The new law includes changes to local government public hearing requirements in the event of a manufactured home park closure.
(Published Aug 5, 2019)
A new law changing manufactured home park policy creates new local government public hearing requirements in the event of a manufactured home park closure. It also allows the placement of “modular homes” in a manufactured home park.
The new requirements were contained in the omnibus agriculture, rural development, and housing finance bill (First Special Session Chapter 1), which amends Minnesota Statutes, sections 327 and 327C. They took effect on July 1.
Language in the new law amends Minnesota Statutes, section 327C.095 and modifies public hearing requirements for cities in the event of a manufactured home park closure. Affected cities must convene a public hearing within 90 days after receiving notice of a closure statement.
During the public hearing, cities must:
Unlike manufactured homes, modular homes (or prefabricated homes), are transported to the building site, assembled, and placed on a permanent foundation.
Article 6, section 4 of the law creates Minnesota Statutes, section 327.335, to allow the placement of modular homes in manufactured home parks with the following conditions:
* By posting you are agreeing to the LMC Comment Policy.