FAQ Topic: Accessory Dwelling Units
The City’s municipal code requires that one off-street parking space with an all-weather surface shall be provided for the exclusive use of the ADU, in addition to the parking that is required for the primary dwelling. The parking space for the ADU may be allowed in the driveway and in tandem. However, the parking requirement … Continued
Yes, a building permit is required for all proposed dwelling unit types. Fire-Resistive Construction. Pursuant to Section R302of the CA Residential Code as amended by the City of Sonoma, Dwelling units in two-family dwellings shall be separated from each other by wall and floor assemblies having not less than a 1-hour fire-resistance rating where tested in … Continued
Attached accessory dwelling unit. The minimum floor area is 150 s.f. The minimum dimension of any habitable room, except kitchens, is 7 feet in any horizontal direction (CA Residential Code R304.2). The minimum ceiling height shall comply with the CA Residential Code. The maximum size is 30 percent of the existing living area of the … Continued
Accessory dwelling units, junior accessory dwelling units, or efficiency dwelling units may only be rented for periods of 30 days or more. The rental of an accessory unit for periods of less than 30 days is prohibited.
Anyone can live in an accessory dwelling unit, junior accessory dwelling unit, or efficiency dwelling unit. The owner of the property shall reside on the property in either the main or accessory dwelling unit (upon construction). Accessory dwelling units, junior accessory dwelling units, or efficiency dwelling units may be rented for periods of 30 days … Continued
The following applies to Accessory Dwelling Units, Junior Accessory Dwelling Units, and Efficiency Dwelling Units: Accessory dwelling units are allowed in the R-HS, R-R, R-L, R-S, R-M, R-H, R-O, and R-P zones. An accessory dwelling unit shall not be located on any parcel already containing a dwelling unit that is non-confirming with respect to land … Continued
An accessory dwelling unit is an attached or detached residential dwelling unit which provides complete independent living facilities for one or more persons, and includes separate permanent provisions for entry, living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation on the same parcel as a single-family dwelling. An accessory dwelling unit may also be provided as an efficiency … Continued