The state building inspector has the responsibility for approving prefabricated buildings for compliance with the code. This responsibility may be delegated to approved local enforcement agencies.
Approvals expire when there are revisions to the code under which the approval was granted. At that time the manufacturer must submit entire new documentation for evaluation and approval, or submit evidence that the plans as approved are in compliance with the code as revised.
A local unit of government may authorize the construction of a one-family or two-family detached dwelling manufactured at a location in the municipality other than the site of installation in the same municipality, if:
the manufacturer applies to the state building inspector, on a form specified by the commissioner, to construct a dwelling in the municipality;
the building official endorses the application and agrees to provide the same plan review and inspection services that would be provided if the home were built on site;
the manufacturer agrees not to apply for a Minnesota prefabricated building seal at a future date;
the completed form and a copy of the local building permit application must be forwarded to the Department of Labor and Industry for acceptance; and
the Department of Labor and Industry accepts the proposal and notifies the manufacturer and the building official in writing.
11 SR 1405; 20 SR 2290(NO. 43); L 2007 c 140 art 1 s 1; art 4 s 61; art 13 s 4; L 2008 c 337 s 64
September 3, 2013