Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

ADU’s can provide great benefits to many different people and living situations, and the Nevada County Planning Department would like to get information out on the benefits of ADU’s and the process to construct this type of housing option.

  1. ADU Guidebook
  2. What is an ADU?
  3. Are ADU’s affordable?
  4. What are the benefits of an ADU?
  5. How do I get started?
  6. Zoning and other Standards
  7. Handouts and Webpages

To encourage ADUs throughout the region, the guidebook and associated tools are being developed through the Mother Lode ADU, a partnership between the Counties of Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, and Nevada. This project is funded by the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s Regional Early Action Planning grant. 

Interested in finding more ADU resources, visit the Mother Lode ADU Website to find the guidebook, contractor list, calculator, development checklist, and inspiring stories and photos.