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Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance

Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance


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, 2017 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 (below) and will be incorporated into the Zoning Ordinance (FMC Section 15.17.100) later this year with the next publication of the FMC. 


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

A Public Information Meeting was held on February 16, 2017 to provide information to interested members of the community regarding the proposed amendments to the Fullerton Municipal Code.  The Planning Commission held hearings on the item on April 12 and 26 and recommended approval of the ordinance.

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