Where can I build an ADU?

Only one ADU is allowed on a single-family residential property. ADU’s are not allowed on properties that contain a multi-family dwelling, such as a townhouse. D-ADU’s are allowed on residentially zoned properties with at least 12,000 square feet in size. I-ADU’s are generally allowed on residentially zoned properties that are larger than 6,000 square feet in size, and that front onto a public street that complies with the minimum street width standards. The City Council has adopted a map showing the location of those properties where an I-ADU is prohibited.

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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?