- Frequently Asked Questions -|
Q: Where can I find the Data plate in my
A: The data plate is an 8 1/2 x 11
inch document mounted inside your home, with several maps of the United
States on it. The Data Plate is affixed in a permanent manner near the
main electrical panel or other readily accessible and visible location.
Other common locations might be inside the master bedroom closet door,
utility or laundry room door, inside a kitchen cabinet or on the backside
of a cabinet door.
Q: What is the HUD Certification
A: The HUD (United States
Department of Housing and Urban Development) certification label is a red
metal label affixed to a manufactured home by the home's original
manufacturer. The HUD certification label, commonly referred to as the HUD
label, exists as proof that your house was constructed under the Federal
Manufactured Housing Program administered by HUD.
Q: Where do I Find the Label on my
A: The HUD label is a red metal
plate intended to be permanently attached on the exterior of a
manufactured home, near the rear of each section. A two-section
(double-wide) home will have two separate labels.
Q: One Or More HUD Certification Labels Are
Missing From My Home! What Can I Do?
A verification letter can be issued by the
Institute for Building Technology and Safety when homeowners provide identifying
information concerning their
homes. To contact IBTS. Call 703-481-2010, or email their Labels Department, At a minimum,
you must have available either the HUD certification label number or the
manufacturer and age of your home with the complete serial number, as
pictured below. (This number may be either vertical or
Q: How Do I Locate the Serial
A: This number is stamped into the
front steel cross-member of the home chassis by the manufacturer, and is
different from the HUD certification label. The home's skirting may need
to be removed to allow access to this serial number. Include ALL the
letters and numbers of the serial number in your request.
Q: Is this the only place the serial number
can be located?
A: No. This information can also
be found on the data
plate if it is still with the home. The
serial number may also be found on vehicle title or insurance
Q: If I have a HUD certification label, and I
want to verify its accuracy or find out more about my home (such as the
date of manufacture or the manufacturer's name) if the data plate is
missing, what should I do?
A: Request a verification letter from the
Institute for Building Technology and Safety
Call 703-481-2010, or
email their Labels