“Generally, you can have two ADUs – one primary and one Junior ADU – on a single-family residential lot. The Junior ADU must be within the existing home’s footprint. For multi-family lots, it is usually best to reach out to your local city to find out these requirements, as many cities interpret the laws differently.”
Typically, your primary ADU can be 1,200 SF. Some Jurisdictions restrict your ADU size. Always check with your Local Jurisdiction for restrictions. Junior ADU’s are allowed to be 500 SF. However, this ADU needs to be within the existing footprint of your home. A Garage Conversion is a perfect example of a Junior ADU.
The State is allowing a 4’ setback off of property lines. However, there can be other restrictions on each individual site. Always check with your local Jurisdiction for any restrictions placed on your site, or call Superior ADUs, and we will provide you with that information.