|(a) The scope of this chapter is limited by Chapter
1202; accordingly, it does not apply to:
(1) mobile homes or HUD-code manufactured homes as
defined in Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1201;
(2) housing or buildings:
(A) of open construction;
(B) that are constructed of sectional or panelized
systems not utilizing modular components; or
(C) that are built of modules or modular components
that are constructed at the installation site.
(D) Exception: Relocatable educational facilities purchased
or leased on or after January 1, 2010 are required to be certified
regardless of where the facility is built.
(3) ready-built homes which are constructed so that
the entire living area is contained in a single unit or section at
a temporary location for the purpose of selling it and moving it to
another location, provided that modular components are not used in
the construction of the ready-built home. A temporary location would
include a lumber yard, a vacant lot, or other similar area that is
not used exclusively for the construction of buildings;
(4) a commercial building or structure that is:
(A) installed in a manner other than on a permanent
(i) is not open to the public; or
(ii) is less than 1,500 square feet in total area and
used other than as a school or a place of religious worship;
(5) buildings that are specifically referenced in the
mandatory building codes as exempt from permits; or
(6) construction site buildings.
(b) The installation of an industrialized house or
a permanent industrialized building that is moved from the first installation
site to a new installation site is subject to the permitting and approval
requirements of the local authorities.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §70.30 adopted to be effective April 13, 1990, 15 TexReg 1787; amended to be effective May 17, 2004, 29 TexReg 4867; amended to be effective June 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 4420; amended to be effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 9409; amended to be effective October 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 7259; amended to be effective March 15, 2020, 45 TexReg 1674