In Monroe County, mobile and manufactured homes suffered some of the worst damage from Hurricane Irma because the units were built to different standards than the current building code and because many have existed for decades and were not elevated.
And, because manufactured and mobile homes typically are a less resilient housing type, regulations that govern them are set up to discourage their replacement in vulnerable locations such as the low-lying Florida Keys in order to ensure public safety and resiliency of residents.
Do you own a mobile home or manufactured unit in Monroe County that was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma? Do you have questions about whether you can replace or repair your home? Do you have questions about how high a replacement home may need to be elevated?
Homeowners now can place their name and property information on a checklist and submit it to the Monroe County Planning and Environmental Resources Department. Planning and floodplain staff will review your property information and provide answers about what federal, state and local regulations allow you to do with your home.