Department of Housing & Community Development

Housing Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

For easy reference, the key statutes, rules and regulations, and recent legislation that govern the state's housing can be accessed below.

Rental Housing

Vermont Landlord-Tenant Law (9 VSA Chapter 137)

Vermont Fair Housing Law

Fair Housing Law (9 VSA Chapter 139 Sect 4503)

Mobile Home Parks

Mobile Home Park Act (10 VSA Chapter 153)

Housing Division Rules

Housing Division Rules (Adopted Rule 16-023) Effective July 1, 2016. 

Rule Making Page

Rules Cover (pdf)

Table of Contents (pdf)

Part I Mobile Home Parks (pdf)

Part II Mediation and Legal Services Payments and CPI for Lot Rent Disputes (pdf)

Part III Mobile Home Park Warranty of Habitability (pdf)

Part IV Administration of the Charitable Investment Tax Credit (pdf)

Relevant Legislation

Act 8 of 2015 - An act relating to mobile home parks, habitability standards, and compliance

Act 137 of 2012 - An act relating to supporting mobile home ownership, strengthening mobile home parks, and preserving affordable housing

Act 140 of 2010 - An act relating to transfers of mobile homes and rent-to-own transactions
Section 4 requires this Act to be posted on DHCD's website

Mobile Homes / Manufactured Housing

Mobile homes; sales, price disclosure (9 VSA Chapter 72)

Sale or transfer of mobile homes; taxes (32 VSA Ch 133 Sect 5079)


Statute relating to condominiums in Vermont. May not apply if condominium was established before January 1, 1999 or has fewer than 24 units:

Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (27A VSA; 1994)

Statute relating to condominiums in Vermont, including Protection of Tenants in Conversion of Mobile Home Parks. Applies to all properties which have submitted a "Declaration of Condominium" which is a legal document and filed in the town land records:

Condominium Ownership Act (27 VSA Chapter 15; 1967)

Cooperative Housing

State law governing cooperative housing corporations including mobile home park cooperatives:

Cooperative Housing Ownership Act (11 VSA Chapter 14)

Arthur Hamlin, Housing Program Coordinator - Mobile Home Parks