Iowa Admin. Code r. 661-16.627 - Approval of existing manufactured home tie-down systems

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 6, September 22, 2021

This rule is to provide a method by which manufactured homes which have been installed prior to August 12, 1983, can be sold without requiring a new tie-down system to be installed and to allow existing manufactured homes which are properly supported and anchored to be sold without installing new support and anchorage systems.

(1) Sale of a certified unit.
a. The commissioner shall be notified in writing by the seller of the change of ownership when any manufactured home sold after August 12, 1983, remains in the same location. The installation seal shall remain in place and a copy of the installation certificate shall be supplied to the new owner. Replacement seals and certificates may be obtained if necessary (see subrule 16.623(9)).
b. A certified manufactured home sold after August 12, 1983, which is moved to a new location must obtain a new certificate and seal. However, the existing support and anchorage system may be used if the installer verifies the conditions of use and the installation procedures of the existing systems are met at the new location.
(2) Sale or acceptance of installed existing units as an owner's option. Application may be made to the commissioner for approval of an existing manufactured home support and anchor system on one of the following conditions:
a. If the support and anchorage systems were installed by an approved installer and are approved systems.
b. If the existing support and anchorage system has been inspected by an approved installer and the installer attests by signing the installation certificate that to the best of the installer's knowledge, the existing systems are equal to or better than the minimum requirements of this code.
c. If the existing support and anchorage systems are inspected and approved by a registered engineer or architect, and attested to in writing.
d. If the existing support and anchorage systems are inspected by a field inspector with the Iowa state building code and the existing systems are found to be equal to or better than the minimum requirements of this code.

If compliance is met by one of the above procedures and payment of the required fee has been paid, an Iowa installation seal and certificate may then be issued.

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Iowa Admin. Code r. 661-16.627

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