Introductory Guide to

L.A. Accessory Dwelling Units

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

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are great for generating rental income or providing family members their own independent living space. 

But, 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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