Los Angeles is considered one of the most viable places to build an ADU. When looking into building an ADU in LA, pay attention to both city and county ordinances. If you reside in the city of Los Angeles you must follow the city’s ADU guidelines. If you live in an unincorporated community of LA county you would follow the county’s guidelines. Building an ADU in Los Angeles In 2021 Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced an initiative to give builders and homeowners pre-approved ADU building plans to allow for a faster and less expensive permitting process. You can find those on LA’s Department of Building & Safety website: https://www.ladbs.org/adu/standard-plan-program/approved-standard-plans.
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