ADU Resources

RESOURCES & ordinances for all county of San Diego communities & incorporated cities

California Department of Housing and Community Development Department (HCD)
“Accessory Dwelling UnitMemorandum December 2016”
http://www.hcd.ca.gov/policy-research/docs/17Jan30-ADU-TA-Memo.pdf

Backdoor Revolution ADU ordinance State by State
A one-stop source about accessory dwelling units, multigenerational homes, laneway houses, ADUs, granny flats, in-law units…
https://accessorydwellings.org/adu-regulations-by-city/
NOTE: Not all jurisdictions have adopted nor enacted their own local backyard home adu ordinance yet. In this case it automatically reverts to the new State Laws:
http://www.hcd.ca.gov/policy-research/docs/17Jan30-ADU-TA-Memo.pdf

SAN DIEGO COUNTY ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT (ADU) aka BACKYARD HOME ORDINANCE.
https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/pds/zoning/formfields/PDS-611.pdf

San Diego Unincorporated Cities & Communities under County jurisdiction.
San Diego County Communities (not all but many) would fall under the County of San Diego’s ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT (ADU) aka BACKYARD HOME ordinance
Agua Caliente Springs
Alpine
Barrett
Blossom Valley
Bonita
Bonsall
Borrego Springs
Bostonia
Boulevard
Camp Pendleton
Campo
Canebrake
Casa de Oro-Mount Helix
Crest
Cuyamaca
Dehesa
Del Dios
De Luz
Descanso
Dulzura
Elfin Forest
Eucalyptus Hills
Fairbanks Ranch
Fallbrook
Fernbrook
Flinn Springs
Granite Hills
Guatay
Harbison Canyon
Hidden Meadows
Jacumba
Jamul
Julian
La Jolla
La Presa
Lake Morena
Lake San Marcos
Lakeside
Lincoln Acres
Live Oak Springs
Manzanita
Mount Laguna
Pine Hills
Pine Valley
Potrero
Pueblo Siding
Rainbow
Ramona
Ranchita
Rancho San Diego
Rancho Santa Fe
Rincon
San Diego Country Estates
San Elijo Hills
Santa Ysabel
Shelter Valley
Spring Valley
Tecate
Tierra del Sol
Valley Center
Vallecitos
Warner Springs
Winter Gardens

SAN DIEGO’S 18 JURISDICTIONS, CITY BY CITY, ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT aka BACKYARD HOME ORDINANCES

Carlsbad
http://www.carlsbadca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=33593

Chula Vista
ADU: https://www.codepublishing.com/CA/ChulaVista/html/ChulaVista19/ChulaVista1958.html#19.58.022
JADU: https://www.codepublishing.com/CA/ChulaVista/html/ChulaVista19/ChulaVista1958.html#19.58.023

Coronado
https://www.codepublishing.com/CA/Coronado/html/Coronado86/Coronado8656.html#86.56.105

http://www.coronado.wiki/accessory-dwelling-units/

Del Mar
http://www.delmartimes.net/encinitas-advocate/news/sd-cm-enc-0519-housing-20170518-story.html

El Cajon
https://qcode.us/codes/elcajon/?view=desktop&topic=17-17_140-17_140_180

Encinitas
http://www.delmartimes.net/encinitas-advocate/news/sd-cm-enc-0519-housing-20170518-story.html

Escondido
http://www.qcode.us/codes/escondido/view.php?topic=33-70&showAll=1&frames=on

Imperial Beach. As of this publication there is not yet an official ordinance for ADU’s.
https://coronadotimes.com/news/2017/09/21/city-council-new-rules-granny-flats-support-clean-water/

La Mesa
http://www.cityoflamesa.us/Search?searchPhrase=accessory+dwelling+unit+

Lemon grove
https://www.lemongrove.ca.gov/about-us/advanced-components/misc-pages/search?q=accessory%20dwelling%20unit

National City
http://www.nationalcityca.gov/i-want-to/new-advanced-components/search?q=accessory%20dwelling%20unit

Oceanside
https://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=26040
(Scroll down to Section 3006)

Poway
https://poway.org/DocumentCenter/View/586/Guest-Houses-Handout-PDF?bidId=

San Diego
https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/pc-17-043.pdf

San Marcos (No ordinance adopted to date, however, they do follow the State Mandate) http://www.san-marcos.net/home/showdocument?id=15973

Santee
http://cityofsanteeca.gov/home/showdocument?id=15918

Solona Beach
https://www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us/vertical/sites/%7B840804C2-F869-4904-9AE3-720581350CE7%7D/uploads/Accessory_Living_Unit__Guest_House_Regs.pdf

Vista
http://www.hcd.ca.gov/policy-research/docs/ordinances/vista-11-06-2017.pdf

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