City of Oakland
(Last Updated On: November 1, 2019)

, CA – The City of Oakland

An ADU is categorized as an attached or detached dwelling located on the same lot as a single-family home, that provides independent living for one or more people, including permanent facilities for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation. Adding an ADU to a residential property is one way to help address the current state-wide housing shortage crisis. The department recognized the importance of making the process easier and more accessible for the community.

To submit ADU plans, customers will review their zoning and building requirements, download the ADU app from the website, and upload documents using the Digital Inbox. A step-by-step process can be found at

Department Contact Information:

Planning Counter (510) 238-3911 | Building Counter (510) 238-3891

Customers can leave a message and receive a return phone call within 48 hours.

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