New Accessory Dwelling Unit Laws Effective Jan. 1, 2020
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are known by many as granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages, and secondary units. On January 1, 2020 a series of new state laws will go into effect that revise the laws governing ADUs. The new laws are intended to help address the housing shortage in California and make it easier for property owners to build ADUs. The City of Alameda has updated its permit requirements in compliance with the new state laws.
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