§ 154.172  MANUFACTURED AND MOBILE HOME STANDARDS.
   (A)   Purpose.  The purpose of the manufactured and mobile home standards section is to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of residents by promulgating reasonable standards for installation and floor space of manufactured and mobile homes, and providing for a permitting process to assure compliance with the minimum building, siting, and set-up codes of the county and of the Manufactured Housing Division of the State of New Mexico.
   (B)   Standards and limitations.
      (1)   Generally.  No manufactured or mobile home shall be placed, situated or installed in the unincorporated jurisdiction of Valencia County unless:
         (a)   The manufactured or mobile home has been placed, situated, or installed to the standards of the Manufactured Housing Division and in accordance with this subchapter;
         (b)   The manufactured or mobile home has a minimum heated area of at least 840 square feet, constructed in a factory to the standards
of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5401 et seq., as the same may be from time to time amended;
         (c)   The manufactured or mobile home is installed on a permanent foundation as defined in § 154.021 of this chapter, and in NMSA §§ 60-14-1 et seq., as the same may be from time to time amended;
         (d)   The manufactured or mobile homes be installed with skirtings which are consistent with applicable historic or aesthetic standards which may be adopted in this chapter;
         (e)   Materials used for skirting shall be metal, rock, concrete block, or other non-combustible, water and termite resistance, fire resistant materials as approved by FEMA; and
         (f)   Skirting shall be installed around all sides of the base of any manufactured or mobile home within 45 days of occupancy.
      (2)   Permanent foundation.  Prior to occupancy of any manufactured or mobile home under this section, a permanent foundation pursuant to § 154.173 must be installed and inspected by an agent of the Construction Industries Division or the Manufactured Housing Division of the State of New Mexico and approved by the County Building Inspector.
      (3)   Stabilized.  Any manufactured or mobile homes placed, situated, or installed in a floodplain shall, in addition to the requirements of divisions (1) and (2) above shall be stabilized and anchored pursuant to § 154.150 (F) and (G) of this chapter.
      (4)   Permit.  The owner, purchaser, or user of manufactured or a mobile home placing, situating or installing a manufactured or mobile home in a flood plain shall be required to first obtain a floodplain permit pursuant to § 154.150 of this chapter.
      (5)   Manufactured homes on rental property.
         (a)   1.   For property that is utilized for rental property the tenants shall provide proof of ownership of the landlord, which shall not be the same individual(s) as the tenant.
            2.   Property owner shall provide proof of occupancy (tenancy) by notarized letter. 
            3.   The manufactured home shall be anchored, skirted, and if applicable, comply with FEMA minimum regulations.
         (b)   The tenants and the landlord shall comply with all other conditions under this section and the Valencia County Comprehensive Zoning Chapter.
   (C)   Combining, joining, or fusing 2 or more mobile homes.  Two or more mobile homes shall not be combined, joined, fused together, or otherwise attached for the purpose of creating, building or constructing 1 single residential unit without conforming to the following conditions.
      (1)   All manufactured homes or mobile homes shall be anchored to resist flotation, collapse, and lateral movement.
      (2)   Manufactured homes or mobile homes shall not be joined together side by side or stacked to form a single or multi-family dwelling unit unless designed and factory manufactured for that purpose.
      (3)   A New Mexico licensed engineer or architect shall certify the joining plans on any units which are to be joined.
      (4)   The applicant shall provide construction drawings by a New Mexico licensed engineer or architect demonstrating that the manufactured or mobile home(s) proposed to be joined comply with the Uniform Building Code standards.
      (5)   (a)   A New Mexico licensed engineer or architect approved site plan showing location, type and size of all structures proposed and existing on the proposed lot is required.
         (b)   The plan shall include all necessary dimensions including setbacks.
      (6)   The site plan shall include an architect scaled construction drawing indicating construction criteria and a complete description of materials to be used.
      (7)   All site plans must first be submitted to the Zoning Department and follow the site design review process outlined in §§ 154.035et seq. of this chapter.
      (8)   Materials used for skirting shall be of metal, rock, concrete block, or other non-combustible, water and termite resistance, fire resistant materials, as approved by the site design review process outlined in §§ 154.035et seq. of this chapter.
      (9)   A building permit, issued by the Valencia County Building Inspector shall be required to conform to the Uniform Building Code standards for a new dwelling.
      (10)   All additions to manufactured homes or mobile homes shall require a building permit issued by the Valencia County Building Inspector and the home shall be required to conform to the Uniform Building Code for a new dwelling.
(Ord. 2004-05, passed 9-15-2004)  Penalty, see § 154.999