Daly City Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Standards

INFORMATION  
Contact

Michael VanLonkhuysen – 650.991.8158

Website
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ADU Ordinance

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STANDARDS  

Zones allowed

All residential zones
Lot restrictions

Must be single-family dwelling

Minimum lot size

None

Min / Max ADU size

Min: None

Max attached: none

Max detached: 1,200 sf

ADU building height

Detached: 30 feet (in most cases)

Setbacks

Attached: none

Detached: 3 feet side, 10 feet rear (in most cases)

Parking requirements

None

Owner occupancy

Owner must live in the main dwelling or the ADU

Sample fees from recently built projects*
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Other requirements
  • Detached ADUs may require a Coastal Development Permit if located within the City’s Resource Protection Zone boundary.
  • Only one ADU per property is allowed.
  • A deed restriction called a Certificate of Compliance must be recorded after ADU construction and before occupancy.
  • ADUs must comply with all requirements of the underlying zoning district.
Process

A planning application is required. Making an appointment to meet with a planner in the initial stages of the project can help avoid challenges and is highly recommended.

Exceptions

None

Disclaimer: standards and process may vary. Consultation with the contact is recommended before starting any project.

*Fees are specific to each project and will vary. Fees change regularly. These are provided as examples only.

Download ADU Standards PDF

Updated: 12/11/2017