Department of Housing & Community Development

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Mobile Home Parks Program

The Department administers Vermont's mobile home laws which are designed to protect the safety and rights of owners and residents.  It has adopted rules concerning mobile home park leases, rent increases, the sale or closure of mobile home parks and conducts an annual registration of parks.  The department serves as a resource on mobile home and park issues and publishes a Mobile Home Parks Report.
Complete Mobile Home Parks Program Description (doc)

Report on the Viability and Disaster Resilience of Mobile Home Ownership and Parks (pdf)

The completed report and recommendations for the future viability and disaster resilience of mobile homeownership and parks required by Section 4 of Act 137 of 2012. 

2013 Registry and Mobile Home Parks Report (pdf)

Periodic report on the status of Vermont's mobile home parks issued January 2014

Mobile Home Rent-to-Own

Legislation effective September 1, 2010 clarified the rights and obligations of sellers and owners of a mobile home, amended the mobile home uniform bill of sale, and established requirements for mobile home sales transactions. Under this law, parties to a rent-to-own agreement are considered a landlord and tenant unless they have entered into a written contract in accordance with 9 V.S.A, Chapter 59 and completed, executed, and filed a Mobile Home Uniform Bill of Sale with the town clerk. Read more:

No. 140. An act relating to transfers of mobile homes and rent-to-own transactions (pdf)
Vermont Statutes Title 9 Chapter 72; Mobile Homes

Residents

Information for mobile home owners and leaseholders in parks about your rights and where to find assistance. Find lists of mobile home parks and available lots in Vermont. Visit our homeowner's resource page for information on financing or repair loans.

Park Owners

Information for park owners including required terms in lot leases and how to go about selling or closing a park or raising the rent, and submit your annual registration online.

Municipalities (pdf)

Guidance document developed jointly by the community planning division and mobile home park program, this informative resource helps municipal zoning and planning officials understand the legal requirements of dealing with existing mobile home parks as well as new mobile / manufactured housing developments.

Forms & Notices

Forms and required Notices for park owners and mobile home owners; Uniform Mobile Home Bill of Sale.

Mobile Home Facts

Lots of information about mobile homes, mobile home parks, and who lives in them. 2013 Registry List of Mobile Home Parks.

Online Registration

Outside link to the online annual registration service for park owners. Due on September 1 annually.

Nonprofit Parks

A comprehensive listing of vacant lots in Vermont's nonprofit and cooperative parks.

Arthur Hamlin, Housing Program Coordinator - Mobile Home Parks
802-828-3749