What Permits Do You Need To Build An ADU?


One of the most challenging parts of establishing an ADU is getting permits. It can be overwhelming to determine whether limitations and rules are relevant to your location. The laws and norms governing ADUs are improving all the time. Six bills that make it simpler for California homeowners to construct an ADU on their property have passed this year alone.

Most ADU licenses are granted in between four and six months. Your permission will be issued by the public works department of Los Angeles County if you reside in an unincorporated section of Los Angeles.

What are the steps towards building and finalizing an ADU?

  • We will submit your blueprints of the architectural drawings, floor plans, etc. to the planning department once they are completed.
  • Your plans will then undergo a permit review
  • Final design will be received
  • Building the ADU will begin

The amount of permits you require will differ, depending on whether you need an electrical permit or a building permit. The procedures you follow to acquire these permissions are determined by the laws of the city or state where you reside.

Homeowners will want a certificate of occupancy once the renovation is finished in order to move in. As a result, the building will need to be assessed, and its heating, plumbing, and electrical systems must all be in good operating order.

Since most offices and fitness centers don't require a separate kitchen, owners who are only seeking for some more space probably don't need to bother with all the required permits to create an ADU.

Obtaining a building permit is the most significant permit that can allow permission from your neighborhood to begin building the ADU. You must be aware of the limitations on ADUs in your city or town before you start creating your ADU. Designing an ADU that is larger than what is permitted and then attempting to obtain a permit for it would be a waste of time and effort for everyone. You would receive a rejection and be forced to start over.

Obtaining an electrical permit is needed when electricity is expected to be used for any basic amenities.

SKS Construction can assist in plan check, permitting, and even build of

your new ADU, making the process a breeze. It could be difficult to predict the specific permit costs without taking a look at the property since each ADU will be customized to your particular demands and preferences.

The management of permits, zoning, and ordinances must therefore be handled by a skilled design-build company, like SKS Construction.

SKS Construction is recognized as a leader in engineering and construction of New Construction, Seismic Retrofitting and Balcony Repairs. The SKS team is composed of in-house designers, licensed contractors, and experienced engineers around the clock to attend to your every engineering and construction need.

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