(430 ILCS 115/2)
(from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 502)
Unless clearly indicated otherwise by the context, the
following words and terms when used in this Act, for the purpose of this
Act, shall have the following meanings:
(b) "Person" means any individual, group of individuals, association, trust, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, person doing business under an assumed name, county, municipality, the State of Illinois, or any political subdivision or department thereof, or any other entity.
(c) "Manufacturer" means any person who manufactures mobile structures or modular dwellings
at the place or places, either on or away from the
building site, at which machinery, equipment, and other capital goods are
assembled and operated for the purpose of making, fabricating, forming,
or assembling mobile structures or modular dwellings.
(d) "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
(e) "Director" means the Director of the Department of Public
(g) "Codes" means the safety codes for modular dwellings and
mobile structures adopted by the Department and is synonymous with "rules". The Codes shall contain the
standards and requirements for modular dwellings and mobile structures so
that adequate performance for the intended use is made the test of
acceptability. The Code of Standards shall permit the use of new technology, techniques, methods and materials, for both modular dwellings
and mobile structures, consistent with recognized and
accepted codes and standards developed by the International Code Council (ICC) or by the organizations that formed the ICC in 1994, the National Fire Protection
Association, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical
Officials, the American National Standards Institute, and the Illinois State
(h) "Seal" means a device or insignia issued by the Department to be
displayed on the exterior of the mobile structure or the interior of a modular dwelling
unit to evidence compliance with the applicable safety code.
(i) "Modular dwelling" means a
building assembly or system of building sub-assemblies, designed for
habitation as a dwelling for one or more persons, including the
necessary electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating and other service
systems, which is of closed construction and which is made or
assembled by a manufacturer, on or off the building site, for
installation, or assembly and installation, on the building site, installed and set up according to the manufacturer's instructions on an approved foundation and support system. The construction of modular dwelling units located in Illinois is regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
(j) "Closed construction" is any building, component, assembly or
system manufactured in such a manner that all portions cannot readily be
inspected at the installation site without disassembly, damage to, or
(l) "Approved foundation and support system" means, for a modular dwelling unit, a closed perimeter formation
consisting of materials such as concrete, mortared concrete block,
mortared brick, steel, or treated lumber extending into the ground below the frost line which
shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, cellars, basements, or
crawl spaces, and does include the use of piers supporting the marriage wall of the home that extend below the frost line.
(m) "Code compliance certificate" means the certificate provided by
the manufacturer to the Department that warrants that the modular dwelling unit or mobile structure complies with the applicable code.
(n) "Mobile structure" means a movable or portable unit, which, when assembled, is 8 feet or more in width and is 32 body feet in length, constructed to be towed on its own chassis (comprised of frame and wheels), and designed for occupancy with or without a permanent foundation. "Mobile structure" includes units designed to be used for multi-family residential, commercial, educational, or industrial purposes, excluding, however, recreational vehicles and single family residences.
(Source: P.A. 98-749, eff. 7-16-14; 98-959, eff. 8-15-14; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)