San Jose (City), California
|Name||Tiny House On Wheels as ADU|
|Municipality||San Jose (City)|
|Zoning Districts||R-1, R-2, R-M on lots that have one single-family residence|
|Municipal Code||Section 20.30.495 and Section 20.200.327|
|Authority||Housing & Community Development Commission, City Council|
Modeled after the LA City ordinance, the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ordinance approval permits Movable Tiny Houses as permissible and permanently habitable accessory dwelling units.
San Jose offers a no-fee consultation with a City Planner who can answer your questions on this Tiny Home of Wheels Permit Checklist https://www.sanjoseca.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=59298. Due to COVID-19, please use email below and a planner will respond with an email or will call you.
For Section C: Property Designations of the THOW Permit Checklist, visit www.sjpermits.org and tap “Permits & Property Information”; enter your address; on the next screen, click on your property and select “Property Information.” A list of designations will appear.
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200 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
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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