Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADUs) offer a variety of benefits to communities. They help increase housing supply, provide an affordable housing option for many low- and moderate-income residents, allow elderly and/or disabled persons live independently yet close to family members or caregivers, and benefit homeowners by providing extra income that can assist in mitigating the cost of living.
New laws for ADUs and JADUs in 2020!
On October 9, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 13 and Assembly Bill (AB) 881, intended to further streamline the approval process and incentivize the creation for ADUs and JADUs. The City is currently working on revisions to the Municipal Code to reflect the recently codified Government Code Sections 65852.2 and 65852.22.
If you are interested in constructing an ADU on your property, we recommend you review the handouts included below and then contact Planning Staff to discuss zoning and development requirements for your specific property. Staff may be reached by phone at (925) 252-4920. Staff is also available in-person at the front counter Monday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For questions regarding the municipal code update process, contact the project planner (see below).
Planning Project Contact:
Trishia Caguiat, Associate Planner
Tel: (925) 252-4855
Fax: (925) 252-4920
Address: 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565