What Are The Parking Requirements For My New ADU?
Updated: Jan 27
In September 2020, a new California Department Of Housing handbook regarding laws, rules, and regulations of newly built ADU’s was released. This article regards the laws of only the state of California, cities in California with separate ADU ordinances may be different.
Your new ADU does not require parking if they are created within an existing space in your house or an accessory structure, like a garage or carport. Also, no replacement parking is required for the main residence when a garage or carport is demolished or converted to create an ADU. Parking should be the least of your worries when building your new ADU. There are so many solutions and the state of California is only making it easier for people who would like to build their new ADU.
Can parking requirements exceed one space per unit or bedroom?
No, according to the California Department Of Housing Handbook, parking requirements for ADUs shall not exceed one parking space per unit or bedroom, whichever is less. These spaces may be provided as tandem parking on a driveway. Guest parking spaces are not required for ADUs under any circumstances.
What Is Tandem Parking?
Tandem Parking is when two or more vehicles that are parked on a driveway or in any other location on a lot, lined up behind one another. Tandem parking is a common solution for parking issues. It is seen around apartment buildings as well as ADU’s all over the state. The new laws on ADUs make it easier for all people to build ADUs because parking was previously an issue.
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