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Iowa Code section 103A.9 provides that factory built structures, which include manufactured homes and modular homes and other modular buildings and structures, are subject to provisions of the State Building Code.

You may contact the Building Code Bureau by phone at 515-725-6145, electronic mail at, or regular mail to Building Code Bureau, State Fire Marshal Division, Iowa Department of Public Safety, 215 East 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319.

For information regarding HUD's Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program, please visit

As of July 7, 2017 Demetress Stringfield with HUD will be the point of contact for homeowners experiencing problems with their manufactured homes. Her contact information is:

Demetress Stringfield
Office of Manufactured Housing Program website

Licensed Installers and Retailers

Licensing of manufactured housing manufacturers, distriubutors, and retailers is administered by the Iowa Department of Public Safety. The program is located in the Building Code Bureau of the Fire Marshal Division and administered by the Building Code Commissioner.

Licensed Installers | Licensed Retailers

Administrative Rules

Factory Built Structures

Manufactured Housing Installer Certification

Manufactured Housing Support And Anchorage Systems

Emergency Use of Factory Built Structures

Licensing of Manufactured Housing Retailers, Manufacturers, and Distributors

Manufactured Housing Installation Rules - effective 05-01-2009

Click here for revised interpretation on bidding of construction documents.


Iowa Department of Public Safety
State Fire Marshal Division
215 East 7th Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50319 | 515-725-6145

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