Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)



On January 1, 2017 the recently adopted state legislation, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s), supersedes local jurisdiction regulations for Secondary Dwelling Units.  At this time none of the cities nor the County in the South Coast have adopted any new ordinance which addresses this new State law.  This means that right now the State law is applicable to ADU projects until jurisdictions create their own ordinances which should be within the next few months.  Below are some links which should help you navigate the new state law.

 

ADU’s – California Government Code Section 65852.2 

 

California Department of Housing and Community Development ADU Memorandum 

 

California Department of Housing and Community Development Webpage on ADU 

 

County ADU Ordinance 

In Process) Was heard before the Montecito Planning Commission on March 22nd.  Look at the 2nd item for that information. 

 

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