Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 11 – 36 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 2 CHAPTER 11. BUILDING AND HOUSING CODE | Article 11.7. Manufactured Homes Sec. 11.7.1. Inspection of Manufactured Homes Certificate Required Article 11.7. Manufactured Homes Sec. 11.7.1. Inspection of Manufactured Homes Certificate Required A. All manufactured homes manufactured after September 1, 1971, shall bear permanently attached thereto a label attesting to compliance with the provisions of G.S. 143-149. B. The Department of Inspections shall inspect each manufactured home to determine whether the manufactured home complies with this section. Such inspection shall be as follows: 1. Manufactured Home The inspector shall inspect each manufactured home for physical damage and determine that conditions of health and sanitation are met. Each manufactured home shall comply withTitle 11, Chapter 8, §.0900, et seq. of the North Carolina Administrative Code. 2. Electrical Upon receipt of a certificate signed by a licensed electrician representing a licensed electrical contractor, certifying that the electrical system is properly grounded and free of short circuits, the inspector shall verify that the matters stated in the certificate are true. 3. Plumbing The inspector shall inspect the plumbing of each manufactured home to assure that the plumbing is in a satisfactory working condition. As permitted by visual inspection, without the removal of walls, flooring, ceiling, or roofing, the inspector shall be satisfied that all plumbing fixtures are trapped and vented. C. The certificate required by subsection B.2., above shall contain the license number of the electrical contractor and shall be deemed to be in compliance with said requirement if said certificate, upon identifying the manufactured home, contains language substantially as follows: "This is to certify that the described unit has been properly grounded and is free of short circuits. The circuitry has been rung out with a meggar and it has been found to ring clear." D. All manufactured homes shall be erected or placed on a foundation as indicated in the publication "State of North Carolina, Procedures and References Codes for Mobile Homes, Modular Dwelling Units and other Factory Built Structures" as published by the North Carolina Department of Insurance. All manufactured homes shall be connected to the appropriate utilities as approved by the City of Raleigh. Sec. 11.7.2. Permit Requirements in Floodprone Areas No building permits shall be issued for the placement, replacement, or substantial improvement, as defined in Part 12 of this UDO, of manufactured homes, foundations, stands, or pads which are located or to be located in floodprone areas, delineated as provided in Article 9.3. Floodprone Area Regulations , unless: A. The provisions of Sec. 11.4.6. are met; B. Load-bearing foundation supports such as piers or pilings when used must be placed on stable soil or concrete footings no more than 10 feet apart, and when foundation supports are more than 6 feet above ground level, the support must contain steel reinforcement; and C. Over-the-top and frame ties to ground anchors resist flotation, collapse, or lateral movement. Specifically: 1. Over-the-top ties are provided at each of the 4 corners of the manufactured home, with 2 additional ties per side at intermediate locations; and 1 additional tie per side for manufactured homes less than 50 feet long; 2. Frame ties are provided at each corner of the manufactured home with 5 additional ties per side at intermediate locations, and 4 additional ties per side for manufactured homes less than 50 feet long; and 3. All components of the anchoring system are capable of carrying a force of 4,800 pounds.