ADU Builders Santee

The Santee ADU Guide

Santee, CA, USA

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


What you can build

Maximum size: 1,200 square feet

Side/rear setbacks: 4 feet

Two story: Yes, in some situations

Permitting timeline

Standard: 4-6 months

Coastal: N/A

Our ADU experience in Santee

With a strong track record in dealing with the unique regulations and intricacies of ADU construction across San Diego County, SnapADU is well-versed in the specific requirements of Santee. The city allows ADUs up to 1,200 sqft, providing a generous canvas for innovative and efficient design.

At SnapADU, our mission is to fully utilize your property’s potential by delivering high-quality ADUs that not only comply with all regulations but also maximize efficiency in both design and construction. Our familiarity with the specific requirements and our experience in overcoming challenges make us the ideal partner to bring your ADU vision to life in Santee.

Santee ADU Regulations & Permitting Requirements

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

How much will an ADU rent for in Santee?

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.


Source: Rentometer March 2024

ADU Builders Santee

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 Santee and Greater San Diego.


Zip Codes: 92071, 92072

Neighborhoods: Carlton Hills, Sky Ranch, Mission View Estates