Palo Alto Regulations



BACKYARD OFFICE REQUIREMENTS:

Permit Restrictions

  • No planning permit is required as long as all zoning regulations are followed

  • A building permit is required for sheds > 120 square feet

  • Adding electrical would trigger a building permit

  • Adding slab foundation (if needed) would not trigger any permit

Setback and Height Restrictions


ADU REQUIREMENTS:



Zoning Restrictions

  • All single-family homes are permitted to have ADUs

  • All multi-family homes are permitted to have ADUs

Size Restrictions

Setback and Height Restrictions

Other Restrictions