Florida is very strict about wind zone requirements. All of the Jacksonville area is in Wind Zone II Unless you can show that your home was built to zone II or III requirements your going to probably find it imposable to get a placement permit, See the map below if your home is located in the southern most part of AL there is a possibility that it may qualify. If it is anyplace else in the state it is most likely not going to be built to Zone II standards
Each manufactured home must be designed according to the federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, commonly called the HUD Code. The HUD Code stipulates, that the home shall be designed and constructed to conform to one of three wind load zones. The appropriate wind zone used in design is dependent on where the home will be initially installed. Homes designed and constructed to a higher Wind Zone can be installed in a lower Wind Zone. A Wind Zone III home can be installed in a Wind Zone I or II location. However, a Wind Zone I home cannot be installed in either a Wind Zone II or III area.
Give due consideration to the costs involved in prepping your home for the road, transportation and re-installation cost. These costs may make taking you home along more expensive than selling it where it sits and replacing it on the other end.
The cost of installation in Florida has become ridiculously high. All installs MUST be done by licensed contractors. Almost every building authority in the state charges very high permit and impact fees
, and requires skirting and minimally a driveway apron, from the edge of the county paved road, across the grassy portion of the roadway to the edge of your property line. Here in MARION COUNTY FLORIDA the cost of installing a single wide is well over $15,000... NOT including the cost of installing water and septic or sewer. If there are public utilities the impact fees will be higher. If there are not you will have to shoulder the cost of drilling a well and installing a private septic tank system.
It is critical that you get s few estimates on ALL costs involved before you decide to move your home.