ADU Builders Escondido

The Escondido ADU guide

Escondido, CA, USA

You’ve found the ultimate resource for building an accessory dwelling unit in Escondido, 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 Escondido, rent rates, and to see completed & active projects we are building in Escondido. 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

Permitting timeline

Standard: 6-8 months

Coastal: N/A

Our ADU experience in Escondido

SnapADU team members know the city’s regulations and processes very well. Turnaround times at the city are lengthy, due to a sequential processing system in which the planning department does a full review prior to submitting the plans to the rest of the departments. Escondido requires in-person submissions which does add some processing time and expense as well.

Also, note that much of what is considered Escondido actually falls under the County of San Diego jurisdiction – we will happily check your property jurisdiction & zoning so you know what you can build.

Escondido ADU Regulations & Permitting Requirements

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

How much will an ADU rent for in Escondido?

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.

Zip City Neighborhood 1BR 2BR 3BR
92025 Escondido East Canyon 2075 2750 3825
92026 Escondido North Ridge 2125 2775 3400
92029 Escondido Hidden Hills 2200 2975 3850

Source: Rentometer March 2024

ADU Builders Escondido

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 Escondido.


Zip Codes: 92025, 92026, 92027, 92029

Neighborhoods: Midway, East Grove, Kit Carson, Country Club, Felicita, North Broadway, West Ridge, Vineyard, East Valley, East Canyon, Eureka, North Ridge, Hidden Hills, Cloverdale, Jesmond Dene, Mesa Rock, Daley Ranch