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A Junior ADU is a living unit of 500 square feet or less contained completely in a single-family dwelling through the conversion of an existing bedroom. A Junior ADU must have independent exterior access, include an efficiency kitchen, and have sanitation facilities that are either shared with or separate from the primary dwelling.
An ADU can be attached or detached from the primary dwelling. A Junior ADU needs to be built with the framework of the primary dwelling.
A Junior ADU is permitted on parcels zoned for single and multiple family residential land uses where a primary dwelling is proposed or existing.
Yes, in all cases a permit from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) and a City building permit are required. An approved TRPA permit is required prior to issuance of a City Building Permit. Property owners interested in constructing an ADU on their property are encouraged to speak with our Development Services team prior to preparing construction documents, to discuss your concept and verify what permits will be needed. Please call (530) 542-6010 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, junior ADUs cannot be sold separately. A deed restriction will be required in order to disclose this to future property owners.
The maximum square footage of a Junior ADU is 500 square feet.