What are some of the standards that have to be met for a D-ADU?

. Below is a list of some of the regulations on D-ADUs.  

  1. A valid ADU Permit is required before a D-ADU can be rented or leased or offered for rent or lease.
  2. The D-ADU shall be rented or leased for a time period of at least 30 consecutive days or more.
  3. Has to meet the same building setbacks as a house would in its respective zoning district. 
  4. The primary dwelling on the property has to be owner occupied. 
  5. No I-ADU is allowed if there is a D-ADU. 
  6. The property is limited to one D-ADU.
  7. There shall be at least one extra parking space on site for the D-ADU. Parking spaces may not be tandem, or located directly behind another space.
  8. The square footage of the D-ADU is limited to 50% of the primary dwelling’s square footage.
  9. The D-ADU shall match the primary dwelling architecturally in color, materials, and design. 
  10. Building height is limited to 35-feet. 
  11. The D-ADU may not be serviced by separate utility meters from the primary dwelling.

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1. What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)?
2. Why did the City modify the regulations concerning ADUs and why do they now require a permit?
3. Did the City adopt a grace period to bring properties into compliance?
4. Where can I find the application form for an ADU Permit?
5. Where can I build an ADU?
6. What are some of the standards that have to be met for a D-ADU?
7. What are some of the standards that have to be met for an I-ADU?
8. When I bought my home, the real estate agent told me the mother-in-law apartment was legal. Why do I now need an ADU permit?
9. I have a second kitchen in my home, but my mother-in-law (or other family member) lives in that space and we do not charge rent. Do I still need an ADU permit?
10. Will I be required to evict tenants or sell the property in an investment property where the main home and D-ADU are rented to different tenants?
11. What will happen if an ADU is not legal, and is not permitted to be legalized?
12. What if I am about to rent (or I am currently renting) an ADU unit and I am concerned that the unit might not be legal? Could I get evicted even if I signed a lease?