According to 24 CFR 3286.409 all retailers/installers must contact and arrange for an inspection 10 days before the completion of the house.  Consistent with 24 CFR 3286.511, any individual or entity that meets at least one of the following qualifications is permitted to review the work and verify the installation of a manufactured home that is subject to the requirements of the HUD-administered installation program:
  • A manufactured home or residential building inspector employed by the local authority having jurisdiction over the site of the home, provided that the jurisdiction has a residential code enforcement program
  • A professional engineer
  • A registered architect
  • A HUD-accepted Production Inspection Primary Inspection Agency (IPIA) or a Design Approval Primary Inspection Agency (DAPIA)
  • An International Code Council certified inspector.
The inspector must be independent of the manufacturer, the retailer, the installer, and any other person that has a monetary interest, other than collection of an inspection fee, in the completion of the sale of the home to the purchaser.
Inspection Scheduling