California ADU Applications Skyrocket

1n 2016 and 2017, the California state legislature passed a slew of reforms reducing regulations on accessory dwelling units (ADU) such as basement apartments, garage conversions and backyard cottages. The reforms address ADU parking requirements, the permitting process, design requirements, fees and more. The state sees ADUs as a small part of a broad effort to address its housing crisis as demand outpaces housing supply and housing costs rocket ever higher.

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