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Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) City Regulations for

Woodside, CA

Woodside is a small incorporated town in San Mateo County, California. If visiting the area be sure to check out the beautiful Filoli Park or take a walk through the beautiful Purisima Creek Redwoods.


Attached: SCP/RR/SR/R-1/CC/MFRD

Detached: SCP/RR/SR/R-1/MFRD

Lot Size:

Attached: must meet zoning requirements.

Detached: must meet zoning requirements, except in R-1 districts where min. lot area is 20,000 sq.ft. For lots smaller than 1 acre, one attached or detached ADU is allowed. For lots larger than 1 acre but smaller than 1.5 acres, one attached and one detached ADU are allowed. For lots larger than 1.5 acres, two ADUs (attached or detached) are allowed.

Maximum ADU Floor Area:

Attached: not exceed 50% of main residence, or 1,500 sq.ft., whichever is less.

Detached: 1,500 sq.ft. max. Within a barn: no greater than 50% of barn footprint or 1,200 sq.ft, whichever is less.

Number of Bedrooms:



No min/max


Require separate kitchen facilities (permanent range, counters, refrigerator, sink) and bathroom.


One parking space per ADU. Off-street parking to be permitted in setback areas in locations determined by the Town, or through tandem parking, unless specific findings are made that parking in setback areas or tandem parking not feasible based upon specific site, regional, topographic, or fire and life safety conditions.


Requirements of § 153.049 related to apply. Additionally, development standards contained in this Chapter, including, but not limited to: height, setbacks, floor area, lot coverage, and landscaping to apply. Refer to Section 153.050.B.5 for reduced setback allowances for garage conversions.


Max. 17′


Must be subordinate to main dwelling and approved by Planning Director.

Rear Yard Coverage:

The requirements of § 153.049 related to accessory buildings shall apply


The Planning Director to be required to find that ADUs compatible with neighboring property and uses in height, bulk, location, appearance, color, materials and landscaping.