ADU Builders Del Mar

The Del Mar ADU Guide

Del Mar, CA, USA

You’ve found the ultimate resource for building an accessory dwelling unit in Del Mar, 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 Del Mar, rent rates, and to see completed & active projects we are building in Del Mar. You can also access detailed ADU cost & floor plan information, plus check out homeowner stories.


What you can build

Maximum size: 1,000 square feet

Side/rear setbacks: 4 feet

Two story: Yes, in some situations

Permitting timeline

Standard: 3-4 months

Coastal: TBD

Our ADU experience in Del Mar

Turnaround times at the city are moderate. Del Mar requires digital submissions which helps reduce some processing time and expense. Most of Del Mar is in the coastal zone and coastal development permits are required in those areas. Homeowners should also know that some areas that are considered Del Mar are actually subject to the City of San Diego jurisdiction and review.

Del Mar ADU Regulations & Permitting Requirements

Want to learn more about what kind of ADU you can build in Del Mar? Check out our in-depth resource guide Del Mar 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.
Del Mar ADU Regulations

​How much will an ADU rent for in Del Mar?

Below are median rental prices by zip code and bedroom count. Be sure to run comps for your specific area or check with a realtor.

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Source: Rentometer March 2024

ADU Builders Del Mar

Full Accountability. ADU Expertise. Proven Results.

Our own team is responsible for delivering on our promises, from the first time you contact us to the time we hand you the keys to your new ADU home.

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 Del Mar and Greater San Diego.

Zip Codes: 92014

Neighborhoods: Del Mar, Del Mar Heights