Los Altos Regulations


BACKYARD OFFICE REQUIREMENTS:

Permit Restrictions

  • Building Department requires a permit for sheds > 120 square feet

  • A planning/design review permit is required if a building permit is needed for the project

  • If the enclosed structure is > 6 ft, it requires a Site Permit and/or a Building Permit

  • The addition of a deck and overhang would potentially require a permit

  • The addition of slab foundation (if needed) would not require a permit

  • The addition of electrical work would require a building permit

Height and Setback Restrictions


ADU REQUIREMENTS:


Zoning Restrictions

  • All single-family homes are permitted to have ADUs

  • All multi-family homes are permitted to have ADUs

Setback and Height Restrictions

Other Restrictions