Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance (Secondary Dwellings)
On Wednesday, October 24th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the San Luis Obispo Library (995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo), the County will hold an Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance (ADU) Workshop to discuss the framework of the ordinance. This workshop is open to the public. Come learn about current laws, standards, and the benefits of having an ADU on your property. There will be a discussion of the permitting process, ADU sizes, locations, design standards, parking, and more. Water and snacks will be provided.
The informational flyer is available in both English and Spanish.
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.
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
|Research and Summary Report
||October 24, 2018
|Public Review Drafts
|Public Hearing Draft
|Planning Commission Recommendation
|Board of Supervisors Adoption
|Inland Ordinance Effective Date
|Coastal Zone Ordinance Effective Date
||Fall to Winter 2019
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