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Changes to Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinances

Post Date:02/14/2020 1:00 PM

The City of Novato’s Community Development Department is reviewing legislative changes made by the State of California, effective January 1, 2020, that define the standards local jurisdictions can apply to Accessory and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units. These units have become an important source of housing in our region. 

City staff are currently working on updating the City of Novato’s Accessory and Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinances to incorporate new State law, in the meantime staff are still accepting and reviewing applications for these types of units.

Sign up to stay informed about this process, and any upcoming Planning Commission and City Council hearings related to modifying the City's ordinance, at and select the “Accessory Dwelling Unit” category.  



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