Accessory Dwelling Units: Model State Act and Local Ordinance
By: Aarp, Rodney Cobb, Scott Dvorak
Accessory Dwelling Units
This guide includes model state and local legislation to encourage the development of accessory dwelling units (ADUs). The annotated model state act includes the following provision sections: general provisions, regulatory authority, limiting regulatory authority, default provisions, and the state’s role in ADU policies. The annotated model local ordinance includes the following provision sections: general provisions, permit eligibility and application, and standards. For each key ADU issue, the model ordinance provides three options, with varying degrees of efficacy in promoting ADUs.