General Information and Standards and Frequently Asked Questions
There are pending legislative updates relating to ADUs coming in 2020. To stay up-to-date on these changes please see our Ordinance & Policy Updates page.
The General Information and Standards and Frequently Asked Questions documents provide helpful insight for property owners. Information in the documents include where ADUs are allowed, standards for newly constructed detached and attached ADUs, costs, whether manufactured homes may be used, legalizing existing ADUs built without permits, information on how to reduce the cost of your ADU project, and more.
General questions and information about ADUs:
- Call: (831) 420-5416
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have questions about legalizing your ADU or if your ADU is legal?
- Call: Nancy Concepcion (831) 420-5112
- Email: Nconcepcion@cityofsantacruz.com
Have questions about building codes and what applies to your existing or new ADU or permit?