California Raises the Bar for ADU Permits

California saw a dramatic increase in the number of Accessory Dwelling Unit permits issued in 2017, totaling more than 4,300 permits issued to property owners and builders in the state. Showing more than 62% growth over the previous year.

According to the report by statistics group AATOM Data Solutions released earlier this year, over the biggest increases at the metro level took place in Santa Barbara, Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim and San Diego.

The sharp rise in ADU production followed the recent implementation of 3 state legislative bills (Senate Bill 1069, Assembly Bill 2299 and Assembly Bill 2406) which support ADU development through looser zoning requirements and increased awareness of the issue.

The information, which was released in the Housing News Report, said California was the largest producer of ADUs. Compared to other states, Oregon saw the second biggest increase in ADU permits with 1,682 issued. Washington was listed at 1,110, Florida at 944 and Marlyand with 872 followed.

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