Oakland (City), California
|Name||Vehicular Residential Facilities Permitted in all Residential Zones|
|Zoning Districts||All Residential Zones|
|Municipal Code||Ordinance 13666: Construction Innovation & Expanded Housing Options (CIO) -- Title 17.103.085 – Vehicular Residential Facilities|
|Authority||Planning & Building Department|
The City of Oakland, California is now tiny home friendly. The Mayor and City Council approved a sweeping set of ordinances that permit movable tiny homes as not only accessory dwelling units (ADUs), but also as units that can be placed on a city lot by itself or with other units.
Known as the Construction Innovation and Expanded Housing Options Ordinance (CIO), the updated zoning regulations:
- Allow residential occupancy of RVs and tiny homes on wheels on private property that are certified as safe and healthy,
- Allow mobile homes and manufactured homes in all zoning districts where residential uses are permitted,
- Establish density and opens space regulations for efficiency dwelling units, and
- Establish height regulations for modular construction.
Need More Info:
Press Release by Mayor Libby Schaaf, Council President Shang Thao and Councilmember Dan Kalb.
Planning & Building Department
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
Planning & Building Website
Updated: January 2021 – Loran
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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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