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Ralph Dimarucut, Main media contact (831) 420-5017
Eileen Cross, Water Department (831) 420-5213
Joyce Blaschke, Santa Cruz Police Department (831) 420-5844
Janice Bisgaard, Public Works Department (831) 420-5166

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Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance Update 2019

Council passed an Urgency Ordinance to amend the City’s zoning regulations for Accessory Dwelling Units on December 10, 2019.

Post Date:12/13/2019 3:55 PM

Visit the Planning & Community Development Department's Ordinance and Policy Page to read more about development standard , permitting , land use and other amendments related to the City's ADU ordinance that are now in effect. 

 Please note that these recently passed ordinance amendments did not change owner-occupancy requirements for existing ADUs. 

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