The Department provides the forms and notices park owners need to sell their mobile home park, raise the rent, or register a park, and enforces the mobile home park law. Our staff can answer questions and help with compliance with the law and rules.
Park registration - The annual registration and lot fee are due on September 1. The lot fee is $12 per occupied leased lot. Registration is online. The Department has discontinued regular mailing of the Registry and Lot Fee Invoice. If you are not able to register online, contact us for a Registry and Lot Fee Invoice. Online registration is closed.
Lot rent increases – 60 days' notice using the Mobile Home Park Lot Rent Increase form and Worksheet provided by the Department to each Leaseholder and the Commissioner is required. Any increase of more than one percent above the one-year change in CPI-Housing as determined by the Department is eligible for mediation. The mediation threshold for 2017 is 3.6%.
Fillable rent increase form: File will open in a new window. If necessary click View, Edit Document to complete this form. "Save As" when finished.
Printable rent increase form:
2017 Notice of Lot Rent Increase and Worksheet (pdf)
Owner's Affidavit for Capital Improvements Surcharge (pdf) (Required for any increase that includes a capital improvements surcharge)
Park sale – 45 days’ notice by certified mail return receipt requested to each mobile home owner and the Commissioner is required by Vermont law before selling a mobile home park. The law also requires a sale notice before closing a mobile home park unless you are not selling the land for at least five years.
Forms effective April 12, 2013 (updated January 18, 2017)). Failure to use the current forms may render a Notice of Intent to Sell invalid, requiring a re-notification. Notice of Intent to Sell must be sent by CERTIFIED MAIL RETURN RECEIPT requested. Upon request, the Department will review any notices to ensure they are complete and accurate before mailing them to the residents.
Park closure - 18 months' notice by certified mail is required before closing a mobile home park. Contact us for the required forms and instructions.
Leases - The mobile home park law requires written leases. Park owners are required to provide a copy of the current lease to a leaseholder upon request.
Model MHP Lot Lease (doc) - meets basic statutory requirements. Updated June 2014. Developed by the CVOEO Mobile Home Program and reviewed by DHCD.
Rules - The Housing Division Rules govern many aspects of owning and operating mobile home parks in Vermont, including the Rules for Mobile Home Park Warranty of Habitability. Recent amendments to the rules went into effect on July 1, 2016.
Are there Underground Heating Oil Storage Tanks (UST's) in your park that need removal?
Information on loans for removing, installating, and upgrading UST's is available from ANR's Waste Management Division.
What are the rules about discrimination?
The Rights of Households with Children and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Housing (pdf)
- Applies to the initial set up of new manufactured homes, effective May 1, 2016
- Installer licensing information and list of licensed installers
- Inspection information and list of qualified inspectors
- Mobile home retailer responsibilities and disclosures