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 and handles consumer complaints. 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.
The Manufactured Housing Section of the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office regulates the manufactured housing industry in Georgia. If you are experiencing problems, or have issues of concern with your home, and have already contacted the manufacturer, retailer or installer, and the items have not been addressed, we may be able to help you resolve these issues.
Please complete the MANUFACTURED HOME COMPLAINT FORM for assistance.
Complete ALL sections of the complaint form including a current e-mail address and telephone number.
After completing the form including your signature, click “Finalize & Submit” on the lower right side of the screen to submit your claim. Once submitted, your claim will be reviewed, and a course of action determined. You will be notified when your complaint is reviewed and kept updated as the process is completed. If an On-Site Inspection is required, you will be contacted by a Field Inspector to schedule the visit.