Article I: General Provisions

23-1-1 DEFINITIONS. The terms used in this chapter shall have the following meanings:
“AFFIDAVIT” means an oath in writing, sworn before and attested by an individual who has authority to administer an oath.
“APPLICANT” means any person making application for a license or permit.
“IMMOBILIZED MOBILE HOME” means any structure resting on a permanent foundation with wheels, tongue and hitch permanently removed. The Village Board establishes the following criteria to complete the immobilization of a mobile home.
(A) The foundation shall extend into the ground below the frost line so as to attach and become a part of the real estate. Materials such as concrete, mortared concrete block, or mortared brick extending into the ground below the frost line shall satisfy the requirement for a permanent foundation.
(B) As an alternative to (A) above, piers may be used, extending into the ground below the frost line, and sufficient in number to properly support the mobile home.
(C) To complete the immobilization, wheels, tongue and hitch must be permanently removed. Axles may be removed.
“LICENSE” means a license certificate issued by the Village, allowing a person to operate and maintain a mobile home park under the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations issued hereunder.
“LICENSEE” means any person having a license or permit under this chapter.
“MOBILE HOME” means a structure designed for permanent habitation and so constructed as to permit its transport on wheels, temporarily or permanently attached to its frame, from the place of its construction to the location or subsequent locations at which it is intended to be a permanent habitation and designed to permit the occupancy thereof as a dwelling place for one or more persons, provided that any such structure resting on a permanent foundation with wheels, tongue and hitch permanently removed, shall not be construed as a “mobile home”, but shall be an “immobilized mobile home”. A mobile home should not be confused with a camping trailer or recreational vehicle.
“MOBILE HOME, DEPENDENT” means a mobile home or travel-trailer which does not have a flush toilet or a bathtub or shower.
“MOBILE HOME, DOUBLE-WIDE” consists of two mobile units joined at the side into a single home, but kept on their separate chassis for repeated transportation to a site.
“MOBILE HOME, INDEPENDENT” means a mobile home with self-contained toilet and bath or shower facilities.
“MOBILE HOME LOT” means a parcel of land for the placement of a mobile home and the exclusive use of its occupants.
“MOBILE HOME MODULE” means a factory-fabricated building unit transported to a building site, mounted on a permanent foundation supporting the outside perimeter walls, and is designed for residential use.
“MOBILE HOME PAD” means that part of an individual mobile home space or lot beneath the mobile home, including the concrete portion of the pad.
“MOBILE HOME PARK” means an area of land under unified ownership and/or control on which two or more occupied mobile homes are harbored either free of charge or for revenue purposes, and shall include any building, structure, tent, vehicle, or enclosure used or intended for use as part of the equipment of such mobile home park, including courts, developments and communities.
“MOBILE HOME SALES AREA” means a parcel of land used for the display, sale and repair of new or used mobile homes.
“MOBILE HOME SPACE” means a portion of a mobile home park designed for the use or occupancy of one mobile home.
“OWNER” OR “OPERATOR” means the licensee.
“PERMANENT HABITATION” means a period of two or more months.
“PERMIT” means a permit certificate issued by the Village, permitting the construction, alteration, or reduction in number of spaces of a mobile home park under the provisions.
“PERSON” means any individual, group of individuals, association, trust, partnership, corporation, person doing business under an assumed name, county, municipality, the State of Illinois, or any political subdivision or department thereof or any other entity.
“REVOCATION” means to declare invalid a permit or license issued to the applicant or licensee by this Village for an indefinite period of time.
“SPACE” shall be synonymous with “Mobile Home Space”.
“SUSPENSION” means to declare invalid a permit or license issued to the applicant or licensee by this Village for a temporary period of time with an expectation of resumption.

23-1-2 STATE REQUIREMENTS ADOPTED BY REFERENCE. The Mobile Home Park Act and the Mobile Home Tiedown Act of the Illinois Revised Statutes, Chapter 111 ½, as passed, approved and amended by the Illinois General Assembly are hereby adopted by the Village. The applicable provisions as they pertain to mobile homes and immobilized mobile homes shall be controlling within the corporate limits of the Village.

23-1-3 ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH REGULATIONS. The “Rules and Regulations for Mobile Home Parks,” as approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health is hereby adopted by the Village, the applicable provisions as they pertain to mobile homes and immobilized mobile homes shall be controlling within the Village.

Last Update: October 04, 2018