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Land-Lease Communities By-law Modernization Project

Update September 1, 2023:

The land-lease communities by-law was given second (and final) reading at the August 22, 2023 Regional Council Meeting and was approved by Regional Council. Approval of the by-law will be advertised on Saturday, September 2, 2023, and will come into effect on that day.

The new by-law can be found here: By-law L-500


A land-lease community is one in which residents own their home but lease the lot it is placed on. Land-lease communities are also known as mobile home parks, mini-home communities, or manufactured home communities.

The Halifax Regional Municipality is reviewing and updating its Mobile Home Park By-laws. There are currently three Mobile Home Park By-laws within the municipality:

These Mobile Home Park By-laws serve to regulate the operation and permitting of current mobile home parks, as well as the creation of new mobile home parks within the municipality. These By-laws pre-date amalgamation and may no longer appropriately consider today’s development and permitting standards. The Halifax Regional Municipality’s goal is to modernize and update land-lease community regulations, which will apply to all areas of the municipality, and all land-lease communities, regardless of housing type (mobile home vs other forms of housing).

We are proposing a two-step approach to updating regulations.

1. The first step is to review the requirements that land-lease community owners must comply with to get a license to operate a land-lease community, such as maintenance or drinking water requirements.

2. The second step of the project would deal with built-form requirements, such as the placement of homes within a land-lease community, and the requirements for constructing new land-lease communities.

The new By-law would apply modern standards to the operation of land-lease communities.

An essential step towards this goal is to hear from residents, owners and developers of land-lease communities. This input will serve as a critical part of drafting a new land-lease communities By-law that addresses the concerns and opinions of all stakeholders.

Thanks to everyone who shared their feedback. The survey is now closed.


For more information on the project and the existing regulations for land-lease communities, check out the following information sheets:

  1. What is a Land-Lease Community?
  2. Current Regulations
  3. Components of a Land-Lease Community
  4. Drinking Water
  5. Project Approach

Next Steps: Thanks to everyone who shared their feedback. Check out our What We Heard Report to learn more about the feedback we received. We are now working on drafting the new By-law. Stay tuned for updates on this page!


Check out this map of all existing land-lease communities in the municipality:


Land-Lease Communities By-law Modernization Project

Update September 1, 2023:

The land-lease communities by-law was given second (and final) reading at the August 22, 2023 Regional Council Meeting and was approved by Regional Council. Approval of the by-law will be advertised on Saturday, September 2, 2023, and will come into effect on that day.

The new by-law can be found here: By-law L-500


A land-lease community is one in which residents own their home but lease the lot it is placed on. Land-lease communities are also known as mobile home parks, mini-home communities, or manufactured home communities.

The Halifax Regional Municipality is reviewing and updating its Mobile Home Park By-laws. There are currently three Mobile Home Park By-laws within the municipality:

These Mobile Home Park By-laws serve to regulate the operation and permitting of current mobile home parks, as well as the creation of new mobile home parks within the municipality. These By-laws pre-date amalgamation and may no longer appropriately consider today’s development and permitting standards. The Halifax Regional Municipality’s goal is to modernize and update land-lease community regulations, which will apply to all areas of the municipality, and all land-lease communities, regardless of housing type (mobile home vs other forms of housing).

We are proposing a two-step approach to updating regulations.

1. The first step is to review the requirements that land-lease community owners must comply with to get a license to operate a land-lease community, such as maintenance or drinking water requirements.

2. The second step of the project would deal with built-form requirements, such as the placement of homes within a land-lease community, and the requirements for constructing new land-lease communities.

The new By-law would apply modern standards to the operation of land-lease communities.

An essential step towards this goal is to hear from residents, owners and developers of land-lease communities. This input will serve as a critical part of drafting a new land-lease communities By-law that addresses the concerns and opinions of all stakeholders.

Thanks to everyone who shared their feedback. The survey is now closed.


For more information on the project and the existing regulations for land-lease communities, check out the following information sheets:

  1. What is a Land-Lease Community?
  2. Current Regulations
  3. Components of a Land-Lease Community
  4. Drinking Water
  5. Project Approach

Next Steps: Thanks to everyone who shared their feedback. Check out our What We Heard Report to learn more about the feedback we received. We are now working on drafting the new By-law. Stay tuned for updates on this page!


Check out this map of all existing land-lease communities in the municipality: