What kind of egress requirements apply to my ADU?

ADU egress will need to comply with R311.  Below is a list of some (but not all) applicable code requirements: 

  1. Not less than one egress door.  Door shall be side hinged and shall provide not less than 32” clear opening (sliding glass doors do not meet this requirement). The required egress door shall open directly into a public way or to a yard or court that opens to a public way.  Egress shall not require travel through a garage.
  2. JADUs require a separate exterior access from within the unit. The required access shall meet egress requirements. 

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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?