Anaheim ADU permits and regulations

Disneyland is the main draw here, but the city thrives outside the resort’s walls too. Anaheim uses a zoning system for construction, so be sure to check the resources below carefully as you plan your ADU project.

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Anaheim ADU resources

City code of ordinances

Organized by subject matter and regularly updated.

ADU regulations

Building laws specific to Anaheim

Rental rate trends

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Anaheim is $1,673 as of June 2021. For a two-bedroom, it’s $2,040.

Building permit information

Links related to fees, applications, and more.

Anaheim Planning Services Department

(714) 765-5280

Financing options

Learn about traditionals and alternative lending products.

Anaheim ADU laws: Fast facts

Maximum ADU size

Lot under 9,000 sq. ft.: 600 sq. ft.
Lot between 9,000 and 1,000 sq. ft.: 650 sq. ft.
Lot over 10,000 sq. ft.: 800 sq. ft.

Front setback

Varies by zone.

Additional setbacks and other requirements may apply.

Events and news

Keep up to date on the world of ADUs.

California's New ADU Laws: What You Should Know

Article covering important changes to regulations in 2020 and 2021.

Building an ADU in California

Learn about the Villa process and the advantages of building with us.

Get a free Anaheim assessment

Find out if a Villa prefab ADU is right for your property.

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