Mobile Home Residency Law Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does the law require a manager to be on the premises at all times in case of emergencies?
Not exactly. State law requires a manager or his/her designee to reside in parks with 50 or more spaces, but does not require them to be on the premises 24 hours a day. (Health and Safety Code §18603) It also requires a person to be available by phone, pager, answering machine or answering service, and to reasonably respond in a timely manner to emergencies concerning the operation and maintenance of the park. The agency responsible for enforcement of park health and safety requirements is either local government or HCD.
The park manager does not have to be on the premises 24 hours a day. Parks with less than 50 spaces do not require a manager to live on the premises. The park manager does have to be available by phone or other communication device to respond to health and safety emergencies affecting the park.
Source: California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD)