Here are some new changes in the California State Accessory Dwelling Unit regulations:
- Increase in maximum accessory dwelling unit size allowed
- Allowed on all single-family properties, with no minimum lot size requirement
- Allowed on multi-family properties
- Greater variety of types of accessory dwelling units allowed
- Reduced setbacks from rear/side property lines
- Impact fees are being waived in some cases
- Allows accessory dwelling units to be rented to a tenant without owner-occupancy requirements (in most cases)
- HOA/CC&Rs cannot restrict building accessory dwelling units
- Parking –The guideline now allows zero parking in many cases for the accessory dwelling unit, as long as it’s near transit.
- City approvals – Accessory dwelling units now, in many cases, don’t require any ‘discretionary’ approval, meaning that you don’t need approvals from the city planning department, neighbors, planning boards, etc, as long as you meet the established guidelines. So, getting the right to build an accessory dwelling unit is just a matter of submitting plans to the building department and going through the plan check process to obtain a building permit.
Source of information: https://www.greatbuildz.com/blog/ventura-accessory-dwelling-unit-2020/