FAQ Topic: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

How much are the permit fees for an ADU?

Construction cost such as materials, labor, and consultant fees will vary depending on rates set by the consultants and professionals you choose to retain. However, the City is making efforts to greatly reduce costs associated with building an ADU. On June 6, 2023, the City of Desert Hot Springs City Council approved to waive all … Continued

Why are ADU’s important?

California’s lack of housing production and large population growth have caused a housing shortage. In fact, only half the homes needed to keep up with population growth were constructed in California in the past ten years. That means that cities statewide need to build more housing. It also means that housing is unaffordable, particularly for renters in … Continued

What is an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit)?

An ADU is an attached or detached residential dwelling unit which provides complete independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation, which is located on the same lot as a single-family detached dwelling unit.

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