Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

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For Information on ADU

Email: planner@CityofPaloAlto.org
Phone:  650-617-3117


2018 Summary Guide to ADUs and JADUs (Effective December 6, 2018)

January 13, 2020 Interim Urgency Ordinance


Recent & Upcoming Events

A State law adopted int he fall of 2019 led to the City's preparation and adoption of an Interim Urgency Ordinance which is effective until January 31, 2021. Staff is preparing an updated ordinance for review and recommendation by the Planning and Transportation Commission for Council adoption in 2020.


June 2017 to Present Ordinance Update Meeting Materials 

City Council Meetings

Planning and Transportation Commission Meetings


Initial Ordinance Update Meeting Materials (January 2016- June 2017)

City Council Meetings

Planning and Transportation Commission Meetings


Want to learn more?

Please peruse the ADU resources page to learn more about local, regional and state ADU and JADU policies and approval processes. 


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