Accessory Dwelling Unit
An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is an independent dwelling unit with permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation located on the same property as a single family home.
Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (JADU) are semi-independent dwelling units with partial provisions for sleeping and food preparation areas with an optional separate bathroom.
You may submit a Zoning Conformance Permit application to construct or convert a portion of your home to an Accessory Dwelling unit provided that you meet the standards set forth in HMC Section 10-1.2740, Accessory Dwelling Units.
The Accessory Dwelling Unit Checklist provides an outline of submittal requirements and applicable building standards for ADUs. Pursuant to Assembly Bill 881, ADUs are now allowed on single-family and mutli-family residential properties subject to the provisions of Government Code Section 65852.2.
Please visit the following link to the most recent version of the ADU application checklists based on the most 2019/2020 state legistlation: www.hayward-ca.gov/content/accessory-dwelling-unit-ordinance-update-2020