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The Planning and Building Department oversees the Mobile Home Park Program for each of the four mobile home parks within the city limits.

• Château Calistoga Mobile Home Park

• Calistoga Springs Mobile Home Park

• Fairway Manor Mobile Home Park

• Rancho de Calistoga Mobile Home Park

The Program includes the administration of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) and Building and Inspection Services.

Rent Stabilization

The City adopted the Mobile Home Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) in 1995 in recognition of the important contribution mobile homes provide to the affordable housing stock and senior housing in Calistoga.In October 2007, the RSO was amended by the City Council to better serve the affected parties.The RSO stabilizes the increasing costs of mobile home space rents and capital improvements to mobile home parks at a level, which maintains the affordability of units, while also providing a fair economic return on the investment of these parks for property owners.  (Rent Stabilization Ordinance #644)

The Ordinance mandates that mobile home park rent increases imposed by the mobile home park property owner(s) cannot exceed the lesser of either, 1) 100 percent of the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the San Francisco Bay Area calculated to the nearest tenth, published for the month of April, issued in the month of May, or 2) six percent of the base rent.

Other than mobile home park space rents, the City does not regulate rent increases for any other properties in the City. For more information regarding the RSO, please review the Information Sheet
or contact Erik V. Lundquist,  Senior Planner at 707.942.2827.

Building and Inspection Services

New Mobile Home Installations and Alterations

A permit to install or locate a mobile home on any site is required and shall be obtained from The City of Calistoga.
Any alteration to the unit itself requires a permit through the State Housing and Community Development Department.  As a courtesy, State applications may be in stock at the City's Building Department, although please note you will be processing these directly through the State.

Mobile Home Park Inspections

California State Law requires that local agencies conduct inspections of all mobilehome parks, including common areas and individual lots, at a rate of 5% of spaces. These inspections do not require entering your home or any other buildings on your lot—inspections occur on the outside of the units only.The purpose of this inspection is to simply ensure compliance with the maintenance, health, and safety requirements contained in the “Mobilehome Parks Act”.

For more information regarding the Building and Inspection Services, please contact Clif Castle, Building Official at 707.942.2827.

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Last updated: 5/18/2012 1:30:58 PM