ASR 42-19151 “Manufactured Home” means a structure transportable in one or more sections including the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical systems contained in such structure which, when erected on site, is either of the following:
- Greater than 8 body feet in width, 32 body feet or more in length and built on a permanent chassis
- Regardless of the size, used as a single-family dwelling or for commercial purposes with or without a permanent foundation
What is the difference between manufactured and modular homes?
Manufactured homes are constructed according to a code administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD Code). The HUD Code, unlike conventional building codes, requires Manufactured Homes to be constructed on a permanent chassis.
Modular homes are constructed to the same state, local or regional building codes (IBC) as site-built homes. Other types of systems-built homes include panelized wall systems, log homes, structural insulated panels, and insulating concrete forms.
Whether it’s modular or manufactured, both are constructed in a factory environment and eventually moved to a home site. Both types of homes are quality built with high grade building materials. Virtually all modular homes are installed on permanent foundations on private property. Manufactured homes have a non-removable steel chassis and may or may not require a permanent foundation. They are either placed on private property or land lease communities. Throughout Arizona there are many 55+ or family communities available.
Arizona Department of Housing - Certificates and Labels
Manufactured Home HUD Tags, Labels, Serial Numbers, and Data Plates