The purpose of this chapter is to provide basic and uniform standards, in terms of performance objectives implemented by specific requirements, governing the construction, occupancy and maintenance of mobile homes and mobile home courts and establishing reasonable safeguards for the safety, health and welfare of the occupants and users thereof.
This chapter shall apply to mobile homes used or intended to be used for year-round dwelling accommodations in fixed locations and to mobile home courts.
The provisions of this chapter shall supersede local laws, ordinances, codes or regulations to the extent that such laws, ordinances, codes or regulations are inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, provided nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the adoption and enforcement of a law, ordinance or regulation which is more restrictive or establishes a higher standard than those provided in this chapter, and such more restrictive requirement or higher standard shall govern during the period in which it is in effect.
In a case where a provision of this chapter is found to be in conflict with a provision of a zoning, building, electrical, plumbing, fire, safety, health, water supply or sewage disposal law or ordinance, or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, or other local law, ordinance, code or regulation, the provision or requirement which is the more restrictive or which establishes the higher standard shall prevail.
Installations, alterations and repairs to mobile homes and mobile home courts, and materials, assemblies and equipment utilized in connection therewith shall be reasonably safe to persons and property and shall comply with the applicable statutes of the State of New York and orders, rules and regulations issued by authority thereof.
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, conformity of installations, alterations and repairs of mobile home court buildings and their accessory structures, and of materials, assemblies and equipment utilized in connection with such buildings and structures, with the applicable requirements of the New York State Building Construction Code shall be prima facie evidence that such work, material, assembly or equipment is reasonably safe to persons and property.
No person shall maintain or operate a mobile home court which falls within the purview of Chapter VII of the New York State Sanitary Code without first having obtained a permit from the state, county or city health department office having jurisdiction.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ACCESSORY STRUCTURE
- A structure, the use of which is incidental to that of the mobile home and which is attached thereto or located on the same mobile home lot. "Accessory structures" include but are not limited to portable, demountable or permanent enclosures, shade structures and carports.
- Approved by the administrative officer under the regulations of this chapter or approved by an authority designated by law or this chapter.
- COMMUNITY AREA
- An area or space within a mobile home court, including fences, walls and other minor constructions, which is designed for joint use of occupants or restricted to nonresidential use.
- COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
- A structure within a mobile home court providing laundry, toilet, recreation, parking or other common facilities, including management office and storage buildings.
- GENERALLY ACCEPTED STANDARD
- A specification, code, rule, guide or procedure in the field of construction of mobile homes or mobile home courts or related thereto, recognized and accepted as authoritative.
- HABITABLE SPACE
- Space used for living, sleeping, eating or cooking purposes, excluding kitchenettes, bathrooms, toilet rooms, storage spaces and enclosures for equipment installations.
- MECHANICAL SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT
- Mobile home electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning systems and equipment used for living purposes, including cooking and refrigeration equipment.
- MOBILE HOME
- A movable living unit equipped with a chassis and provided with the following mechanical systems and equipment: plumbing, heating, electrical, cooking and refrigeration. See "trailer."
- MOBILE HOME COURT
- A parcel of land which has been planned and improved for the placement of two or more mobile homes.
- MOBILE HOME LOT
- A designated site within a mobile home court for the exclusive use of the occupants of a single mobile home.
- MOBILE HOME STAND
- That part of an individual mobile home lot which has been reserved for the placement of the mobile home.
- A paved outdoor living space designed to supplement the mobile home living area.
- STORAGE LOCKER
- An enclosed space designed to provide auxiliary general storage space for an individual mobile home.
- TRAILER, TRAVEL OR VACATION
- A movable living unit equipped with a chassis but lacking any of the following mechanical systems and equipment: plumbing, heating, electrical, cooking and refrigeration. See "mobile home."