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Permit Applications - Requirements for Manufactured Homes

You will need to complete a Permit Application and provide the following information and documentation (as applicable):

  1. Property owner information
    Provide name, address, and phone number.
  2. Contractor(s) information
    List all contractors, including address, phone number, and current Virginia License Number. Contractor License Lookup
  3. Customer’s Name on Power Bill
    To ensure that the power company sets up service for the right person
  4. If Connecting to County Water and/or Sewer
    You must pay connections fees to CCUSA (Campbell County Utilities and Services Authority) (434-239-8654) beforehand and provide the receipt with your permit application.
  5. If Installing a Well and/or Septic System
    Campbell County Health Services (434-332-9550) will conduct a “Perk” test that verifies your property is suitable for a septic system. It will then issue you a septic and/or well permit. It is not necessary to have a perk test or to obtain a well permit if you are going to connect to public utilities. You may also retain a private engineer or soils scientist to perform the perk test and request approval from the Health Department.
  6. Zoning
    You will need to know the setbacks on the property to determine the distance from all property lines the dwelling will be located. The rear of the permit application requires a sketch of the property, including all structures and the distance from each property line for the new project. Clearly marked setback measurements may be required on site.
  7. Fees
    Singlewide / Industrialized:  $125
    Doublewide:    $200
    Complete fee schedule
INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS (Singlewide)
  1. A complete Final Inspection is required before power is approved and occupancy occurs. Items to be completed are as follows: water/sewer connections, electrical connections; blocking (not backfilled) and anchoring, stoop and/or steps at all entrances, the 911 address is properly posted (911 Address Numbers Display Guidelines), and property lines marked.
  2. Final grade must be established at the time of the final occupancy inspection. Holes and trenches should be backfilled with dirt and the yard prepared for seeding and landscaping.
  3. A footing / Permanent Power inspection is required. The tenant or land owner will be responsible for identifying and marking property lines prior to a footing inspection. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in rejection of the inspection and a $50 re-inspection fee will apply.
  4. Final grade must be established at the time of the final occupancy inspection. Holes and trenches should be backfilled with dirt and the yard prepared for seeding and landscaping.
  5. A complete Final Inspection is required after the power has been supplied by the power company and before occupancy occurs. Items to be completed are as follows: water/sewer connections, electrical connections; blocking (not backfilled) and anchoring, stoop and/or steps at all entrances, the 911 address is properly posted (911 Address Numbers Display Guidelines).  

  6. Skirting must be installed within sixty (60) days after the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy. A manufactured home park, subdivision, or landlord may require skirting sooner than 60 days. Follow-up inspections are made and failure to comply fully with this requirement can result in the loss of permanent power. Referrals are made to the County Attorney for appropriate legal action.
INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS (Doublewide)
  1. Footing Inspection – Request this inspection after grade stakes are set and prior to the placement of concrete or blocking. The tenant or land owner will be responsible for identifying and marking property lines prior to a footing inspection. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in rejection of the inspection and a $50 re-inspection fee will apply.
  2. Under Crawlspace and Permanent Power – Request these two inspections at the same time. Make sure the crawlspace is accessible, the utility connections have been made, and the home is unlocked. We must be able to enter the house to check panel box connections before we notify the power company to set the meter. You need to apply with the power company before calling for this inspection.
  3. Marriage Wall – Inspection required, by itself or with other inspections.
  4. Final Inspection – A complete Final Inspection is required once the home is completely set up and ready for occupancy, including:
  • Decks and Landings must be completed and ready for inspection (footing inspections are required beforehand). 
  • 911 Address – Must be posted in accordance with County Ordinances. 911 Address Numbers Display Guidelines
  • Final grade – Must be established at the time of the final occupancy inspection. Holes and trenches should be backfilled with dirt and the yard prepared for seeding and landscaping.
  • Skirting – Skirting must be installed within sixty (60) days of issuance of Certificate of Occupancy. A manufactured home park, subdivision, or landlord may require skirting sooner than 60 days. Follow-up inspections are made and failure to comply fully with this requirement can result in the loss of permanent power. Referrals are made to the County Attorney for appropriate legal action.
GENERAL INSPECTION ISSUES
  • Access to the Building – Access must be provided (a door will need to be unlocked) on the date a Set-Up or Permanent Power inspection is scheduled; we cannot complete these inspections without entering the building. A $50 re-inspection fee is charged if we cannot access the home or building.
  • Temporary Steps and Landings – Temporary steps will be allowed at the time of inspection provided they conform to the 2009 International Residential Code. They shall be installed without the aid of blocks, bricks, stacked, wood, or mounds of dirt which would create unsafe conditions. Reuse of decks, steps, and landings constructed of wood will only be allowed if they meet the requirements of the 2009 International Residential Code.
  • Sliding/French Doors – Temporary steps and landings will be allowed at double doors only when one of the doors is stationary. One door can be made stationary with a guardrail assembly installed on the outside of the unit. Fastening the door closed with screws is not acceptable.