;San Jose Jurisdiction
Square footage Maximum (studio/ 1 bedroom);1,000 sq.ft. on lots up to 9,000 sq.ft. Lots greater than 9,000 sq. ft. can have 1,200 sq. ft. ADU. 800 sq. ft. for Multi-Family lots
Square footage Maximum (2 bedrooms);1,000 sq.ft. on lots up to 9,000 sq.ft. Lots greater than 9,000 sq. ft. can have 1,200 sq. ft. ADU. 800 sq. ft. for Multi-Family lots
Maximum Building Height - Single Story;16'
Setbacks (Side and Rear);5'
Setbacks (Side and Rear) in models with fire sprinklers;0'
Corner Setbacks (if applicable);10'
Setback from Primary Residence;6'
Are ADU's allowed in front of the primary residence?;YES 45' Setback
Does lot coverage apply to ADUs over 800 sq. ft.?;YES
Lot Coverage;40% of BACKYARD (for ADU specifically)
Do Impact fees apply over 750 sq. ft.?;YES
Do design guidelines apply?;NO, Historic properties listed on local or national registrars may have additional requirements
Is additional Parking required?;No unless the property is more than 1/2 mile from a public transit stop or car/bike sharing location