Placer (County), California
|Name||Movable Tiny Home as ADU, Primary Unit in certain Zones and Cluster Lot Development|
|Zoning Districts||Generally, zones that permit Residential Uses|
|Municipal Code||Section 17.56.400 Moveable Tiny Houses|
|Authority||Planning Services Division|
As part of the Housing Related Code Amendments approved in Summer 2022, Placer County has approved movable tiny homes:
- as ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units or “Accessory Homes”)
- as primary units in certain zones
- in cluster lot developments (“moveable tiny house communities”)
Creation of moveable tiny houses, under Article 17.56, Section 17.56.400 (Moveable Tiny Houses) establishes general regulations to guide the location, design, and development for moveable tiny houses. A tiny house is required to have its own address, either through an electrical permit or through a sewer or septic permit if the tiny house uses solar; and must be licensed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. It will also have to meet the standards of the base zone, or the standards of an accessory dwelling unit if the tiny house is being used as an accessory home. Based on concerns about design, language was added to mandate design which respects the surrounding neighborhood and does not allow for recreational vehicles or campers to qualify as tiny houses.
County of Placer
3091 County Center Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
Updated 10/23 – Laura
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Building Code — Legislation that speaks to how to construct a tiny house.
Zoning Code — Legislation that speaks to how the lot will be used.
ADU — Accessory Dwelling Unit
DMV — Division of Motor Vehicles
IB — Industrialized Buildings
IRC — International Residential Code
PUD — Planned Unit Development
RV — Recreational Vehicle
SF — Single Family Dwelling
T — Transitional Housing
UDO — Unified Development Ordinance
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