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New law effective January 1, 2019



As of January 1, 2019, homeowners who created accessory dwelling units (ADUs) without the required building permits may have the opportunity to bring their ADUs into compliance. For ADUs that were constructed without building permits, local building officials now have the option to inspect an ADU and apply the building standards that were in effect at the time the unit was constructed.


This Bill: SB 1226 (Bates), adds Section 17958.12 to the California Health and Safety Code, and with the application of appropriate building codes, may allow issuance of a building permit for the residential unit.




What are ADU's?

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's) are known by many names: granny flats, garage conversions, in-law units, backyard garages, secondary units, and more. No matter what you call them, ADUs are an innovative, affordable, effective option for adding much-needed housing. ADUs in Southern California are becoming increasingly more popular as the space for new construction continues to dwindle.





ADUs are an affordable type of home to construct in California because they do not require paying for land, or major new infrastructure.


ADUs can provide a source of income for homeowners. An ADU has its own kitchen, living area, and a separate entrance. An ADU may be attached to a house or garage, or it can also be built as a stand-alone unit.


ADUs are built with cost-effective wood frame construction.

ADUs allow extended families to be near one another while maintaining privacy.


ADUs can provide as much living space as many newly-built apartments and condominiums, and they are suited well for couples, small families, friends, young people, and seniors.


ADUs give homeowners the flexibility to share independent living areas with family members and others, allowing seniors to age in place as they require more care.








Schedule an appointment to come into our showroom and meet with our Construction team and discuss your

ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) or Garage Conversion options.


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