The Environmental Health Division enforces State Rules and Laws governing Manufactured Home Parks. A manufactured home park is any tract of land upon which three or more manufactured homes are located. This includes any roadway, building, structure, vehicle, or enclosure used or intended for use as a part of the facilities of the park. Geauga Public Health, enforces the rules and laws governing manufactured home parks set forth in the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code.
To ensure public safety, all manufactured home parks located in Geauga County are licensed and inspected. Manufactured home parks must be in compliance with all building and safety requirements. Owners are required to maintain the area in a healthy manner. Geauga Public Health inspects each manufactured home park on a regular basis. If a manufactured home park is not in compliance with the rules and laws set forth by the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code, Geauga Public Health can take away the license to operate the park, thus resulting in closure of the park.
Rules governing each manufactured home park vary based on when the park was placed in service.
Some typical manufactured home park rules include:
- The foundation pad and support system of the home (under oversight of another jurisdiction)
- Appropriate trash disposal
- Proper maintenance of park and roadways.
- Visible and sequential home numbers.
- Appropriate solid waste facilities.
- Establishment of park rules.
- Storm Sewage.
- Insect control.
- Spacing of manufactured homes and out buildings.
- Electrical systems.
- Recreation area and facilities