Manufactured Dwellings and Structures

ORS 446.245
Permitted uses of manufactured dwellings


Manufactured dwellings shall be used as single-family dwellings.


Manufactured dwellings shall not be used for commercial purposes.


Exceptions to subsections (1) and (2) of this section are:


Manufactured dwellings may be used for purposes other than as a single-family dwelling when specifically approved for a change in occupancy in accordance with the provisions of the Oregon specialty codes by the authority having jurisdiction. When a manufactured dwelling changes in occupancy it shall lose its identity as a manufactured dwelling and have the insignia removed and returned to the Department of Consumer and Business Services.


Manufactured dwellings may be used by dealers or distributors as temporary sales offices if:


No alterations to the design, construction, transportation, fire and life safety, plumbing, mechanical or electrical systems are made to accommodate the office use; and


The dealer or distributor continues to offer the manufactured dwelling for sale during the office use.


A portion of a manufactured dwelling may be used for an in-house business when the remainder of the dwelling is used as a single-family dwelling by the same person. Approval for the type and location of an in-home business must be obtained from the authority having jurisdiction and the local planning commission prior to the use. [1991 c.478 §2; 2019 c.422 §8]
Note: 446.245 (Permitted uses of manufactured dwellings) was added to and made a part of 446.155 (Sanitation and safety requirements) to 446.285 (Advisory board training and education programs) by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


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