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Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) defined by the Burlingame Municipal Code, is an additional residential dwelling unit on a parcel occupied solely by a single-family residence that provides complete independent living facilities for one or more persons. It shall include permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation purposes on the same parcel as the  primary single-family dwelling is situated in one of the following forms (Section 25.08.573):

A. New Detached: The unit is separated from the primary structure.
B. New Attached: The unit is attached to the primary structure.
C. Repurposed Existing Space: Legal space (e.g. master bedroom) within the primary residence or extra space in a garage is converted into an independent living unit.

Accessory Dwelling Units - Chapter 25.59 (Zoning Code)

Accessory Dwelling Unit - Informational Handout

Application Form

Please contact the Planning Division at (650)558-7250 or planningdept@burlingame.org for additional assistance.