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Accessory Dwelling Units

Accessory Dwelling Units


The State Legislature recently adopted new housing related laws pertaining to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), formerly known as Limited Second Dwelling Units, or "Granny Flats".  These new State laws went into effect on January 1, 2018 and are applicable in all single-family and multiple-family zoning districts.  The City of Fullerton adopted a local amendment to the Fullerton Municipal Code (FMC) The amendment is now in effect per Ordinance 3247 (link below). 

Update on Accessory Dwelling Unit Fees

 At its meeting on March 19, 2019 the City Council voted to waive the Parks Acquisition and Development Fee for accessory dwelling units for a period of 1-year. This fee reduction is effective immediately.   


The City Council approved the local amendment which went into effect on August 17, 2017.

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has prepared a memorandum which further explains the new Accessory Dwelling Unit law that went into effect on January 1, 2017.  


For more information or for questions, please contact:
Joan Wolff, Senior Planner
Phone: (714) 738-6837
Email: JoanW@CityofFullerton.com