Gilmer County Health Department permits and routinely conducts compliance inspections of manufactured home communities operating in Gilmer County in accordance with W.V. 64 C.S.R. 40 Manufactured Home Communities. Manufactured home communities are any site, area, tract or parcel of land upon which four or more manufactured homes used or occupied for dwelling purposes are parked either free of charge or for monetary consideration and shall include any roadway, building, structure, installation, enclosure, or vehicle used or intended for use as a part of the facilities or the manufactured home community. A structure, transported in one or more sections, which in traveling mode is eight body feet on more in width or more than forty feet in length or, when erected is three hundred twenty or more square feet; and is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities is a manufactured home. To obtain a permit for a new establishment, manufactured home community owners must submit a completed Application for a Permit to Operate with payment of applicable fees to Gilmer County Health Department. Additionally, the West Virginia Office of Environmental Health Services must review plans for the establishment, issuing a construction permit if required upon approval of plans; contact Gilmer County Health Department for further details on plan submission. Gilmer County Health Department may issue an operational permit following an initial compliance inspection. Operational permits are issued annually and expire December 31st. Regular permit renewal does not require the plan review process.