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Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)


What is an ADU?

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a permanent dwelling unit that may share at least one wall with the primary residence (attached) or be a stand-alone structure (detached) from the primary residence. ADUs provide permanent facilities for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation.

ADU Resource Center

To learn more about ADUs, please visit the City’s ADU Resource Center – a one stop shop for all things ADU:

Permit Ready Plans

The City has developed free permit ready ADU plans for use by City of Sacramento residents. To learn more about the City’s Permit Ready ADU Plans, visit