Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Getting an Accessory Dwelling Unit ProcessTry Symbium Build for Milpitas, to find and sketch ADU designs that fit your property and your needs, connect with ADU professionals, and get your free report with all the information you need to get started.

Examples of Accessory Dwelling Units Opens in new windowToolkit for Accessory Dwelling Units

This Toolkit (PDF) was created as a resource to help residents of Milpitas build a second unit. It provides a detailed, step-by-step approach to the entire project-from getting started to assisting homeowners in the process of building a second unit. The workbook was designed to provide useful information and reduce the uncertainty in what can feel like a complicated process.

Kristy Lakin Accessory Dwelling UnitADU Mondays

An online appointment platform has been created where you will be able to schedule a virtual meeting with members from Building Safety, Planning, and Land Development to explore the development of an ADU.

Please answer a few brief questions and schedule your ADU Monday appointment. We look forward to assisting you.

The Building Safety and Housing Department launched the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Incentive Program and the Safe ADU Legalization Program which feature the waiver of all City permitting fees for the construction of a new ADU and legalization of a non-permitted ADU or JADU.