San Leandro ADU Permits and Regulations

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

San Leandro ADU Resources

City Code of Ordinances

Learn about ADU regulations in the city of San Leandro

San Leandro’s ADU Ordinance and Updates

Learn about ADU regulations in San Leandro

Rental rate trends in San Leandro

The average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment in San Leandro is $2,300

San Leandro building permits

Building permit information for San Leandro

City Planner Info

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!


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


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

Primary Residence Setback 10’

Side and Rear Setback

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

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