What is required by HUD to display on a manufactured home’s data plate?
For manufactured homes built after 1976, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires each home to display crucial information pertaining to the home’s specifications permanently affixed to the inside of the home. It must be in an accessible location, and with the ability to be cleaned, so the information is available to whoever may come across the home even decades later.
The data plate will display:
(a) The name and address of the manufacturing plant in which the manufactured home was manufactured; (b) The serial number and model designation of the unit, and the date the unit was manufactured; (c) The statement: This manufactured home is designed to comply with the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards in force at the time of manufacture; (d) A list of the certification label(s) number(s) that are affixed to each transportable manufactured section under §3280.8; (e) A list of major factory-installed equipment, including the manufacturer’s name and the model designation of each appliance;(source: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/rmra/mhs/mhslabels)
In addition to these pieces of information pertaining to the age and manufacture of the home, the data plate is also required to display useful information about the environmental conditions suitable to the home. These specifications may include: heating/cooling certificates, appropriate wind zones, roof load capacity, snow zone, and status of storm shutters.