An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) also known as "second unit" or "granny flat", is a residential unit that can be added to a lot with an existing single family home. A California law (AB 2299) makes it easier for homeowners to construct these small residences to address the State’s housing shortage. Building an ADU requires a lot of knowledge and can be costly. There are specific requirements and standards for the construction of an ADU.

KNOW THE CODE

To learn more about ADUs, please check Glendale Municipal Code Section 30.34.080.

14 Things You Need to Know When Considering an Accessory Dwelling Unit (PDF)

NEXT STEPS

If you think you are ready to proceed with an ADU, please:

  1. Draw a site plan showing what you want to do.
  2. Schedule an appointment to get City feedback on your project.

14 Things You Need to Know When Considering an Accessory Dwelling Unit (PDF)