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 GUIDES HAVE BEEN UPDATED!

The ADU Basics Guide and ADU Design Guide have been updated to reflect current County ADU regulations. 

 

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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.