ADU Builders County of San Diego
The County of San Diego Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide
San Diego County, CA, USA
You’ve found the ultimate resource for building an accessory dwelling unit in the County of San Diego, California. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to maximize flexibility for family or an investor planning to add units, our comprehensive guide is here to assist you every step of the way. Read on for more on what you can build in San Diego County, rent rates, and to see completed & active ADU projects we are building in the County of San Diego. You can also access detailed ADU cost & floor plan information, plus check out homeowner stories.
San Diego County ADU QUICK FACTS
What you can build
Maximum size: 1200 sqft
Side/rear setbacks: 4 feet
Two story: Yes
Standard: 3-5 months
San Diego County Projects
Our ADU experience in San Diego County
Unincorporated areas are covered by the County of San Diego’s ADU rules and regulations. Additionally, some city properties are subject to County of San Diego ADU rules and regulations. This will depend on whether your city has incorporated the land on which your property is located. In some cities like Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Oceanside, Encinitas, Del Mar, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Santee, and parts of San Diego, portions are regulated by County of San Diego and not the city. If you don’t know what jurisdiction applies to your property, we can look that up for you in early phases of our discussions.
The County requires in-person submission of plans, which adds some processing time and expense. Review times are moderate. Other agencies that are more proximate to the location of the residence may require input and approval (i.e., local fire agencies). The County has also put out some standard floor plans, which some homeowners have found helpful as a starting place for their ADU designs.
San Diego County ADU Regulations & Permitting RequirementsWant to learn more about what kind of ADU you can build in San Diego County? Check out our in-depth resource guide San Diego County Regulations & Permitting Requirements outlining the ADU building code requirements. We also include what we have learned about how the city will interpret code based on actually designing & building in the city. You can also set up a consult if you want our advice on what you can build.
How much does an ADU cost in San Diego County?
Glad you asked! Head on over to our ADU costs page for detailed info on all the different costs that go into building an ADU. You’ll see why the all-in cost can range from $300K to $450K+ depending on the size ADU you are building, as well as your property’s unique additional costs.
ADU Builders County of San Diego
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As experienced ADU builders, we will anticipate the pitfalls that less seasoned or less integrated teams will miss. And the volume of ADU jobs we handle means we have gained an incredible amount of expertise that we are excited to bring to your project.
We’re 100% focused on being the best ADU builders in San Diego County
Zip Codes: 91902, 91977, 91978, 92003, 92014, 92021, 92026, 92027, 92028, 92029, 92058, 92059, 92067, 92071, 92081, 92082, 92084, 92091, 92127
Neighborhoods: Bonita, Bonsall, Del Dios, Fairbanks Ranch, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Lakeside, Mount Helix, Pala, Pala Mesa, Pauma Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Rainbow, Spring Valley, Sweetwater, Twin Oaks, Valle De Oro, Valley Center, 4S Ranch