Dixon’s codes for ADUs are outlined in Ordinance number 07-026 December 11, 2017,
Section 12.16.10 Applications for Secondary Living Units
An application for a building permit for a secondary living unit shall comply with all ofthe following conditions, providing information as needed to enable the Community Development Director to determine compliance with these conditions:
The applicant for the permit must be both an owner and current resident of a detached single-family dwelling unit which exists on the lot for which a secondary living unit is proposed. The applicant must complete a recordable covenant requiring that either the primary dwelling unit or accessory dwelling unit shall be owner-occupied in a form approved by the City Attorney. The applicant shall pay any recording fees for the covenant.
The proposed secondary living unit must not be intended for sale separate from the primary dwelling unit, but may be rented.
Parking for the lot where the secondary living unit is to be located shall be provided in accordance with Section 12.23.07(A) (2). In no event shall the parking requirement exceed one (1) parking space per bedroom within the secondary living unit.
No more than forty (40%) percent o f the front yard area o f the lot shall be devoted to required parking for the existing dwelling and proposed secondary living unit.
All development and building requirements, including but not limited to those related to building height, lot coverage, and setbacks, which are applicable to single-family dwelling units in the zoning district where the secondary living unit is proposed for construction shall apply equally to the application for a permit to build a secondary living unit.
Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the increased living area of a proposed attached secondary living unit, or the total living area of a proposed detached secondary living unit, shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the living area of the existing single-family dwelling. However, an applicant shall be entitled to at least four hundred (400) square feet of living area in the secondary living unit. No secondary living unit shall have living area larger than one thousand two hundred (1200) square feet. As used in this section, “living area” means the interior habitable area o f a dwelling including closets, basements and attics, but does not include a garage or any accessory structure.
The application shall specify the architectural plans of the proposed secondary living unit in detail sufficient to enable the Community Development Director to determine whether such plans comply with the objective architectural criteria for such units pursuant to Section 12.19.21. Attached secondary living units shall be architecturally integrated into the building design of the existing single-family dwelling.
The entrance to the secondary living unit shall not be located on the same building elevation as the entrance to the existing single-family dwelling, unless one of the entrances is screened from public view so as to not give the appearance oftwo (2) entrances on the same building elevation.
Building and development fees required for secondary living units shall be paid upon issuance of building permit.
A separate sewer lateral connection shall be required for each secondary living unit. Whererequiredbyotherutilityproviders,separateutilityservicesand meters shall be provided.
The applicant shall submit with the application for a building permit a copy of the deed to the property and any other recorded documents evidencing any conditions, covenants, and restrictions applicable to the lot where the secondary living unit is proposed.