Chapter 8. Regulations—general Provisions of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 13. >> Part 2.3. >> Chapter 8.
It is unlawful for any person to use or cause, or permit to
be used for occupancy, any of the following manufactured homes,
mobilehomes, park trailers, or recreational vehicles in a park or
recreational vehicles outside of special occupancy parks:
(a) Any recreational vehicle, park trailer, mobilehome, or
manufactured home supplied with fuel, gas, water, electricity, or
sewage connections, unless the connections and installations conform
to regulations of the department.
(b) Any recreational vehicle, mobilehome, or manufactured home
that is permanently attached with underpinning or foundation to the
ground, except for a mobilehome or manufactured home bearing a
department insignia or federal label that is installed in accordance
with Part 2.1 (commencing with Section 18200), and any recreational
vehicle, mobilehome, manufactured home, or park trailer that is not
in compliance with Sections 18027.3 and 18871.5.
(c) Any recreational vehicle, mobilehome, or manufactured home in
an unsafe or unsanitary condition or that is structurally unsound and
does not protect its occupants against the elements.
(d) Any mobilehome or manufactured home that does not conform to
the registration requirements of the department.
If a manufactured home, mobilehome, or commercial coach is
to be installed on a foundation system and located in a park, the
installation shall comply with Section 18551. Should the manufactured
home, mobilehome, or commercial coach be subsequently removed from
the foundation system, the removal shall comply with Section 18551.
The department shall propose the adoption of and submit
building standards for approval pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing
with Section 18935) of Part 2.5, and the department shall adopt other
regulations for accessory buildings or structures located in a park.
The regulations shall provide for the construction, location, and
use of accessory buildings or structures located in a special
occupancy park to protect the health and safety of the occupants and
the public, and shall be enforced by the appropriate enforcement
(a) It is unlawful to permit any wastewater, sewage, or
waste material from any plumbing fixtures in a park, any park sewage
or waste disposal system, or any plumbing fixtures in a manufactured
home, mobilehome, recreational vehicle, accessory structure, or
permanent building in the park, to be discharged onto or deposited
upon the ground.
(b) The enforcement agency may order the removal, sanitation, or
both, of any wastewater, sewage, or waste material discharged onto or
deposited upon the surface of the ground, or may require the
removal, sanitation, or both, of the wastewater, sewage, or waste
material, in a manner consistent with the requirements of, and in
consultation with, the local health department or agency.
(c) Pursuant to this section, the registered owner of a
mobilehome, manufactured home, or recreational vehicle shall be
responsible for complying with an order, or the correction of a
citation, issued by the enforcement agency, and the costs of that
order, whenever wastewater, sewage, or waste material is discharged
onto or deposited upon the surface of the ground as a result of leaks
from plumbing fixtures in a manufactured home, mobilehome, or
recreational vehicle, or accessory structure, or whenever those leaks
come from plumbing on the space or lot that connects the home or
recreational vehicle or accessory structure to the park's sewer,
septic, or drain system on the home or vehicle registered owner's
side of the connection, if the discharge or deposit is determined by
the enforcement agency to be the fault of the registered owner of the
home or recreational vehicle.
(d) Except as provided in Section 18930, the department may adopt
any rules and regulations that it determines are reasonably necessary
for the protection of life and property and to carry out the
purposes of this section.
(a) No recreational vehicle within a park shall be rented
or leased unless it bears a label, an insignia, or an insignia of
approval required by Section 18027.3.
(b) A recreational vehicle that does not bear a label, an
insignia, or an insignia of approval, as required by subdivision (f)
or (g) of Section 18027.3, may not occupy any lot in a park unless
the vehicle owner provides reasonable proof of compliance with ANSI
Standard No. A119.2 or A119.5 depending upon whether it is a
recreational vehicle or park trailer. A department label or insignia
shall constitute one form of reasonable proof of compliance with ANSI
standards. This subdivision does not apply to a recreational vehicle
occupying a lot in a special occupancy park on December 31, 1998,
unless the vehicle is moved to a different park on or after January
The department shall adopt regulations to ensure adequate
animal control within parks.
In every park there shall be installed and kept burning
from sunset to sunrise sufficient artificial light to adequately
illuminate every building containing toilets and showers, and
roadways and walkways within the park.
(a) In every park there shall be a person available to
receive by telephonic or like means, including telephones, cellular
telephones, telephone answering machines, answering services or
pagers, or in person who shall be responsible for, and who shall
reasonably respond in a timely manner to emergencies concerning the
operation and maintenance of the park. In every park with 50 or more
units, that person or his or her designee shall reside in the park
and shall have knowledge of emergency procedures relative to utility
systems and common facilities under the ownership and control of the
owner of the park and be familiar with the emergency preparedness
plans for the park.
(b) (1) On or before September 1, 2010, an owner or operator of an
existing park shall adopt an emergency preparedness plan.
(2) For a park constructed after September 1, 2010, an owner or
operator of a park shall adopt a plan in accordance with this section
prior to the issuance of the permit to operate.
(3) An owner or operator may comply with paragraph (1) by either
of the following methods:
(A) Adopting the emergency procedures and plans approved by the
Standardized Emergency Management System Advisory Board on November
21, 1997, entitled "Emergency Plans for Mobilehome Parks," and
compiled by the former Office of Emergency Services in compliance
with the Governor's Executive Order W-156-97, or any subsequent
(B) Adopting a plan that is developed by the park management and
is comparable to the procedures and plans specified in subparagraph
(c) For an existing park, and in the case of a park constructed
after September 10, 2010, prior to the issuance of the permit to
operate, an owner or operator of a park shall do both of the
(1) Post notice of the emergency preparedness plan in the park
clubhouse or in another conspicuous area within the mobilehome park.
(2) On or before September 10, 2010, provide notice of how to
access the plan and information on individual emergency preparedness
information from the appropriate state or local agencies, including,
but not limited to, the California Emergency Management Agency, to
all existing residents and, upon approval of tenancy, for all new
residents thereafter. This may be accomplished in a manner that
includes, but is not limited to, distribution of materials and
posting notice of the plan or information on how to access the plan
via the Internet.
(d) An enforcement agency shall determine whether park management
is in compliance with this section. The agency may ascertain
compliance by receipt of a copy of the plan, during site inspections
conducted in response to complaints of alleged violations, or for any
(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, a violation
of this section shall constitute an unreasonable risk to life,
health, or safety and shall be corrected by park management within 60
days of notice of the violation.
Every person who owns or operates an incidental camping
area with an attendant on the premises shall keep a register in which
shall be entered all of the following:
(a) The name and address of the owner or occupant of each
recreational vehicle or each person in a camping party.
(b) The make, type and license number of the recreational vehicle
and the state in which the recreational vehicle is registered and the
year of registration as shown on the license plates attached to it
when a recreational vehicle is to be located on a lot.
(c) Dates of occupancy, not to exceed 30 days annually.
The department shall adopt regulations to govern the use
and occupancy of manufactured homes, mobilehomes, and recreational
vehicles located in special occupancy parks. Those regulations shall
establish minimum requirements to protect the health and safety of
the tenants, occupants, and residents and the public, and shall also
provide for the repair or abatement of any unsafe or unsanitary
condition of a manufactured home, mobilehome, park trailer, or
recreational vehicle or the electrical, mechanical, or plumbing
(a) A camping cabin shall be designed to resist the
following live loads: (1) floor live loads not less than 40 pounds
per square foot of floor area; (2) horizontal live loads not less
than 15 pounds per square foot of vertical wall and roof area; and
(3) roof live loads not less than 20 pounds per square foot of
horizontal roof area. In areas where snow loads are greater than 20
pounds per square foot, the roof shall be designed and constructed to
resist these additional loads.
(b) Each sleeping room in a camping cabin shall have a second exit
to the outside of the camping cabin, except that a window exit may
be permitted as an alternative if the opening is not less than 20
inches wide and 24 inches high and the bottom of the window is
located not more than 44 inches above the floor.
(c) Each sleeping room in a camping cabin shall be provided with
an approved smoke detector. If the camping cabin contains an
electrical system, the smoke detector shall be energized from that
electrical system with a battery backup. If there is no electrical
system in the camping cabin, a battery-operated smoke detector is
(d) All wall and ceiling surfaces in a camping cabin shall have a
flame spread rating of not more than 200.
(e) Fuel-burning heating or cooking appliances shall not be
operated within a camping cabin.
(f) Access for disabled persons to camping cabins shall be
provided in conformance with applicable state and federal laws.