Rural Mobile Home (RMH)

INTENT: The “RMH,” rural mobile home, district is intended to provide for development in rural areas within the county consistent with developed lifestyles when mixed uses are determined to be acceptable to the citizens of the RMH area. The RMH district is further intended to provide for mixed uses such as single-family residences, mobile homes used as residences, small-scale agriculture and the keeping of fowl and animals for personal use.


  • Single-family dwelling
  • Small-scale agriculture
  • Accessory buildings and uses1
  • Animals and pets (see Animal Standards Section 04.270)
  • Home occupations (see Home Occupation regulations, Section 04.290)
  • Mobile home used as a single-family dwelling2  sl
  • Accessory Dwelling Unit (as prescribed in Chapter 16, Development Standards – Accessory Dwelling Unit)
  • Transitional and Supportive Housing5

Uses Permitted Subject to Director Review (Director Review Processing, Ch. 31)

  • None stated


  • Kennel
  • Construction of an accessory building prior to construction of the main building
  • Mobile-home parks (see Dev. Standards – Mobile Homes & RV Parks, Ch. 17 c
  • Manufactured housing subdivision (see Ch. 18)


Minimum Parcel Size:         1 acre 4

Minimum District Area:      5 acres

Minimum Lot Dimensions: Width – 60’          

                                           Depth – 100’

Maximum Lot Coverage:    40%   

Minimum Setbacks:

Front:             20’                      Rear:    10 sl’                            Side:  10 sl’

Setbacks for Accessory Buildings Used as Barns or Stables

Front:             50’                      Rear:         30 sl’                        Side:         30 sl’

Building Density:           1 du/lot and an Accessory Dwelling Unit gp (see Ch. 16, Development Standards – Accessory Dwelling Units).

Population Density:      Maximum population density is 5.02 persons per five acres or approximately one person per acre.

Maximum Building Height:        35’         See Table 04.010 for other provisions.


  1. Accessory buildings and uses customarily incidental to any of the permitted uses are permitted only when located on the same lot and constructed simultaneously with or subsequent to the main building.
  2. When there are two mobile homes on the same parcel, they must: 1) comply with the Accessory Dwelling Unit requirements (see Ch. 16); or 2) comply with State standards for a mobile-home park and obtain a use permit from the County (see Ch. 17, Mobile Homes and RV Parks).
  3. Uses may have been omitted from the list of those specified, hence the Commission may find other uses to be similar and not more obnoxious or detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare. See explanation of interpreting "similar uses" (Ch. 04, Uses not listed as permitted).
  4. Lots requiring individual septic systems are subject to minimum dimensions as determined by the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board.
  5. Transitional and Supportive Housing projects are permitted in the same manner as  other residential housing.


Land Development Regulations –

Ch. 04             Development Standards – General

Ch. 06             Development Standards – Parking

Table 04.010  Building Heights


c.         Clarification

gp.       General Plan addition

sl.        State Law requirement