Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Accessory dwelling units have been known as in-law units, granny flats, and secondary units. They provide a dwelling space in addition to the primary residence to house long term tenants or visiting family members and friends. ADUs are allowed on any parcel in the City of South Lake Tahoe that is zoned for single family or multifamily dwellings.  In no case may an ADU be used for short term/vacation rentals. 

Visit the link below for information on ADUs, including steps to building one, design considerations, and ways to save money along the way.

Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide

Additional resources from the California Department of Housing and Community Development can be found at: