Mobile Home Parks Program
The Department enforces 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 mobile home park habitability, and conducts an annual registration of parks. The department serves as a resource on mobile home and park issues.
Complete Mobile Home Parks Program Description (doc)
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. Read Press Release issued December 11, 2013.
Mobile Home Park Risk Asessment Tool (.xlsx)
Excel spreadsheet showing mobile home parks' flood and river corridor hazard status, infrastructure and permit data, rent and vacancy data, and summary from the most recent Mobile Home Park Registration. File will open in new window. Click Enable Editing to allow mobile home parks to be sorted and filtered by user. Recent update September 10, 2015.
Email Risk Assessment Tool Update for any updates or corrections. Please include your name, MHP ID and name of park, and source of the information you are providing.
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:
Information for mobile home owners and leaseholders in parks about your rights and where to find assistance plus HUD manufactured housing information for mobile home owners and buyers in Vermont. Find lists of mobile home parks and available lots in Vermont. Visit our homeowner's resource page for information on financing or repair loans.
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 submitting your annual registration.
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, and why "free standing" municipal ordinances to regulate mobile home parks are no longer allowed.
Forms and required Notices for park owners and mobile home owners; Uniform Mobile Home Bill of Sale.
Lots of information about mobile homes, mobile home parks, and who lives in them. 2014 Registry List of Mobile Home Parks.
Outside link to the online annual registration service for park owners. Due on September 1 annually.
A comprehensive listing of vacant lots in Vermont's nonprofit and cooperative parks, updated periodically.