Homeowner Services

Accessory Dwelling Unit Services

  • Complimentary Phone Consultations
  • Feasibility Assessments
  • Design and Permitting Services

 

Details 

  • Complimentary Phone Consultations

We are here to answer your questions! You’ll tell us about your home and property and what you are looking for in an accessory dwelling unit. We’ll provide a general overview of the regulations in your town, configuration options, financing options, and income opportunities.

  • Feasibility Assessment for Junior Accessory Dwelling Units 

Generous grant funding from the Marin County Board of Supervisors allows us to offer this service at no cost to Marin County homeowners who want to create long-term rental housing; for others the cost is $250. We’ll visit your home and look at spare bedrooms and ancillary spaces which may be converted into a private rental unit. We’ll measure the interior space and discuss layout options, and review exterior access.

  • Feasibility Assessment for Accessory Dwelling Units

Generous grant funding from the Marin County Board of Supervisors allows us to offer an onsite visit of up to one hour at no cost to Marin County homeowners who want to create long-term rental housing; for time spent beyond one hour, the cost is $100/hour.  For homeowners outside of Marin County, and for those not creating long-term rental housing, the cost is $250 for the first hour, and $100/hour for any additional time required.

We’ll visit your home and look at the opportunities you may have to create an accessory dwelling unit. We’ll measure the interior space and discuss layout options, and review exterior access. We’ll consult with your town’s planning department to find out about any special zoning (parking, hillside, flood zone, etc.) that applies to your property and may impact what you are allowed to do. Then we’ll create a written report to document requirements. These studies average four to five hours.

  • Design and Permitting Services – $100/hour

We’ll use our small-space expertise to develop a design for your unit that optimizes the space and meets your needs. We can draw the plans you’ll need for an accessory dwelling unit or junior unit planning permit, and help you to apply for the permit. If you like, we’ll help you select materials and finishes for the project, and can even shop with you for cabinets and appliances. Low income Marin County homeowners who qualify can receive initial design services at no cost thanks to a generous grant from the Marin Community Foundation.