Manufactured Dwellings and Structures

ORS 446.100
Prohibited acts in connection with construction and use of parks

  • rules for spacing of units


A person may not:


Construct a mobile home or manufactured dwelling park at a place that is unsuitable due to swampy terrain, lack of adequate drainage or proximity to the breeding places of insects or rodents.


Install a manufactured dwelling closer than five feet from a property boundary line.


Construct in a mobile home or manufactured dwelling park a manufactured dwelling space less than 30 feet in width or less than 40 feet in length.


The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall adopt rules pursuant to the rulemaking provisions of ORS chapter 183 specifying minimum distances between adjacent manufactured dwellings and between manufactured dwellings and other structures. In adopting these rules, the director shall take into consideration the standards established by the National Fire Protection Association and standards recommended by the State Fire Marshal.


Except as provided in this subsection, the rules adopted by the director under subsection (2) of this section must provide for at least 10 feet of space between manufactured dwellings. The director may adopt a rule allowing less than 10 feet of space between manufactured dwellings that are separated by a one-hour fire-resistive wall. A standard established by the director for a one-hour fire-resistive wall separating manufactured dwellings must be at least as stringent as the equivalent standard, if any, for a fire-resistive wall in a two family dwelling under the Low-Rise Residential Dwelling Code. [1959 c.562 §5; 1969 c.533 §20; 1981 c.506 §1; 1989 c.648 §9; 1991 c.226 §3; 2003 c.134 §1; 2005 c.22 §314]

Attorney General Opinions

Mobile home as “building,” (1978) Vol 38, p 2090


Last accessed
May 30, 2023