BuyersSellers December 10, 2021

How To Start Your ADU

Now that SB-9 and 10 have been signed, here’s how to start on your ADU.


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Recently we discussed the changes brought about by Senate Bills 9 and 10 when they were signed by the governor. Those bills may allow you to build an accessory dwelling unit in your yard, but many people don’t know how to get started on such a project. First, you need to figure out whether an ADU will fit on your property. We use the handy online tool at, which allows you to take a closer look at your property dimensions to determine if it has room for an ADU.


“You may be able to build an accessory dwelling unit in your yard.”


If you pull up a property on the site, it will show you the property lines and the amount of space in the backyard. If you click “Browse Designs,” you can see a list of different ADU companies and their designs. With this list, you can simply select a model that you like and insert it on your property (if it will fit). 


Each company on the list also provides information about their ADUs, including cost, financing, customization, and specifics about the size of the ADU. At the very bottom, you can find the ADU report, which brings up details on your area’s guidelines regarding ADUs.


I hope today’s demonstration gave you some useful information. If you have any questions about the website, SB-9 or 10, or accessory dwelling units in general, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via phone or email. We’d love to help you.