FACTORY BUILT BUILDING PROGRAM
This is an outline of general requirements for factory built building (modular) dealers, manufacturers, and installers wishing to build in, ship buildings into, or install buildings in the State of Arizona. Click on the links provided for more detailed information.
- All manufacturers shall be licensed through The Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH). All modules of all factory built buildings installed in Arizona must display an Arizona Modular Certificate. Modular Certificates are issued to the manufacturer upon the successful completion of factory certification. Click on the link provided for more information on Certification and Continuing Inspection requirements.
- All factory built buildings built in or shipped into Arizona must be sold through a Dealer that is licensed through this Department. Click on the link provided for more information on Licensing requirements.
- All factory built buildings installed in Arizona shall be installed by appropriately licensed contractors. A licensee or consumer shall obtain a permit before commencing any installation work and post the permit in a conspicuous location onsite (the following exceptions apply for buildings when not used by the public: single wide FBB's that are used for construction project office purposes; storage buildings of less than one hundred sixty eight square feet; equipment shelters). The permit holder, owner, or contractor shall call for all required inspections. All work listed on the permit shall be accessible (opened) for inspection. Approved foundation/installation plans shall be available on site. Click on the link provided for more information on Permit requirements.
- A licensee or consumer shall obtain a certificate of occupancy (COO) from this Department before occupying a factory built building (the following exceptions apply for buildings when not used by the public: single wide FBB's that are used for construction project office purposes; storage buildings of less than one hundred sixty eight square feet; equipment shelters).
- NEW REQUIREMENT! An Installation Certificate must be affixed to all residential and commercial FBB to receive final approval for occupancy.
It is the dealer's, manufacturer's and installer's responsibility to maintain currency with the requirements of the State of Arizona.
Links and contact numbers are:
Licensing - 602-364-1094
Plan Review - 602-364-1051
Certification and Inspection - 602-364-1059
Permits - https://housing.az.gov/manufactured-housing/installation-permits
Installation Inspections - https://housing.az.gov/manufactured-housing/installation-inspections/scheduler
Certificates - https://housing.az.gov/manufactured-housing/certificates-and-labels
For licensing information, click on the link provided. Information and forms are available for download.
PLAN REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS
Prior to beginning construction of any buildings that are to be installed in Arizona, a manufacturer shall submit for review and approval a Compliance Control Manual, Design Package and/or building plans. Upon approval of submitted documents, a new manufacturer may initiate the certification process, or a previously certified manufacturer may begin construction of the approved building. See inspection section for certification and inspection requirements.
Manufacturer certification is an evaluation function. A certification has two primary purposes. • To verify that the manufacturer is capable of producing modules that comply with the law and the rules, mandatory building codes and approved design package. • To verify that the manufacturer's approved compliance control program will ensure compliance now and in the future. A manufacturer with multiple production facilities shall have each facility that will be producing units for Arizona certified. Each facility shall have a design package, compliance control manual, and building plans approved for that specific facility. Any/all modules shipped to or within Arizona shall be produced in a certified facility.
FBB CONTINUING IN-PLANT INSPECTION
After certification, inspections of the manufacturing facility are performed to assure that:
- The manufacturer continues to follow their approved compliance control procedures.
- The manufacturer continues to produce units that conform to the approved designs and codes in effect at the time of inspection.
- The units produced conform to the approved designs contained in the design package.
- Corrections are made if an inspection reveals non-compliance.
- When non-compliance to the approved design is discovered in one unit, other related units do not leave the facility with the same non-compliance.
- When the nature of the non-compliance is related to life safety, the manufacturer and OMH are notified so that preceding units may be corrected.
- The approved compliance control procedures prevent covering of non-compliances prior to corrections.
INSTALLATION AND SITE INSPECTION PROCESS
The installation of Factory Built Buildings shall be inspected by ADOH or other government entities in agreement with ADOH.
Installation inspections of factory built buildings are performed to assure:
- Completion and attachment in accordance with mandatory building codes and the approved design package and on-site construction documentation.
- Completion and attachment in accordance with the foundation system design and unique on-site details that have been sealed by a registered Arizona engineer.
- That all tests required by approved on-site documentation, Arizona installation standards, and mandatory building codes are performed.
INSTALLERS - A monthly report is due by the 15th of each month for the previous month usage, from the 1st thru the 31st, etc. Please note that a separate report shall be filed for each month, please do not combine multiple months on the same report. As long as an installer has insignia in possession, whether any were actually used or not for the month, a report is still required. If no certificates were used, then report no insignia were used. If an installer has no insignia in possession, then a report is not required.
MANUFACTURERS - Manufacturers are required to submit the Manufacturer’s Insignia Report monthly, by the 15th of each month. A report shall to be submitted even if no modules were built for Arizona. Please note that a separate report shall be filed for each month, please do not combine multiple months on the same report. As long as a manufacturer has previously issued insignia or the new Modular Certificates in possession, whether any were actually used or not for the month, a report is still required. If no insignia or certificates were used, then report "no insignia or certificates" were used. If a manufacturer has no insignia or certificates in possession, then a report is not required.
REPORTS CAN BE SENT BY THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:
Fax: (602) 364-1063
Email: [email protected]
Mail: 1110 W. Washington, Suite 280
Phoenix, AZ 85007