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Contact

For questions, please contact:

ADU Ally
adu.ally@sanjoseca.gov
408-793-5302

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Accessory dwelling units — also called ADUs, secondary units, or granny flats — are small living units, including a kitchen and bathroom, on properties zoned residential with a single-family home, duplex home, or multifamily building in place.

There are many benefits to ADUs, including that they ...

  • Create more affordable housing for our community, family members, or disabled persons;
  • Provide an income opportunity for homeowners;
  • Promote infill development; and
  • Encourage the use of public transportation.