Local Gov't Code Section 232.007
Manufactured Home Rental Communities
(a)In this section:
(1)“Manufactured home rental community” means a plot or tract of land that is separated into two or more spaces or lots that are rented, leased, or offered for rent or lease, for a term of less than 60 months without a purchase option, for the installation of manufactured homes for use and occupancy as residences.
(2)“Business day” means a day other than a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday recognized by this state.
(b)A manufactured home rental community is not a subdivision, and Sections 232.001-232.006 do not apply to the community.
(c)After a public hearing and after notice is published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, the commissioners court of a county, by order adopted and entered in the minutes of the commissioners court, may establish minimum infrastructure standards for manufactured home rental communities located in the county outside the limits of a municipality. The minimum standards may include only:
(1)reasonable specifications to provide adequate drainage in accordance with standard engineering practices, including specifying necessary drainage culverts and identifying areas included in the 100-year flood plain;
(2)reasonable specifications for providing an adequate public or community water supply, including specifying the location of supply lines, in accordance with Subchapter C (Public Drinking Water), Chapter 341 (Minimum Standards of Sanitation and Health Protection Measures), Health and Safety Code;
(3)reasonable requirements for providing access to sanitary sewer lines, including specifying the location of sanitary sewer lines, or providing adequate on-site sewage facilities in accordance with Chapter 366 (On-site Sewage Disposal Systems), Health and Safety Code;
(4)a requirement for the preparation of a survey identifying the proposed manufactured home rental community boundaries and any significant features of the community, including the proposed location of manufactured home rental community spaces, utility easements, and dedications of rights-of-way; and
(5)reasonable specifications for streets or roads in the manufactured rental home community to provide ingress and egress access for fire and emergency vehicles.
(d)The commissioners court may not adopt minimum infrastructure standards that are more stringent than requirements adopted by the commissioners court for subdivisions. The commissioners court may only adopt minimum infrastructure standards for ingress and egress access by fire and emergency vehicles that are reasonably necessary.
(e)If the commissioners court adopts minimum infrastructure standards for manufactured home rental communities, the owner of land located outside the limits of a municipality who intends to use the land for a manufactured home rental community must have an infrastructure development plan prepared that complies with the minimum infrastructure standards adopted by the commissioners court under Subsection (c).
(f)Not later than the 60th day after the date the owner of a proposed manufactured home rental community submits an infrastructure development plan for approval, the county engineer or another person designated by the commissioners court shall approve or reject the plan in writing. If the plan is rejected, the written rejection must specify the reasons for the rejection and the actions required for approval of the plan. The failure to reject a plan within the period prescribed by this subsection constitutes approval of the plan.
(g)Construction of a proposed manufactured home rental community may not begin before the date the county engineer or another person designated by the commissioners court approves the infrastructure development plan. The commissioners court may require inspection of the infrastructure during or on completion of its construction. If a final inspection is required, the final inspection must be completed not later than the second business day after the date the commissioners court or the person designated by the commissioners court receives a written confirmation from the owner that the construction of the infrastructure is complete. If the inspector determines that the infrastructure complies with the infrastructure development plan, the commissioners court shall issue a certificate of compliance not later than the fifth business day after the date the final inspection is completed. If a final inspection is not required, the commissioners court shall issue a certificate of compliance not later than the fifth business day after the date the commissioners court or the person designated by the commissioners court receives written certification from the owner that construction of the infrastructure has been completed in compliance with the infrastructure development plan.
(h)A utility may not provide utility services, including water, sewer, gas, and electric services, to a manufactured home rental community subject to an infrastructure development plan or to a manufactured home in the community unless the owner provides the utility with a copy of the certificate of compliance issued under Subsection (g). This subsection applies only to:
(1)a municipality that provides utility services;
(2)a municipally owned or municipally operated utility that provides utility services;
(3)a public utility that provides utility services;
(4)a nonprofit water supply or sewer service corporation organized and operating under Chapter 67 (Nonprofit Water Supply or Sewer Service Corporations), Water Code, that provides utility services;
(5)a county that provides utility services; and
(6)a special district or authority created by state law that provides utility services.
Section 232.007 — Manufactured Home Rental Communities,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.232.htm#232.007 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).