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Types of manufactured homes

According to Georgia State Law, there are two types of mobile homes; manufactured or mobile
A manufactured home is built to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (HUD Code) and displays a red certification label on the exterior of each transportable section. The HUD Code provides the design and construction requirements for the home, with some modifications permitted for on-site completion. Manufactured homes are built in the controlled environment of a manufacturing plant and are transported in one or more sections on a permanent chassis.

A mobile home is a factory-built dwelling built prior to June 15, 1976, to standards other than the HUD Code, (pre-HUD Code Home) that were acceptable under applicable state codes in effect at the time of construction or introduction of the home into the state.

Requirements in Cherokee County

 Permitting Process

To begin the process for a Manufactured Home Permit, please review this guide entirely. For additional questions and information, please call the Development Service Center at 770-721-7810 or email us at [email protected]
The following items are required in order to obtain a permit;
  1. Septic permit –you must apply with the Office of Environmental Health prior to applying with us
  2. Approved driveway permit
  3. Approved address assigned by GIS Department (for new homes)
  4. A Completed Manufactured Home Permit Application
  5. Proof of ownership - you must present your bill of sale, title, MSO (manufacturer statement of origin) or invoice
  6. Proof of water service
  7. Permit fees and impact fees
  8. State licensed installer's information and a copy of their state license
  9. House location plan – This could be a survey of your property or a plat. You can obtain a copy (if available) at the office of Deeds and Records. Use the following checklist to ensure site plan is complete. Please see example below, you can draw on a copy of your property survey.
  1. Title
  2. Scale
  3. North Arrow
  4. Street Name
  5. Propery lines
  6. Rights of ways and easements
  7. Setbacks from all property lines
  8. Location and dimensions of all existing and proposed buildings
  9. Location of all decks, porches, retaining walls (in square feet)
  10. Driveway location
  11. Wetlands, streams or bodies of water
  12. Abutting streets and lanes
  13. Any buildings to be demolished
  14. If applicable; well location and/or septic tank and field line



Building Permit Fee  permit fee calculator
Certificate of Occupancy $50.00
Re-inspection fees $25.00 (if applicable)                                                                                               
Impact fees for all new homes $ 2,560.59 (does not apply to change outs)   
We accept cash, check and credit cards (a 3% convenience fee will apply to card payments)
*All fees are due at time of application.


Additions and alterations to a manufactured/mobile home will require a permit



Mobile Home Taxation

Manufactured/Mobile Homes are considered personal property and are taxable in the State of Georgia. If you are locating a manufactured home in Cherokee County, you must contact the Tax Assessor’s Office and register your home as soon as possible. Each year every manufactured/mobile home owner shall pay all taxes due to the Tax Commissioner’s Office on or before May 1st. All outstanding taxes must be paid, including penalties and interest before a location permit is issued. For more information and applications please contact the Tax Assessor’s Office at 678-493-6128.

Important Contact Information

Environmental Health                       770-479-0444 for septic/well information
Engineering Department                   678-493-6066 for new driveway permits
GIS/Mapping                                     678-493-6050 for obtaining new addresses
Planning & Land Use                        678-493-6101 for hardship cases information
Tax Assessor’s Office                        678-493-6128 for tax and registration information


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