The Board of Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety protects consumers who purchase HUD code homes. Division of Labor employees provide administrative and enforcement duties for the board.
The Board of Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety enforces the West Virginia Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act (WV Code §21-9-1) which licenses manufacturers, dealers and home installers that conduct business in this state. The Labor Division also enforces The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act (Title VI of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974) which covers federal manufactured housing construction standards (Part 3280).
After receiving a consumer complaint, the Board may perform an inspection on the home and site for non-compliances falling within the jurisdiction of the Board. All non-compliances are required to be corrected according to federal and state code.
The Board of Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety requires all manufacturers, dealers and contractors be licensed. An assessment fee is paid by each licensee which is deposited into the Manufactured Housing Recovery Fund. This fund was created to provide a mechanism for the board to have repairs made to HUD code homes where federal and/or state code non-compliances exist and the licensee is no longer in business.
This program does not include Modular Homes.
If you need assistance, contact the West Virginia Division of Labor.
Manufactured Housing Forms
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Manufactured Housing Statute & Rule