Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), sometimes called “granny units” or “second units,” are 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.

JANUARY 28 ADU COMMUNITY MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO EVACUATIONS/POWER OUTAGES. STAY TUNED FOR RESCHEDULED DATE AND TIME.

The County is considering several additional updates to local Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) regulations in order to further simplify and streamline ADU project approval, and to align with the ADU Handbook released by the California Office of Housing and Community Development.

There are two ways to participate:

(1) Watch, listen and participate using your computer: Click here to join the meeting. You will need a computer with a microphone to provide comments using your computer.

(2) Participate by phone: Call 916-318-9542. The conference ID# is 292 536 795#. Phone participation is required if you are using a computer without microphone and wish to provide comments, or wish to participate and do not have access to a computer.

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.