Subdivide Land Within a Manufactured Dwelling Park

If you want to divide land within a manufactured dwelling park, you need to apply for a manufactured dwelling park subdivision. Under state law, lots created within a manufactured dwelling park must be restricted to the installation of manufactured dwellings.

The approval process starts with the tentative plan review outlined below and ends with finalizing your land survey.

Requirements for manufactured dwelling park subdivisions are contained in Salem Revised Code (SRC) Chapter 205.

Step 1: Tentative plan review

An application for a manufactured dwelling park subdivision tentative plan is processed as a Type II Procedure under SRC Chapter 300.

Process

  • Application. You must submit all required items listed in the application checklist section below to the Permit Application Center.

  • Completeness review. Staff reviews your application for completeness.

    • If the application is not complete, you will be notified as to what information is missing and will have 180 days to submit the additional information.

    • If all of the required information is submitted and the application is considered complete, a notice, indicating a public comment period of 14 days, is sent out to the you, the property owner, the neighborhood association, and all neighboring property owners within 250 feet.

    • You may track the status of your application online at the City of Salem permit tracking webpage.

  • Public comment period. Once the required information is submitted and the application is deemed complete:

    • Staff sends a notice of proposal to the applicant, property owner(s), neighborhood association, and all property owners within 250 feet, indicating a public comment period of 14 days.

    • Staff also prepares signs for the applicant to post along the street frontage(s) of the property for 10 to 14 days prior to the 14-day public comment period.

  • Conformance review. Once a complete application is submitted, staff reviews the proposed plan to determine if it meets the criteria in SRC 205.020(d).

  • Decision. The Planning Administrator makes a decision to approve or deny your application depending on whether or not the proposal meets the applicable criteria.

    • Staff sends a copy of the decision (noting the 15-day appeal period) to you, the property owner, the neighborhood association, and to all neighboring property owners within 250 feet.

    • If you decide not to appeal the decision and the City Council does not initiate review of the application, the manufactured dwelling park subdivision tentative plan becomes effective.

Application Checklist

You need to apply in person at the Permit Application Center, bringing the following:

  • Completed land use application form. The application form must be signed by the:

    • Applicant(s)

    • Property owner(s)

    • Duly authorized representative(s).

    • If the applicant and/or the property owner are a Limited Liability Company (LLC), you must also provide a list of all members of the LLC with your land use application.

  • Application fee. You must pay the application fee when you file your application.

  • Recorded deed. You must submit a copy of the recorded deed for the existing units of land.

  • Trip Generation Estimate (TGE) form. You must complete a TGE form and submit it to the Traffic Engineering section of the Public Works Department (Room 325). Staff will decide whether or not a Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA) is necessary.

    • If a TIA is not required, you must submit the completed and approved TGE form with your application.

    • If a TIA is required, the TIA must be completed and approved by Public Works prior to completion of all land use applications.

  • Written statement. You must provide a written statement that describes your proposal and how it meets the criteria for a manufactured dwelling parking subdivision tentative plan [SRC 205.020(d)]:

    • The manufactured dwelling park proposed to be subdivided is in compliance with the development standards for manufactured dwelling parks or a mobile home parks applicable at the time the park was approved, or the park is a nonconforming use. For purposes of this subsection, a park is in compliance if the City did not issue a written notice of noncompliance prior to July 2, 2001.

    • The manufactured dwelling parking subdivision tentative plan does not increase or decrease the number of lots, as defined in ORS 446.003, approved for the park, change the external boundary lines or setback requirements, or make other development changes; provided, however, the manufactured dwelling park subdivision tentative plan may provide for a reduction in the number of lots if the reduction involves only lots that have never been used for the placement of manufactured dwellings.

    • The manufactured dwelling park subdivision tentative plan restricts the use of lots in the subdivision to the installation of manufactured dwellings, and restricts any other property in the subdivision to use as common property, as defined in ORS 94.550, or for public purposes.

    • The applicant has recorded with the county the waiver of right to remonstrance required under ORS 92.835.

    • The manufactured dwelling park subdivision tentative plan is in compliance with the applicable requirements of ORS 92.010 to 92.179.

  • Title report. You must provide a current title report for the property.

  • Tree inventory and tree conservation plan. You must complete and submit a tree inventory on a form as provided by the Director and, if required under SRC Chapter 808, a tree conservation plan.

  • Geological assessment or geotechnical report. You must submit a geological assessment or geo-technical report if required by SRC Chapter 810.

  • Proposed stormwater management system. You must submit a description of the proposed stormwater management system, including pre- and post-construction conditions, prepared in accordance with the Public Works Design Standards.

  • Schematic utility plan. You must submit a schematic plan showing the location of existing and proposed City infrastructure.

  • Approved subdivision name. You must submit a statement from the County Surveyor approving the name of the subdivision.

  • Expedited land division form. You must submit an expedited land division application form which explains a land division applicant’s ability under state law to request an expedited land division process. You must indicate on this form whether you are requesting an expedited land division process.

  • Subdivision tentative plan. You must submit two copies of the manufactured dwelling park subdivision tentative plan. One copy must be either 22” or 24” x 36” and the other a reproducible copy no larger than 11” x 17”. The plan must include the following information:

    • Title Block:

      • Type of application (i.e., “Manufactured Dwelling Park Subdivision Tentative Plan”)

      • The proposed subdivision name

      • The names and addresses of the landowner

      • The names and addresses of the professional engineers or surveyors responsible for preparing the plan; date; and township, range and section of the subject property

      • Scale and north arrow

    • The location of all property lines within 50 feet of the perimeter of the subject property

    • The boundaries, dimensions, and area of each proposed lot

    • The location, width, and names of all existing streets, flag lot accessways, and public accessways abutting the perimeter of the subject property

    • The location, width, curve radius, grade, and names of all proposed streets, flag lot accessway, and public accessways

    • The location of all existing and proposed easements

    • The location, dimensions, and use of all existing and proposed public areas, including, but not limited to, stormwater management facilities and detention facilities

    • The location, dimensions, and use of any existing buildings and structures on the subject property, indicating which will remain and which will be removed

    • The location of any canals, ditches, waterways, detention facilities, sewage disposal systems, and wells on the subject property, indicating which will remain and which will be removed or decommissioned

    • The location of any natural topographic features on the subject property, including, but not limited to, creeks, drainage ways as shown on the most recent USGS maps, wetlands as shown on the Local Wetland Inventory, and flood plains

    • Site topography shown at 5-foot contour intervals, or 2-foot contour intervals for areas within a flood plain.

Step 2: Finalize your land survey (plat)

Once you have tentative plan approval, you will work with the City’s Public Works Department and your land surveyor to finalize your land survey and record your plat.

Learn how to finalize your land survey

Contact us

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Salem OR 97301
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