State Commission Transition to Ohio Department of Commerce Update

Spring 2018 

OMHA continues to work with the various Departments within the Ohio Department of Commerce. OMHA Staff and several board members participated in a conference call in February to discuss upcoming adoption of new rules (to be proposed in July) and any changes the industry should be aware of.   While Commerce did not identify any significant changes at this time OMHA will continue to closely monitor the drafted laws and rules as they are published and provide appropriate input and testimony.

OMHA staff has received several questions on various topics to which we have listed below.  If members are having any trouble during this transition feel free to reach out to us and we will help.

 

Ohio Contractor Licensing Board

  • Parks- OCLIB asked we notify members that they have processed and mailed all of the manufactured home Park licenses that were due in December.
  • Installers—Renewal forms have gone out to all of the installers who are due to renew in March 2018.

If you have not yet renewed, received your park license or did not receive a form contact Carol Ross at Carol.Ross@com.state.oh.us or phone 614-644-3495 to obtain a copy.

 

 Flooding in Manufactured Home Parks

With the recent flooding in the state, all park owners should be aware: If you are located in a 100-year floodplain and you suffer a flood event, you must contact the Division of Industrial Compliance (DIC) and your local board of health within two days of the occurrence. You may contact DIC at 614-644-2223, or Michelle Grago of the division’s building department at 614-728-9104 and ask to report a flooded manufactured home park. Your local board of health will then inspect the park, in accordance with R.C. 4781.33. Please check with your floodplain administrator or the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Resources – Floodplain Management Program http://water.ohiodnr.gov/water-use-planning/floodplain-management if you have any questions about your floodplain status.

 

Installer & Inspector Licensing

OMHA is no longer offering CE as the DOC has chosen to use online providers. You may have received the below notice regarding the online CE Hours.  We wanted to clarify the links below.  MHEI is an industry partner who offers both the CE and initial courses.

  • 180 Degree Education – www.180ed.com – 877-669-0766
  • Manufactured Housing Educational Institute (MHEI)

Initial Licensing – www.mhei.myicourse.com

CE class (8 HRS Renewal)- https://installation.myicourse.com/course_catalog/course_information

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to MHEI at 703-558-0654

WHO DO I CALL?

Installers – Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board – 614-644-3495 or Carol.Ross@com.state.oh.us

Inspectors – Board of Building Standards – 614-644-2613 or Michael.Lane@com.state.oh.us

Installation Inspection/Seal Reports – Bureau of Building Code Compliance – 614-728-9104 or Michelle.Grago@com.state.oh.us

Parks (including park complaints) – Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board – 614-752-7127 or Shamikka.Brookins@com.state.oh.us

Dealers/Brokers – Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing – 614-644-9734 or Webreal@com.state.oh.us

Salespersons – Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing – 614-644-9734 or Webreal@com.state.oh.us

Dispute Resolution  – Division of Industrial Compliance Legal Section – 614-644-3297

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