Mobile Home and Recreation Vehicle Parks
Mobile home and recreational vehicle parks are defined as a place set aside and offered by a person, for either direct or indirect remuneration of the owner, lessor, or operator of such place, for the parking, accommodation, or rental of five or more mobile homes or recreational vehicles. The objective of this program is to minimize the risk of injury and illness in this residential environment. The objective is accomplished through routine inspections of these parks and camps ensuring the residents' risks for disease from an environmental origin are minimized.
The inspections focus on the following: 1) proper sewage disposal to minimize the risk of diseases such as hepatitis, salmonella, and shigella; 2), safe drinking water to minimize the risks of diseases such as giardia and cryptosporidium; 3) safe solid waste collection and disposal to minimize rat and roach infestations, as well as reservoirs for mosquitoes and associated diseases such as West Nile Virus, Dengue, St. Louis and Eastern Equine Encephalitis, eliminate vectors that transmit rabies and diseases associated with ticks.
Permits are valid from October 1 through September 30 and must be applied for and renewed annually.
Links and Resources
The above site contains information regarding the Florida Department of Health's Mobile Home and Recreation Vehicle Program, including links to 64E-15 Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).