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Chronology of the Minnesota Manufactured Home Code and Rules

July 2, 1972 — Law and rules in effect for the adoption of ANSI 501B 1972 Standard for mobile homes, including interim amendments requiring egress window or door in bedrooms. State seals required on all manufactured homes manufactured after July 1, 1972.

November 1972 — Reciprocity agreement to accept Indiana manufactured home seals.

Sept. 1, 1974 — Adoption of ANSI 501B 1974 and requirement for support and anchoring systems regulation and installer registration.

November 1974 — Reciprocity agreement to accept Wisconsin manufactured home seals.

Jan. 1, 1975 — Transfer of manufactured home manufacturer and dealer licensing to Department of Administration, Building Codes and Standards Division.

June 15, 1976 — State of Federal Manufactured Home Standards and Regulations.  HUD labels required on all new manufactured home nationwide.

June 1, 1977 — Rules amended to include support and anchoring systems and installer registration.

June 1, 1981 — State Building Code amended to require building official to inspect manufactured home installation.

Aug. 1, 1981 — Adoption of Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards by state law including consumer complaint handling procedures.

August 1982 — Rules revised to include HUD regulations, consumer complaint handling and the requirements for the installation of utility connections.

December 1982 — Rules adopted for licensing of manufactured home manufacturers and dealers.

March 1993 — Adoption of manufactured home installer license and bond requirements.

March 16, 1998 — Limited dealer license law for manufactured home park owners, passed, 327B.04 subd. 8.

April 1, 1998 — All manufactured home installers required to be licensed and bonded by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. No manufactured home installer license exemption can be issued after March 31, 1998.

April 10, 2000 — Laws modified for limited dealer license passed, 327B.04, subd. 8.

June 26, 2000 — Chapter 1350 Rules for limited dealer license and installation amended.

Feb. 8, 2008 — HUD Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3288, "Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program" became effective throughout the United States. Minnesota approved for enforcement and administration of the CFR 3288 program by HUD as of Feb. 6, 2008.

2007 and 2008 — Minnesota statutes amended 327B.10 added to adopt rules for continued education programs for installers, 326B.885 language added for licensed installer renewal required every three years, and 326B.46 added to allow plumbing rules to permit licensed manufactured home installers to connect the plumbing to the manufactured home at the site of occupancy.

Jan. 1, 2009 — HUD Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 3285, "Model Manufactured Home Installation Standards" and CFR 3286, "Model Manufactured Home Installation Program Rules and Regulations" became effective throughout the United States. Minnesota submitted for approval of qualifying state programs in accordance with CFR 3285 and CFR 3286 in October of 2008 (As of January 2009 HUD approval pending for Minnesota).

Dec. 29, 2009 — Minnesota Chapter 1350 revisions became effective. Amended to include requirements for installation of new manufactured homes to compliance with minimum HUD CFR 3285, installation inspections for all new and used manufactured home installations, continued education requirements for licensed manufactured home installers, dispute resolution in accordance with HUD CFR 3288. Changed requirements for used home sales, MS 327.32, requires only 9-item checklist be completed and agreement between buy and seller who is responsible to correct non-compliances.

Feb. 23, 2010 — Minnesota approved by HUD as having a fully acceptable state plan for installation of manufactured homes in accordance with HUD CFR 3286.

July 21, 2011 — Changes to installation requirements for new and used manufactured homes in MS 327.32 and 327.33. Allows single and multi-section used HUD-labeled manufactured homes to be installed as ground sets with signed wavier as per MS 327.32 language. Note: Minnesota is in violation of manufacturer’s HUD-DAPIA approved engineered installation instructions if frost depth footings are required by manufacturers on HUD labeled units manufactured after June 15, 1976. Allows for plan review and inspections of all new and used manufactured homes by Minnesota-certified building officials outside of the building officials designed jurisdiction. Note: New manufactured home installation approval and inspections by Minnesota-certified building officials without ICC certification as inspectors is a non-compliance of HUD CFR 3286.

July 21, 2011 — Changes to MS 327C.07 subdivision 3a, for Safety Feature Disclosure Rule for used home in-park sales was repealed. New language in 327.32 requires all used manufactured home sales in Minnesota to have completed form for "Notice of Compliance" signed by both the buyer and seller.

Nov. 12, 2015 — MNSAA re-certified by HUD as an approved "Installation Program" state.

April 5, 2016 — MNSAA re-certified by HUD as an approved "Dispute Resolution Program" state.

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