The Difference Between ADUs, JADUs and Guest Houses

  What is the difference between accessory dwelling units (ADUs), junior accessory dwelling unit (JADUs), and guest houses. In terms of location, an accessory dwelling unit may be attached or detached from the main dwelling structure. A JADU or junior ADU must be created from within the footprint of an existing single family dwelling. A […]

California ADU Amendment on Jurisdiction Restrictions Explained

  The State of California amended their Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) handbook. As part of this, local jurisdictions are no longer allowed to limit, by ordinance, the minimum square footage of ADUs. In addition, they cannot set a maximum square footage of the ADUs. The State also says jurisdictions cannot put restrictions on ADU percentages […]

Introduction to Los Angeles Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Permits

ADUs stand for Accessory Dwelling Units, which are small extra homes that you can build on your property in California. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about building an ADU in Los Angeles.   Who can build an ADU in LA? Well, if you have a regular home, then you can usually build […]

ADU Requirements in Los Angeles

  Before you submit your plans for an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) permit in the City of Los Angeles, complete the following steps. Check your zoning. Go to to verify that your property is zoned as residential. Check nearby transportation options. If your home is within a half a mile of any public transportation […]