General Guidelines

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Any property in a residential zone. It can be single-family or multifamily.

No, there is no minimum lot size as long as you meet the required setbacks 

The ADU typically goes in the backyard. It must be located at least 4 feet from the rear and side property lines (unless garage conversion). It can be fully detached or attached to the main house or garage.

Minimum Size: An ADU must have a minimum living area of 150 square feet. Maximum Size: City is required to approve any attached or detached ADU under 1200 square feet unless the city adopts a new ADU ordinance setting local government standards.

You should consult with an experienced ADU source. With ADU Resource Center, you get a free consultation with an in-person evaluation. We are here to simplify your life.

Yes, however, if your existing garage wasn’t built to support a second floor, it might require additional structural and or foundational support to be constructed before adding the second story.

Yes, We an issue a separate address for your ADU.

Not officially because the zoning of your property doesn’t change, but for all intents and purposes, you will have a duplex-like property with two units that you can rent.

ADUs not only generate monthly income, but they also increase the resale value of your property! When done right, detached ADUs, in particular, have the potential to increase your property value by a whopping 20-30%