REQUIRED INFORMATION WHEN APPLYING FOR A PERMIT HOME
1. Completed Building Permit Application form with signature
2. Survey. Three copies of a certified land survey by a registered land surveyor or
civil engineer. At least one signed original survey must be submitted. Faxed
surveys are not acceptable. See survey requirements.
3. Completed Manufactured Home Specification Sheet
- Manufacturer’s anchoring/stabilizing specifications including type of anchors,
anchoring pattern, any special locations and soil type (applies to ground
- State label number (built from July 1972 to June 14, 1976 – ANSI-A119.1) or
HUD label number (built from June 15, 1976 to present – CFR 2180). Include
wind zone, snow load zone number and heating zone information.
4. Hardcover Calculation Worksheet. Worksheet and rules are attached.
5. Plans. Two copies showing designs and materials of foundation/support system
(drawing specifications from the manufacturer).
Crawl spaces and/or full basements must meet the requirements of the MN State
Building Code for the footing depth, size, foundation wall size, reinforcement and
insulation R-value. Other specific requirements from the manufacturer must also be
met (special load points, pilasters or bulkheads).
6. Additional Information. A soil test may be required at the discretion of the
Building Official. Engineered paver design specs will be required if pavers are used.
Plumbing, mechanical, and electrical permits are issued separately. Licensed
contractors are required for new home construction.
The City requires contractors/homeowners to purchase an extra meter from the City
of Mound that would be used for metering water used outside. The City ordinance
states that “the sewer rates shall be based on the actual water used. Water used,
but not placed into the sanitary sewer, may be deducted provided it is metered.”
Sprinkler meters must be obtained from the City and customers are responsible for
the cost and installation.
This is a partial listing of expected fees. The park dedication fee, utility trunk
charges, street assessments or other charges may be applicable.
Building Permit Based on 1997 UBC fee schedule
Plan Review 65% of the base fee
State Surcharge .0005 x building valuation
Sewer Connection $240 per unit for new sewer service
Water Connection $240 per unit for new water service
Water Meter $250 per unit
Sewer Availability Charge (SAC) 2100 (2010)
SAC charge is per housing unit. Funds are transferred to
the Metropolitan Waste Control Commission
Erosion Control Escrow $500
Pre-Construction Site Inspection $70
Water & Sewer Trunk Charges $1,500 each per dwelling unit
Park Dedication $1,100 per dwelling unit
1. Foundation: Home shall be on approved location with all blocking and
anchoring in place. (A footing inspection is required for all frost-protected
foundations). After forming and steel reinforcement is in place but before
2. Plumbing: Water piping shall be properly connected and protected from
freezing. Sewer piping shall be properly connected with approved flexible
connector to prevent pipe breakage and adequately supported.
3. Gasline: Gas piping to the manufactured home shall be inspected before any
piping has been covered or concealed or any fixture or appliance has been
attached. The inspection shall include an air pressure test at which time the fuel
piping must stand a pressure of not less that 25 psig for a least 12 hours but not
less than 1 ? times the working pressure. All used manufactured homes shall be
subjected to an air pressure test of its gas piping system before it is connected to
the gas supply. All appliance shut off valves, except those ahead of fuel gas
cooking appliances shall be in the open position. The system shall be isolated
from the air pressure source and maintain air pressure at no less than 10 inches
not more than 14 inches water column (six to eight ounces per square inch) for
not less than 10 minutes.
4. Final Inspection:
a. When all work is complete and before occupancy. Final grade and erosion
control (seed, mulch, or sod) must be in place.
b. Code approved stairs and landings must be provided for all exits.
c. The skirting shall be present on the job site and ready for installation.
d. All used homes shall be in compliance with the code under which it was built
before any installation can be approved.
e. Homes manufactured after June 14, 1976 must have a permanently attached
construction label and data plate with the manufacturer’s name/address, date
of manufacturer roof design load, wind design load, heating design and list of
all major appliances installed. Homes manufactured between July 1, 1992
and June 14, 1976 must have a state construction label attached in
accordance with MN. Statute 327.32.
f. House numbers or address shall be provided in such a position as to be
plainly visible and legible from the street or road fronting the property.
5. As-Built Survey: An as-built survey is required before a certificate of occupancy
will be issued. Please plan ahead. The as-built survey should contain the
same information required for the building permit survey previously submitted.
GENERAL BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS
1. All new homes shall be properly supported and stabilized in accordance with the
manufactures installation instructions. These instructions must be present and
available for the inspection of the home and shall remain with the home following
the installation. All used homes without installation instructions shall be installed
in accordance with the following:
a) A minimum clearance of 12 inches shall be maintained beneath the underside
of the main frame I beam and earth.
b) Supports shall be placed not more than 10 feet apart for mobile homes 12
feet wide or less, and not more than 8 feet apart for mobile homes over 12
feet wide. Doublewide homes will require additional supports under the
centerline at each wall end and at the support columns.
c) Footings and piers shall be placed level on firm undisturbed soil free of grass
and organic materials with minimum load bearing capacity of 2,000 pounds
d) Footings shall be of adequate size to withstand a combined live and dead
loads of 65 psf and any concentrated loads of the Mobile Home. Footings
shall be at least 16 inches by 16 inches by 4 inches solid concrete or two 8
inch by 16 inch by 4-inch solid concrete blocks.
e) Piers less than 40 inches in height shall be constructed of open or closed cell
8 inch by 16 inch concrete blocks, installed perpendicular and centered under
main (I Beam) frame. Piers 40”-80” high and all corner piers over 3 blocks
high shall be double blocked with blocks interlocked. When more than one
fourth of the area of a mobile home is installed so that the bottom of the main
frame member is more than three feet above grade, the homes stabilizing
system shall be designed by a qualified registered engineer and approved by
the Building Inspector.
f) Wood plates used for blocking shall not exceed two inches in thickness and
wood shims shall not exceed one inch. Shims must be at least four inches
wide and six inches long and made from a hardwood (not cedar). Two-inch
or four inch solid concrete blocks may be used to fill the remainder of the gap
between the pier and the wood blocking.
2. Anchoring of the mobile home, when required by manufacturer, park or city
ordinance, must be done according to manufacture instructions or shall comply
with the Building Code.
3. Water pipes shall be protected from freezing. Heat tape shall be listed and
installed in conformance with its listing and the manufacturer’s instructions.
When the home is installed on a support system that is subject to movement due
to freezing and thawing an approved flexible connector or semi rigid copper shall
4. Approved flexible connectors shall be used on waste piping for homes installed
on a support system subject to ground movement. Waste piping shall be of
approved material properly supported.
5. Gas piping to the manufactured home shall be of adequate capacity rating to
supply the connected load. When the manufactured home is installed on a
support system subject to ground movement, semi rigid copper pipe or a listed
manufactured home gas connector for exterior use only, shall be installed. Gas
piping shall be protected from physical damage.
6. Mobil Home skirting shall be properly vented, constructed not to prevent frost
movement and resistant to decay within six inches of grade. 7. All exterior stairs and landings shall be built with materials that are resistant to
decay. Stairs shall have a maximum 8-inch rise and a minimum 9-inch run.
Stairs with four risers or more shall have a grippable handrail fastened 34-38”
above the tread nosing, running continuous the full length of the stairs and
returned at the ends.
A landing must be provided on the exterior of all entrance/exit doors. The length and
width of such landings shall be no less than 36 inches. If the landing is more than 30
inches above grade or floor a 36-inch high guardrail must be provided with
intermediate rails spaced so that a sphere 4 inches in diameter cannot pass through.
Note: The above represents general code requirements relative to installation of a
mobile home. For any other specific code requirements or related questions, contact
the building inspection department at (952) 442-7520 or 1-888-446-1801.
1. The stamped, approved plans and survey (if applicable) shall be kept on the job
site until the final inspection has been completed.
2. The inspection record card shall remain posted until final inspection has been
completed. Cards should be protected from the weather.
3. Call (612) 442-7520 or toll free 1-888-446-1801 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
to schedule an inspection.
IT WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 7 TO 10 BUSINESS DAYS TO GET A PERMIT
ONCE THE COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE HAS BEEN SUBMITTEDAND
REVIEWED FOR COMPLETENESS BY CITY STAFF.