Mountain View

Nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community, ideally located in the heart of the Silicon Valley (10 miles north of San Jose and 35 miles south of San Francisco). At just over 12 square miles, the City is home to over 83,500 residents, many nationally and internationally known corporations, and a thriving small business base. Mountain View prides itself on providing excellent public services and facilities that meet the needs of a caring and diverse community in a financially responsible manner. While leading the region in innovation and ideas, the City remains committed to the traditional values of strong neighborhoods and citizen involvement. Mountain View boasts strong safety and public education records and is considered one of the best places to live in the Bay Area.
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Mountain View ADU Permits and Regulations Resources

Learn about ADU regulations in the city of Mountain View
Learn about ADU regulations in Mountain View
the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Mountain View, CA is $4,685. This is a 20% increase compared to the previous year.
Building permit information for Mountain View
City Planner 650-903-6306
When it comes to financing your ADU, our friends at San Mateo Credit Union offer ADU Loans, reach out to one of our home specialists for an introduction!


Max ADU Size
Lot under 9,000 sqft: 600 sqft Lot between 9,000 and 1000 sqft: 650 sqft Lot over 10,000 sqft: 800 sqft
Front Setback
45’ Note: Front setbacks vary by zoning, please talk to a home specialist to confirm
Primary Residence Setback
Side and Rear Setback