Manufactured dwelling design and construction
The division is responsible for ensuring manufactured dwellings or homes designed and constructed in Oregon meet the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) standards where the division is the service provider.
Businesses intending to construct manufactured dwellings in Oregon must register with the division and comply with requirements established in federal Manufactured Home Procedural and Enforcement Regulations, and federal Manufactured Home Construction Safety Standards.
Additional regulatory requirements and information about manufactured dwellings can be found in
OAR Chapter 918, Division 500.
Inspections and insignias of compliance (HUD tags)
Facilities where manufactured dwellings are constructed, and each manufactured dwelling, are inspected for compliance with federal regulations and standards to ensure the following:
- Manufacturers follow their approved quality assurance manuals.
- Manufacturers follow approved designs or plans.
- Homes are built to HUD standards.
- The manufacturer's quality assurance system is effective.
Manufactured dwellings complying with HUD standards will be issued insignia of compliance (HUD tag) indicating the manufactured dwelling may be offered for sale in Oregon or installed. A home that meets all HUD standards will bear an insignia of compliance tag indicating it is ready for installation.
Dealer/distributor disclosure statement
Dealers or distributors that sell manufactured homes for installation in Oregon must present each buyer with a
disclosure statement regarding permissible uses, roof snow loads, and anchoring prior to the completion of the sales contract.
Dealers must provide their name, address, and license number on the document, and then obtain the buyer’s signature. Dealers may use the state’s disclosure statement or include an identical statement within their sales contract. The signed disclosure should be given to the buyer and a copy retained in the dealer’s records for five years.
Any individual or business that purchases a manufactured home should record the ownership of the home through the
Manufactured Home Ownership Program.
Dealer licensing information can be found at the Division of Financial Regulation.