Novato ADU Permits and Regulations

As of January 1, 2020 the city of Novato updated their ADU zoning to comply with the state mandate and accommodate ADU’s. Since then, there’s been high demand from Novato homeowners looking to maximize their property.

Novato ADU Resources

City Code of Ordinances

Learn about ADU regulations in the city of Novato

Novato’s ADU Ordinance and Updates

Learn about ADU regulations in Novato

Rental rate trends in Novato

The average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment in Novato is $2,788

Novato building permits

Building permit information for Novato

City Planner Info

planning@novato.org
415-899-8989

Financing Options

When it comes to financing your ADU, our friends at San Mateo Credit Union offer ADU Loans, reach out to one of our home specialists for an introduction!

Regulations

Max ADU Size

Lot under 9,000 sqft: 600 sqft
Lot between 9,000 and 1000 sqft: 650 sqft
Lot over 10,000 sqft: 800 sqft

Front Setback

45’

Note: Front setbacks vary by zoning, please talk to a home specialist to confirm

Primary Residence Setback 10’

Side and Rear Setback
4’

Additional setback requirements may apply under the Building and Fire Codes or as a result of “no-build” easements or require compliance with existing easement restrictions.

Events & News

We are here to help you understand everything we’ve learned from ADU building

California's New ADU Laws: What You Should Know

What are Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)?

Building an ADU in California

We covered the new state laws, our process and the advantages of building with us.

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