Mobile Homes and Recreational Vehicles

General Information

In Kentucky, a mobile home community is defined as a developed parcel of land containing common facilities and utlities on the premises as licensed by the Cabinet intended specifically to lease two or more residential spaces on which to locate manufactured or mobile home dwellings.

A recreational vehicle community is defined as a parcel of land available to the public containing two or more spaces occupied or intended to be occupied by recreational vehicles for transient dwelling purposes and including any service building, structure, enclosure or other facility used as a part of the community.

The state mobile home and recreational vehicle communities program establishes standards for community construction and layout, sanitary standards for operation and other measures to ensure a safe and sanitary community operation.

To register a complaint on a mobile home or recreational vehicle community, please contact your local health department.

Plan Review

Plans for new mobile home and recreational vehicle communities and modifications to existing communities must be submitted to local health departments. For further information on submitting construction or expansion plans, please see the information below and contact your local health department environmentalist.

Submission Process

  • Three sets of plumbing plans and three plan application forms shall be submitted to the local health department. Note: four sets of plans must be submitted if the water source is private or if the community is located in a flood plain.
  • The local health department reviews the plans and forwards approved plans to the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction for further approval.
  • Approved plans are returned to the local health department with an approval letter. Plans that are not approved are returned to the local health department with a deficiency letter.

Staff Contact

Rebecca Colligan, environmental health program evaluator
(270) 562-0402


Statutes and Regulations

  • KRS 219.310 - Title
  • KRS 219.320 - Definitions for KRS 219.330 to 219.410
  • KRS 219.330 - Permit for operation of park, Application
  • KRS 219.340 - Issuance, duration, posting of permits, Fees, Permits not transferable
  • KRS 219.350 - Permit for construction of park
  • KRS 219.360 - Issuance of construction permit, Refusal of application, Resubmission, Changes in plan or facilities, Application of local building codes and zoning laws.
  • KRS 219.370 - Regulation of park operations
  • KRS 219.380 - Powers of cabinet and local health departments, Duties of public prosecutors
  • KRS 219.390 - State Advisory Committee on Mobile Home and Recreational Vehicle Parks, Membership, Terms, Compensation 
  • KRS 219.400 - Fees deposited in revolving fund to implement KRS 219.310 to 219.410 
  • KRS 219.410 - Units for personal or farm use excluded 
  • 902 KAR Chapter 15; Section 010 - Mobile homes
  • 902 KAR Chapter 15; Section 020 - Recreational vehicles 

Additional Information