Are automatic sprinklers required in my ADU?

Per R313.2, ADUs are exempt from automatic fire sprinkler system requirements if ALL the following are met: 

  1. The unit meets the definition of an Accessory Dwelling Unit as defined in the Government Code Section 65852.2. 
  2. The existing primary residence does not have automatic fire sprinklers. 
  3. The ADU does not exceed 1,200 square feet in size. 
  4. The unit is on the same lot as the primary residence.

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1. Can a portion of an existing house, garage or other accessory structure be converted to an Accessory Home?
2. Can an Accessory Home be constructed above or attached to a garage?
3. How close can an ADU be to a property line or adjacent building?
4. Are automatic sprinklers required in my ADU?
5. Can I convert my existing garage to an ADU?
6. What kind of egress requirements apply to my ADU?
7. Can a single HVAC system be installed to serve both the primary dwelling and attached ADU?
8. Does my ADU require separate utility meters?
9. Does my ADU require solar?
10. Does my project need to comply with Wildland Urban Interface requirements?