Mobile Home Park Program

The provisions of the Mobile Home Parks Act, California Health and Safety Code, Division 13, Part 2.1 and the applicable regulations adopted pursuant thereto by the State Department of Housing and Community Development are adopted as a part of Title 15 - Buildings and Construction and Title 16 - Development Code of the Hesperia Municipal Code. It shall be the duty of the Building and Safety Department to enforce all of the provisions of the Act pertaining to construction, alteration or modification of all mobilehome parks. It shall be the duty of the Department of Building and Safety to enforce all the provisions pertaining to permits to operate, maintenance, use, occupancy, sanitation and safety of all mobile home parks.

Mobilehome Park Maintenance (MPM) Inspections

The City of Hesperia conducts Mobilehome Park Maintenance Inspections, as required under California Health and Safety Code section 18400.1, to ensure compliance with health and safety laws. Inspections include the general areas, buildings, equipment, and utility systems of mobilehome parks, each individual lot, and the exterior portions of individual manufactures homes and mobilehomes in each park inspected.

The California Department of Housing and Community Development created a video to assist mobilehome park residents and owners to prepare for an MPM inspection and points out common violations discovered.

Under the Resources for Operators and Resources for Residents sections below,  you will find detailed booklets regarding inspections, violations and code requirements. The booklets and video (in the link above) are designed to help park owners, operators, and residents prepare for MPM inspections.

Common Mobilehome Park Violations

Both the mobilehome park owner/operator and the owner of the individual mobilehome are responsible for ensuring compliance with the provisions of Title 25. Generally, the park owner/operator is responsible for the common area within the park, the park utilities, roadways, and individual lot services. The owner of the mobilehome is responsible for his/her mobilehome, any accessory structures attached/detached to the mobilehome, and the connections between the mobilehome and the park's lot services. Please see below for a general list of areas of responsibility and examples:

Park Owner Responsibilities
Mobilehome Owner Responsibilities
  • Animals
  • Approved Insignia on Rental Units
  • Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) - Refer to section below.
  • Fire Safety
  • Grading
  • Lot Electrical Service Equipment
  • Lot Gas Supply Equipment
  • Lot Identification
  • Park Buildings
  • Park Electrical System
  • Park Gas System
  • Park Lighting
  • Permits
  • Sewer System
  • Water System
  • Awnings & Carports
  • Combustible Material
  • Emergency Exiting
  • Extension Cords
  • Exterior Appliances
  • Gas Meter Connections and Enclosures
  • Guardrails
  • Permits - Building Without a Permit
  • Power Cords/Feeder Assemblies
  • Propane Gas Tanks
  • Registration
  • Sewer Connection
  • Skirting & Ventilation
  • Stairway Landings
  • Stairways & Handrails
  • Substandard Mobilehome Unit
  • Trash, Junk & Debris
  • Water Heaters

For examples of common park owner and mobilehome owner violations, click here.

Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP)

Park Management must develop an Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) to inform residents about what to do in preparation for and in the event of an emergency. The booklet, Emergency Plans for Mobilehome Parks, is a guide provided by the California Department of Housing and Community Development that park owners can use as a tool in developing their own plan. The EPP is required in order to receive a Permit to Operate from the City.

Posting Emergency Information

  1. The park is required to post an "Emergency Information Bulletin," listing the correct telephone numbers for the fire department, police department or sheriff's office, park office, the responsible person for operations and maintenance, enforcement agency (i.e., City of Hesperia Building and Safety Division), locations of the nearest fire alarm box (when available), park address (street or highway number), and nearest public telephone.
  2. The park is required to post the Department issued permit in a conspicuous place.
  3. The park's Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) and evacuation  map must be available to the park's residents upon request.

Resources for Operators

Resources for Residents