Accessory Units

Accessory Dwelling Units

The Summit County Land Use and Development Code allows for accessory dwelling units (ADUs), in most residential zoning districts, with the requirement that they are rented to a member of the local workforce. In nearly all cases, ADUs are now reviewed with a building permit submittal and do not require planning "pre-approval." ADUs can be incorporated into your primary residence, above and below a detached garage, or as a stand-alone dwelling unit. 

If you are considering an ADU, there are some important factors to evaluate prior to submitting an application. The Department has created a Quick Reference Guide & Checklist to help consider options. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Summit County Planning Department at 970-668-4200 and the Summit County Housing Department at 970-668-4210.