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Park Owners

New Funding Opportunity

There are new funding opportunities through the Vermont State Housing Authority for mobile home parks and current and prospective mobile home owners. Check out our MHIR page to learn more about the Manufactured Home Improvement and Repair Program (MHIR).

Painting of  Mobile Home CommunityThe Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) provides the forms and notices park owners need to sell their mobile home park, raise the lot rent, and register their park(s). DHCD also has the authority to enforce mobile home park laws. Our staff can answer questions and help facilitate compliance with the law and rules that govern mobile home parks. Please note that we cannot provide legal advice and you may need to contact your attorney for additional assistance.

For information about Landlord Certificates please contact the Vermont Tax Department Taxpayer Services at (802) 828-2865, or visit their webpage, Landlord Certificates | Department of Taxes (

This page includes information on:

Annual Park Registration

 All mobile home park owners are required to register their park(s) annually on September 1 and pay a lot registration fee of $12 per occupied leased lot.

For results of the 2022 annual registration and park lists, visit Facts and Park Registry.

Lot Rent Increases

Vermont law requires 60 days' notice to each leaseholder and the Commissioner using the Notice of Mobile Home Park Lot Rent Increase and Worksheet (below). Any increase more than one percentage point above the change in the Consumer Price Index - Housing Component (CPI-Housing) as determined by the Department is eligible for mediation.

The mediation percentage for lot rent increases for 2023 is 8.8%. Using the wrong form will cause the increase to be invalid and unenforceable and may result in a delay and refunding any increased rent.

Use the forms below for any lot rent increases. The department is happy to review any notices to ensure they are complete and accurate before you send them. Due to COVID, staff may be teleworking so please do not send notices via fax. The Commissioner's copy may sent to

Fillable rent increase form:  File will open in a new window. If necessary, click View, Enable Editing to begin filling out the form. Tab to enter. Be sure to tab through the entire form, and "Save As" to your computer when finished. Print and give one copy to each leaseholder and one to the Commissioner.

Mobile Home Park Lot Rent Increase form (docx) 

Printable rent increase form:  Print and fill out completely. Give one copy to each leaseholder and one to the Commissioner.

Mobile Home Park Lot Rent Increase Notice (pdf)   

Owner's Affidavit for Capital Improvements Surcharge (pdf) - Required for any lot rent increase that includes a surcharge for capital improvements to recoup the cost of replacement or repair of any major infrastructure system costing more than $2,500.

Park Sales

Vermont law requires 45 days’ notice to each mobile home owner and the Commissioner of DHCD before selling a mobile home park, with limited exemptions for sales or transfers among family members, through foreclosure, to a trust solely benefiting a park owner’s family members, among partners who are owners, incidental to financing, among owners as joint tenants or tenants in common, pursuant to eminent domain, or pursuant to a municipal tax sale. The law also requires a sale notice before closing a mobile home park unless certain conditions are met.

The DHCD's Notice of Intent to Sell forms are required. Failure to use the current forms may result in invalid notice and require a re-notification. The Notice of Intent to Sell must be sent by Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested. If refused or not deliverable the notice must be re-sent by First Class mail to the mobile home owner's last known mailing address. The department is happy to review any notices to ensure they are complete and accurate before you send them.

Notice of Intent to Sell a Mobile Home Park forms and instructions (pdf) 

Notice of Intent to Sell a Mobile Home Park forms and Instructions (docx) If necessary, click View, Edit Document to complete this form. "Save As" when finished. (If form is not working, please email to have another version emailed to you.)

Park closure - Vermont law requires 18 months' notice by certified mail to each affected resident or leaseholder and the Commissioner before closing a mobile home park. Notice of Intent to Sell is required before issuing a closure unless the landowner files a notice in the land records stating that the property will not be sold for a period of five years from the closure notice. Contact us for the required forms and instructions. Failure to use the current forms may result in invalid notice and require a re-notification.

Leases - Vermont law requires written leases in mobile home parks. The minimum requirements for lot leases are outlined in the Housing Division Rules. Additionally, park owners are required to provide a copy of the current lease to any leaseholder upon request.

Model Vermont Mobile Home Park Lot Lease (docx) - Meets basic statutory requirements. 

Rent to Own

Under Vermont law, to transfer ownership under a rent-to-own or lease-purchase agreement, both an executed Retail Installment Sales Contract that complies with 9 VSA Chapter 59 and a Mobile Home Uniform Bill of Sale are required. The Mobile Home Uniform Bill of Sale must be completed, executed, endorsed, and filed with the Town Clerk to transfer ownership to the buyer. If ownership is not transferred, the rent-to-own is considered a rental agreement, and the "buyer" is a tenant with all of the rights and protections of Vermont landlord-tenant law.  

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.   

HUD Programs

Manufactured Housing Installation Program

  • 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

HUD Office of Manufactured Housing Programs

  • Construction and Safety Program
  • Dispute Resolution Program   
  • Installation Program
  • Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee

Other Resources

Revised Above Ground Storage Tank Rules (AST) went into effect on August 15, 2017. Aboveground Storage Tanks | Department of Environmental Conservation (

Are there Underground Heating Oil Storage Tanks (USTs) in your park that need removal?
Information on loans for removing, installing, and upgrading USTs is available from the Agency of Natural Resources Waste Management Division.

Are you looking for grant or loan funds to help with your project? The Department of  Environmental Conservation may be able to fund your project through its Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, Clean Water Revolving Fund, or Petroleum Clean Up Fund. Summary of DEC Grant and Loan Programs

What are the rules about discrimination?
"Mobile Home Parks and Vermont's Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Act" (pdf)