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Find Labels

Find Labels

A manufactured or mobile home can be identified by one or more of the following labels or components:

  • A certification label from U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) attached to the exterior side of the end wall opposite the hitch.
  • A metallic label (insignia) on the end wall opposite the hitch (or on older units may be next to the front or back door) issued by L&I that is (or was) red.

HUD Label

  • Some or all of the following components:
    • A steel frame that supports the floor.
    • A data plate (www.hud.gov) on the interior of the home that contains the name and address of the manufacturer as well as a statement "or manufactured home is designed to comply with ..." as well as other information. It is usually located near the main electrical panel box, in the laundry area, inside a closet, on a cabinet door in the bathroom, laundry room, or kitchen.
    • A heat loss certificate that specifies the heating zone for which the home was designed as well as other data pertaining to the home.
    • A serial number stamped on the front metal crossmember.
    • A title issued by the Department of Licensing.
    • The furnace and water heater have markings on them specifying that they may be used in manufactured/mobile homes.
    • The main electrical panel box has four (4) wires coming into it.
    • The electric range and electric dryer have four (4) connection points.
    • There are labels on the exterior walls near each of the services (i.e. water inlet, electrical inlet, and sewer drain).

If a home has any of these items, it is a mobile/manufactured home and requires permits and inspections for alterations by L&I.

What if the identifying plates can't be found?

Usually, a title to a manufactured or mobile home will have a serial number on it. HUD can also issue a certificate.

Identify Labels

Below are some examples of what you might find when looking for a particular label:

Commercial Coach Label

Commercial Coach Label

 

Food Truck/Trailer Label

Food Truck/Trailer Label

 

MFG Home Alteration Label

MFG Home Alteration Label

 

Modular Label

Modular Label

 

Recreational Park Trailer Label

Recreational Park Trailer Label

 

Recreational Vehicle (RV) Label

Recreational Vehicle (RV) Label

 

Temporary Worker Housing Label

Temporary Worker Housing Label

 

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