Can a portion of an existing house, garage or other accessory structure be converted to an Accessory Home?

Yes, provided the structure was legally constructed with building permits and the structure can be upgraded to meet the building code requirements for a living unit. When an existing garage or other accessory structure is converted to an Accessory Home, no additional building setback is required. The Accessory Home must have independent exterior access from the existing residence.

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1. Where are Accessory Homes allowed?
2. Is a permit required for a new Accessory Home?
3. Can an Accessory Home be sold separately from the primary residence?
4. Can an Accessory Home be rented?
5. What is the maximum size an Accessory Home can be?
6. Can I add a “tiny home” as an Accessory Home?
7. Can a portion of an existing house, garage or other accessory structure be converted to an Accessory Home?
8. Can an Accessory Home be constructed above or attached to a garage?
9. Is parking required for an Accessory Home?
10. Can parking for an Accessory Home be waived?
11. What is a Junior Accessory Home?
12. What is the difference between an Accessory Home and a Junior Accessory Home?
13. Where are Junior Accessory Homes allowed?
14. Is a permit required for a new Junior Accessory Home?
15. Can a Junior Accessory Home be sold separately from the primary residence?
16. What is the maximum size a Junior Accessory Home can be?
17. Is parking required for a Junior Accessory Home?
18. What if my HOA does not allow an Accessory Home?
19. How many accessory homes can I build on my property?
20. Can I build an accessory home in North Lake Tahoe?
21. What is the minimum lot size required for an accessory home?