Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are secondary housing units that can be attached or detached accessory structures associated with single or multifamily dwellings. ADUs are part of the solution to Santa Cruz County’s critical housing shortage and high housing costs.
ADU REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN UPDATED!
The new ordinance was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on 10/19/21 and certified by the Coastal Commission on 3/11/22. View the adopted and certified ordinance HERE.
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ATTENTION ADU PROPERTY OWNERS!
If you own an ADU in unincorporated Santa Cruz County, please complete our survey to help improve the County's ADU program.