50-State Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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Manufactured Housing Manufacturer

Keep your manufactured housing manufacturer business in good standing with regular compliance checks.

The Manufactured Housing Process

Manufactured homes are highly regulated. They can consist of a single module, or two or more can be joined to form a larger house. The factory-built modules can be combined in numerous ways at the physical site. Manufactured homes are not just residential properties. They may serve as office spaces, retail spaces, hotel and motel rooms, and schools.

It is important to be aware of state requirements regarding business registration and licensing when establishing and expanding your business. If you are concerned about managing the business registration process on your own, you can seek guidance from the business licensing experts at Harbor Compliance. With our professional licensing services, we explain all of the stages of corporate compliance and provide full-service support and expert software insights.

We make preparing and filing applications easy, and we handle communication with government agencies on your behalf. With our software, you can track your registration status, license numbers, filing history, fees, and renewals 24/7.

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Obtaining a Manufactured Housing License

Licensing requirements for manufactured housing manufacturers vary by state. It is essential to verify the process in your state to ensure you are prepared every step of the way. A number of states require training through the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). Other states run their own licensing programs. Either way, you will likely need to gather all relevant documentation, including financial statements, proof of a commercial activity license, a business plan, and more.

You will also need to appoint a registered agent to receive notices of lawsuits and other legal or government notices. To manage those tasks more efficiently, Harbor Compliance offers licensing management software and managed services to help simplify the application process, allowing you to focus on other aspects of running your business.

Many states require manufactured housing manufacturers to work in cooperation with the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). HUD helps create decent homes and suitable living environments for Americans. Through its mortgage insurance programs, the department focuses on supporting home ownership by underwriting ownership for lower- and moderate-income families.

If your business operates in a state where HUD administers a manufactured home installation program, you must hold a HUD Installer license. Manufacturers are required to meet specific experience or education requirements, complete a HUD-approved training program, maintain the proper insurance, and submit the HUD 307 application form.

Maintenance and Renewal

Most states and cities require licenses to be renewed on an annual or biennial basis. Renewal ensures your business complies with all state and local regulations. Renewal fees vary, so it is a good idea to be aware of what you may owe to keep your business in good standing.

If you hold a HUD license, note that licenses are valid for three years, and you will receive a renewal notice 90 days prior to its expiration. Renewing the license requires eight hours of approved continuing education.

If you are currently operating a manufacturing housing business and are looking to outsource your maintenance and renewal duties, Harbor Compliance can help. We are available to review your business status, ensure you can operate uninterrupted, and explain what steps you need to take in order to ensure you remain compliant with state and federal regulations.

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Meeting the manufactured housing manufacturer license requirements is not always an easy process. Fortunately, Harbor Compliance’s License Manager helps firms maintain their licenses by automating repetitive tasks such as tracking renewals and compliance deadlines. Through License Manager, you can also access Compliance Core™ – our extensive, proprietary database of nationwide licensing requirements – to research the requirements for the states in which you work. Contact out licensing experts today to learn more.

Associated General Contractors of America
Professional association providing advocacy and organization for construction firms and workers.

National Association of Home Builders
National association for the promotion of the housing industry.

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies
National organization that represents and promotes the interests of state level contractor licensing agencies.