(35 ILCS 517/5)
Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
"Manufactured home" means a factory-assembled, completely integrated structure designed for permanent habitation, with a permanent chassis, and so constructed as to permit its transport, on wheels temporarily or permanently attached to its frame, and is a movable or portable unit that is (i) 8 body feet or more in width, (ii) 40 body feet or more in length, and (iii) 320 or more square feet, constructed to be towed on its own chassis (comprised of frame and wheels) from the place of its construction to the location, or subsequent locations, at which it is installed and set up according to the manufacturer's instructions and connected to utilities for year-round occupancy for use as a permanent habitation, and designed and situated so as to permit its occupancy as a dwelling place for one or more persons. The term shall include units containing parts that may be folded, collapsed, or telescoped when being towed and that may be expected to provide additional cubic capacity, and that are designed to be joined into one integral unit capable of being separated again into the components for repeated towing. The term excludes campers and recreational vehicles. Mobile homes and manufactured homes in mobile home parks must be assessed and taxed as chattel. Mobile homes and manufactured homes outside of mobile home parks must be assessed and taxed as real property. The words "mobile home" and "manufactured home" are synonymous for the purposes of this Act.
The construction of mobile type dwellings known as "manufactured homes" is regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. All mobile type homes constructed after June 15, 1976, are manufactured homes and must comply with the National Manufactured Home and Construction Safety Standards; State and units of local government are preempted from imposing any additional construction requirements. The installation of these homes must comply with the Manufactured Home Quality Assurance Act and the Manufactured Home Installation Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 870). The location of these homes is subject to local zoning and covenant codes.
Section 25 of the Manufactured Home Quality Assurance Act requires licensed manufactured home installers to obtain from the Department of Health a Manufactured Home Installation Seal. The seal is to be placed on the exterior of the manufactured home above the HUD label after the installation is completed by the licensed manufactured home installer, in accordance with the Manufactured Home Installation Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 870).
"Mobile home park" means a tract of land or 2 contiguous tracts of land that contain sites with the necessary utilities for 5 or more mobile homes or manufactured homes. A mobile home park may be operated either free of charge or for revenue purposes. A mobile home or manufactured home installed in a mobile home park must not be assessed and taxed as real property and shall be taxed under the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1477, eff. 1-1-11.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015