Below is a set of resources for you to browse as you consider this program and begin to better understand how to build an ADU in Los Angeles.
These are mostly applicable to contractors, but may be helpful resources for homeowners before or during the ADU build process.
City of LA ADU Ordinance Background and FAQs
(updated January 2017)
Toolkits & Guides
These are our favorite resources for homeowners – check them out!
There are many forms that you will be required to complete during the course of building an ADU. Below are the key forms and documents to get you started. The Los Angeles Department of City Planning and Department of Building and Safety can offer you additional details.
DCP ADU Memo and Checklist (as of 2018; a new City memo will be issued to reflect changes in state law effective 2020)