Manufactured homes are built as dwelling units of at least 320 square feet in size with a permanent chassis to assure the initial and continued transportability of the home.
The Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner oversees licensing of Manufactured Housing professionals, issues permits for each installation and performs random inspections on installations performed by each installer. Further the office's Manufactured Housing division maintains databases of HUD labels ("data plates") and licensed professionals available for search.
Manufactured Housing Professionals Licensing and Renewals
Per the 2010 Legislative Session House Bill 1055, annual license fees are as follows:
- Manufacturers: $440.00
- Retailers and Retail Brokers: $300 per retail location
- Installers $300.00
Installers must purchase a permit from the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's Office for each new or pre-owned manufactured home installed in Georgia. The cost of such permit is $60.00.
HUD Labels (Data Plates)
All transportable sections of manufactured homes built in the U.S. after June 15, 1976, must contain a HUD label. The label is the manufacturer's certification that the home section is built in accordance with HUD's construction and safety standards. HUD standards cover body and frame requirements, thermal protection, structural, plumbing, electrical, fire safety and other aspects of the home. They are published in the Code of Federal Regulations at 24 CFR 3280.