Accessory Dwelling Units

Recent amendments to state laws (Government Code Sections 65852.2 and 65852.22) have made it easier for homeowners to construct an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and a Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (JADU) on their properties. Effective January 1, 2020, any conflicting regulation within the Daly City Municipal Code is superseded by state law until the City adopts a local ordinance.

The Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide (PDF) includes regulations for ADUs and JADUs in Daly City, frequently asked questions, and checklists to guide the design of your project. Please note the guide will be updated after a local ordinance is adopted and when state laws are amended.