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  • What is an ADU?
    An ADU stands for Accessory Dwelling Unit, and it is a small living space that is legally part of the same property as the main home. ADUs can be used as a separate living area for extended family members, guests, or as a rental property.
  • What types of ADUs are allowed in Riverside?
    The city of Riverside allows for detached ADUs, attached ADUs, and Junior ADUs (JADUs) to be built on a property. Detached ADUs are separate structures from the main home, attached ADUs are built as an addition to the main home, and JADUs are built within the existing walls of the main home.
  • What are the requirements for building an ADU in Riverside?
    To build an ADU in Riverside, you must first obtain a building permit from the city. You will also need to meet zoning and parking requirements, and comply with building codes and fire safety regulations. The city also has a list of design guidelines that must be followed.
  • Can I rent out my ADU?
    Yes, you can rent out your ADU as a separate living space, but it is important to check with the city to ensure compliance with zoning and rental laws.
  • Can I use my ADU for short-term rentals such as Airbnb?
    This depends on the city's regulations, it is best to check with the city of Riverside for any specific restrictions or regulations regarding short-term rentals of ADUs.
  • What is the cost of building an ADU in Riverside?
    The cost of building an ADU in Riverside will vary depending on the size and type of ADU, as well as the materials and finishes chosen. It's important to budget for permits, inspections, and any necessary upgrades to the property's utility connections.

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