Manufactured Housing

Nicholas County Health Department permits and annually inspects manufactured home communities according to W.Va. 64 C.S.R. 40.  Manufactured home communities are any individual site, area, tract or parcel of land upon which four or more manufactured homes used or occupied for dwelling purposes are parked either free of charge or for monetary consideration and includes roadways, buildings, structures, installations, enclosures, or vehicles used as a part of the facilities of the manufactured home community. 

New or modified manufactured mobile home communities must obtain a construction permit from the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.  All plans and appropriate fees must be submitted to that agency at least forty-five days prior to construction. 

Following construction, manufactured home communities must obtain an operational permit from Nicholas County Health Department by annual submission of an Application for a Permit to Operate and payment of appropriate fees.  Nicholas County Health Department must conduct an initial inspection prior to issuance of permits, and will conduct annual inspections thereafter.