Sunnyvale ADU Laws & Regulations

Zoning

R-0/R-1/R-2/Residential DSP blocks

Lot Size

R-0 require min. 6,000 sq.ft.

R-1 require min. 8,500 sq.ft.

R-2/Residential DSP blocks require min. 5,000 sq.ft. (R-2 also require a 1,000 sq.ft. open space minimum)

Maximum ADU Floor area

Min. 150 sq.ft., max. 700 sq.ft.

Rear Yard Coverage

Lot coverage zoning requirements found in Title 19 must be satisfied.

No. Bedrooms

2 bedrooms

Kitchen

Full kitchen facility required (permanent range, counter, refrigerator, sink)

Bath

Required

Parking

NA

Setbacks

Front

Side

Rear


20ft

4ft

4ft

Height

16ft

Design

Building Code

Entryways

Required, cannot be on same wall plane as main entrance

Second Address

Required, assigned separate address

ADU Regulation Website

https://sunnyvale.ca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23584