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.

  1. Check your zoning. Go to to verify that your property is zoned as residential.
  2. Check nearby transportation options. If your home is within a half a mile of any public transportation spots, you do not need to additional parking.
  3. Sketch your lot to create a plot plan. Make sure to include all the existing buildings on the lot. Once done, integrate your ADU into the sketch where it will appear in your lot.
  4. Download any existing permits for your property. You can request and get copies from
  5. Take pictures of your property to make sure that the plan check review professionals can see all existing structures.

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