Yes, in all cases a building permit is required. Property owners interested in constructing a Junior Accessory Home on their property are encouraged to speak with our Accessory Home team prior to preparing construction documents, to discuss your concept and verify what permits will be needed.
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A Junior Accessory Home is a living unit of 500 square feet or less contained completely in a single-family dwelling or an accessory dwelling.
An Accessory Home can be attached or detached from the primary dwelling. A Junior Accessory Home needs to be built within the framework of the primary dwelling or Accessory Home.
A Junior Accessory Home is permitted in single and multiple family residential zones.
No, Junior Accessory Homes cannot be sold separately.
The maximum square footage of a Junior Accessory Home is 500 square feet.
Yes, an owner-occupancy deed restriction is required for JADUs unless owned by a government agency or nonprofit.