Introductory Guide to

L.A. Accessory Dwelling Units

So you want to build an ADU in the City of Los Angeles?

Are you considering building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on your property in Los Angeles? It can be a confusing endeavor so we put together the following resources to help guide you through the permitting process. Below you’ll find a series of informative videos and downloads that walk you through the process of planning and permitting an ADU in Los Angeles. 

Whether you’re a homeowner, contractor, or developer, our goal is to simplify the ADU building process and help you navigate the complexities of local regulations. We cover topics such as zoning requirements, size limitations, parking considerations, and utility connections, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of what it takes to build an ADU in Los Angeles.

Downloadable Los Angeles ADU Cheatsheet

Before you get started, you need to understand the requirements for ADUs in Los Angeles and what steps to take before hiring an architect, lining up funding and submitting your permit applications. 

In this 3-page guide, our permitting experts:

  • Define what an ADU is. 
  • Diagram the types of ADUs you can build.
  • Detail ADU specifications.
  • Show where to confirm your properly zoned. 
  • Explain ADU parking requirements.
  • Walk through the 6 steps to preliminary approval. 

Bonus Access

You can be the first to know about our new ADU permit application walkthrough. This video series will take you through each step of the ADU permit application process, so you can save time and money by submitting a complete, accurate application the first time.

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