Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance (Secondary Dwellings)

On May 25, 2017, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors approved Phase I of the Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance.  The Phase I amendment, which brought the County’s Land Use Ordinance into compliance with California State Code Section 65852.2 regarding Accessory Dwelling Units, eliminated County requirements for road surfacing and owner-occupancy for secondary dwellings.

The Board of Supervisors has directed staff to initiate Phase II of an Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance to further incentive and remove unnecessary barriers to their development.  As part of this effort, the County will review existing restrictions and limitations on secondary dwellings throughout the unincorporated areas of the County.

Project Contacts

Comments and questions regarding the proposed ordinance may be submitted via email to or mailed to the following address:

Department of Planning & Building
ATTN: Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance/Brian Pedrotti
976 Osos Street, Room 300
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Project Progress

Step

Progress

Research and Summary Report Complete
Ordinance Framework Complete
Public Workshop October 24, 2018
Public Review Drafts Winter 2018
Public Hearing Draft Early 2019
Planning Commission Recommendation Spring 2019
Board of Supervisors Adoption Summer 2019
Inland Ordinance Effective Date Summer 2019
Coastal Zone Ordinance Effective Date Fall to Winter 2019

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