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.
Pre-Designed ADU plans: Link here.
ADU How-to Guide, including Septic System Information: Click here and use the pass code: +hF&8iI5
ADU Incentive Programs: Free technical assistance for qualifying homeowners. See link here. Program Flyer in English & Spanish
ADU Professionals in the County: Link here.
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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.