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two sketched examples of possible preapproved ADUs

Now Accepting Submissions for Preapproved ADU Program

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 Applications Being Accepted Through July 1, 2024

The City of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for designer-owned plans for preapproved Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Preapproved plans are ADU designs submitted by designers, architects, builders, and other qualified professionals and vetted in advance by Planning and Building & Safety. Once preapproved, plans will be featured on the City’s website where they can be selected for use by homeowners for their own ADU projects with an expedited review timeline and lower permitting costs, while ensuring those homeowners work with qualified, experienced professionals. Submissions accepted now through July 1, 2024 at Permits.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/Home

Email questions to ADU@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

More information and application forms at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/PreApproved-ADU