INSPECT MOBILE HOME PARKS
Section I. SANITATION STANDARDS FROM AR 40-5
The mobile home industry experienced its first major growth in the mid 1940s.
Since then the production of mobile homes has steadily increased. AR 40-5 presents
health standards for mobile home parks. These standards serve as a control against
possible health hazards. As an inspector, you must know these standards thoroughly.
4-2. SANITATION STANDARDS FOR MOBILE HOME PARKS FROM AR 40-5
Following are sections from AR 40-5 that concern mobile home parks.
(1) AR 40-5 states these standards for the location of mobile homes:
Mobile Home Parks. Location. Mobile home parks will be located in
level, well-drained areas accessible to good roads and convenient
utilities. Lean-tos, sheds, or additional rooms will not be attached to
mobile homes. Open porches and awnings are authorized. If locally
authorized, centralized or individual storage sheds may be erected
provided they are equipped with suitable foundations and flooring and
not for human habitation.
(a) Mobile homes must be located in level, well-drained areas and have
easy access to roads and utilities.
(b) Lean-tos, sheds, and additional rooms are not to be attached to