Do I have to have a certain amout of land for a mobil home/doublewide?

I have 1.4 acres of land. I want to put a doublewide or single on it for my daughter and have a couple of people tell her that it’s a law in our state that you half to have 5 or more acres in order to put a single or doublewide on it. I’ve never herd of this but would like to know for sure.

Asked on December 27, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Generally, lot size is regulated at the local (e.g. municipal or county) level, not the state level, and a brief search reveals no OH state laws regarding required acreage. If there is any such acreage minimum, it would most likely be found in local ordinances: the best thing to do is to go to the town/city building or housing department and ask them: they can tell you if there is a minimum (and what it is) in their own ordinances, or if there is some other law or regulation (e.g. at the county level), they could direct you to it. You might also try contacting your state's department of commerce, which regulates manufactured homes; here is a link: https://www.com.ohio.gov/MHInstallationGuide.aspx


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