Step # 2:
Prepare your ADU Plan Submittal Package
Once you are clear on an ADU concept that complies with the Zoning Code, you can proceed to preparing building plans.
Building plans involve technical codes and calculations, and homeowners are advised to hire a professional to draw their plans. For information on who can apply for a building permit and submit the plans, see our bulletin, How to Get a Building Permit.
Note that City staff will not process inaccurate or incomplete plans. Instead, they will inform you of the needed information and ask you to come back with revised plans. Professionals who create ADU building plans are directed to follow the instructions on Bulletin #211 - ADU Building Plan Requirements. As outlined on Bulletin #211, in addition to the plans, the submittal package will require these items:
Submit the Plans for Review