The State of Utah has mandated that all cities allow internal accessory dwelling units (I-ADUs) to be created within single family homes no later than October 1, 2021. Prior to October 1, 2021, Draper City ordinances did not permit the creation of an I-ADU. While some legal non-conforming dwelling units may exist, there is a high likelihood that the internal unit in your home was never legal (regardless of what the real estate agent said). One purpose behind the new ADU permit requirement is to research and determine the current legal status of each unit and bring them into compliance with ordinances. It is important that property owners with ADUs apply for the ADU permit, even if they are concerned about the current legal status of their unit. Property owners who submit a complete ADU Permit Application to the City before February 1, 2022 may be eligible for an extended grace period for compliance.