIANA. The nationally recognized model building code prepared by the Council of American Building officials, adopted by the state’s Department of Fire and Building Safety as mandated through Pub. Law No. 360, Acts of 1971, and, which includes those supplements and amendments promulgated by the Department.
   PERIMETER RETAINING WALL. A perimeter non-load bearing structural system completely enclosing the space between the floor joists of the home and the ground.
   PULL OUT UNIT. An expandable manufactured housing unit.
   SECTION. A unit of a manufactured home at least 12 body feet in width and 30 body feet in length.
   STREET. A street designed primarily for through traffic and leading directly to an exit or entrance and permitting one-way or two-way traffic.
   SUPPORT SYSTEM (FOUNDATION). A combination of footings, piers, caps, plates and shims, which, when properly installed, support the manufactured or mobile home; footings being the part of the support system which transmit loads to the soil at or below the surface and the frost line; piers and caps being the part of the support system between the footing and the home, exclusive of plates and shims; plates and shims being the cushion of wood or other approved material, which are used to fill the gap between the top of the pier caps and the frame of the home.
(2004 Code, § 8-1000)