San Luis Obispo (City), California
|Name||Recreational Vehicles as Tiny Houses in Residential Zones|
|Municipality||San Luis Obispo (City)|
|Zoning Districts||Owner-Occupied Single-Family Residential Zones|
|Municipal Code||Recreational Vehicles: Use as Dwelling; Parked on Private Lot (17.86.210.E)|
|Authority||Community Development Department|
The Community Development Department has created zoning regulations which included provisions for Tiny Homes on Wheels in the backyard of a site with an owner-occupied single-family resident.
Tiny Homes on Wheels are also referred to as Recreational Vehicles (RV) according to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and is required to receive a certification from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and registration by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
A Tiny Home on Wheels shall not have its wheels removed, all wheels and leveling/support jacks shall sit on a concrete, paved or compacted gravel surface sufficient to support its weight. Tiny Homes with wheels removed and placed on a foundation are defined as a Dwelling Unit, or Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), subject to additional requirements and California Building Code.
Community Development Department
919 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Updated: Loran – January 2021
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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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