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Accessory Dwelling Units

California State Bills - 2020 ADU Rules

Links to the state bills that changed the ADU rules in 2020

California 2020 ADU Bills

ADU Bills 2020 signed into law Governor Newson 

Governor Newsom signing the ADU bills into law at a Modative ADU in October 2019 along with several of the bill authors.

A list of the State Bills related to Accessory Dwelling Units that went into effect January 1, 2020:

AB 68

Author Phil Ting

Link to Assembly Bill No. 68

A long and detailed bill covering multiple ADU rule changes including permitting adding ADUs and JADUs to single family properties.

SB 13

Author Bob Wieckowski

Link to Senate Bill No. 13

Includes a provision to prohibit a local agency from imposing an owner-occupant requirement for an ADU or main residence until January 1, 2025.

AB 670

Author Laura Friedman

Link to Assembly Bill No. 670

This bill mandates that neither HOAs (Home Owners Associations) nor property CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) can reasonably prohibit development of an ADU or JADU.

AB 881

Author Richard Bloom

Link to Assembly Bill No. 881

Shared bill with AB 68 and includes provisions to permit ADUs in multi-family dwelling structures.

AB 587

Author Laura Friedman

Link to Assembly Bill No. 587

Permits ADUs to be sold separately from the primary residence if the property was developed by a qualified non profit corporation and certain affordable housing requirements are met for the  ADU sale.

AB 671

Author Laura Friedman

Link to Assembly Bill No. 671

Requires local agencies to include a plan that incentivizes and promotes the creation of ADUs that can be offered at affordable rent in its housing element.

Learn more about ADU rules and regulations by downloading our free "How To" ADU Guide. 

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