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Chronology of the Minnesota Manufactured Home Code and Rules

July 2, 1972 Law and Rules in effect for the adoption of ANSI 501B 1972 Standard for mobile homes, including interim amendments requiring egress window or door in bedrooms.  State seals required on all manufactured homes manufactured after July 1, 1972.

November 1972 Reciprocity agreement to accept State of Indiana manufactured home seals.

Sept. 1, 1974 Adoption of ANSI 501B 1974 and requirement for support and anchoring systems regulation and installer registration.

November 1974 Reciprocity agreement to accept State of Wisconsin manufactured home seals.

Jan. 1, 1975 Transfer of manufactured home manufacturer and dealer licensing to Department of Administration, Building Codes and Standards Division.

June 15, 1976 State of Federal Manufactured Home Standards and Regulations.  HUD Labels required on all new manufactured home nationwide.

June 1, 1977 Rules amended to include support and anchoring systems and installer registration.

June 1, 1981 State Building Code amended to require building official to inspect manufactured home installation.

Aug. 1, 1981 Adoption of Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards by state law including consumer complaint handling procedures.

August 1982 Rules revised to include HUD regulations, consumer complaint handling, and the requirements for the installation of utility connections.

December 1982 Rules adopted for Licensing of Manufactured Home Manufacturers and Dealers.

March 1993 Adoption of Manufactured Home Installer License and Bond Requirements.

March 16, 1998 Limited Dealer License Law for manufactured home park owners, passed, 327B.04 subd. 8.

April 1, 1998 All Manufactured Home Installers required to be licensed and bonded by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.  No manufactured home installer license exemption can be issued after March 31, 1998.

April 10, 2000 Laws modified for Limited Dealer License passed, 327B.04, subd. 8.

June 26, 2000 Chapter 1350 Rules for Limited Dealer License and Installation amended

February 8, 2008 HUD Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3288, Manufactured Home Dispute resolution Program became effective throughout the United States. Minnesota fully approved for enforcement and administration of the CFR 3288 program by HUD as of February 6, 2008.

2007 and 2008 Minnesota Statutes amended 327B.10 added to adopt rules for continued education programs for installers, 326B.885 language added for licensed installer renewal required every three years, and 326B.46 added to allow plumbing rules to permit licensed manufactured home installers to connect the plumbing to the manufactured home at the site of occupancy.

Jan. 1, 2009 HUD Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3285, Model Manufactured Home Installation Standards and CFR 3286, Model Manufactured Home Installation Program Rules and Regulations became effective throughout the United States. Minnesota submitted for approval of qualifying state programs in accordance with CFR 3285 and CFR 3286 in October of 2008 (As of January of 2009 HUD approval pending for Minnesota).

Dec. 29, 2009 Minnesota Chapter 1350 revisions became effective. Amended to include requirements for installation of new manufactured homes to compliance with minimum HUD CFR 3285, installation inspections for all new and used manufactured home installations, continued education requirements for licensed manufactured home installers, dispute resolution in accordance with HUD CFR 3288.

Feb. 23, 2010 Minnesota approved by HUD as having a fully acceptable state plan for installation of manufactured homes in accordance with HUD CFR 3286.

July 1, 2010 Legislative changes to Minn. Statute 327.31 and 327.32 are in effect.  Definition of installation modified to include reinstallation. Definition of used manufactured home added. New manufactured homes must meet all aspects of code compliance to 24 CFR 3280 to be sold leased or offered for sale or lease in Minnesota. Used manufactured homes required to have nine items of compliance verified prior to occupancy. Added exception for used single section manufactured homes to be installed with footings above local frost depth if consumer agrees and signs agreement at time of purchase for a park or on private property installation of used single section homes (i.e. would not be required to follow manufacturer's DAPIA approved installation manual).

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