Tiny House Regulations Delaware

Tiny House Friendly: 410

  • Tiny house regulations and codes may vary by city, town, or county.
  • The state requires owners of tiny houses on wheels to get titles within 30 days of purchase.
  • Tiny houses 8ft by 40ft or more than 400 square feet are considered mobile homes by Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Anything smaller than the dimensions above are considered trailers.

Delaware has no specific regulations for tiny houses to date. There are currently organizations attempting to make tiny houses an option for affordable housing communities.

Building Codes are adopted at the county and municipal level; however the 2012 IPC, and the 2009 IMC and IECC have been adopted at the state level.  The IFC ( International Fire Code ) have been adopted at the State level.  Delaware has only three counties in the State:  Sussex, Kent, and New Castle and we have listed the codes for each below….

Sussex County Codes

New Castle County

Kent County

Also Included in this listing is the Adopted codes by the City of Wilmington Delaware…

City of Wilmington DE

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