Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance Update

The City of Hayward is currently updating its rules and regulations on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), commonly referred to as "cottages, in-law units, granny flats, or second dwelling units" in response to new State legislation (Assembly Bill 2299 and Senate Bill 1069).

What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

ADUs are independent dwelling units with permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation located on the same property as a single-family home. There are three common types and configurations of ADUs, which include internal (within the existing residence), attached, and detached.

Why are ADUs important?

ADUs provide housing opportunities in a flexible manner to address the unmet demand for affordable housing for the Hayward community, including but not limited to, students, young professionals, small families, disabled individuals, senior citizens, etc. while also assisting homeowners to offset the cost of homeownership and maintenance by renting out ADUs as an additional source of income.

Accessory Dwelling Unit Survey:

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City Council Work Session ADU Attachments:

Planning Commission ADU Attachments:

More Questions? Contact:

Marcus Martinez, Assistant Planner

Planning Division                      

777 “B” Street

Hayward CA, 94541

Phone: (510) 583-4236

Email: marcus.martinez@hayward-ca.gov