Marin County recently launched ADU Marin, a new website intended to guide residents through building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), such as a granny flat. The website includes information on permits and construction, ADU floor plans and a rent calculator.
Last January, county supervisors approved extended financial breaks on building and permit fees for ADUs in Marin County. Permit fees will be waived up to $10,000 if the ADUs are rented to tenants with household incomes below 80 percent of the local median.
“In the bigger picture, we hope people will investigate ADUs as a way to improve the quality of life for our workforce,” said Jillian Nameth Zeiger, a planner with the Community Development Agency’s Housing and Grants Division. “Providing a home for an individual or family can be rewarding and promote a feeling of community.”
To introduce the website tools to residents, ADU Marin will be hosting a series of webinars from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Oct. 26 and 29, and Nov. 5. Visit the website to register.