NovatoNovato is the northernmost city in Marin County, California, and is located approximately 29 miles north of San Francisco and 37 miles northwest of Oakland. Novato, which covers 28 square miles, has a population of nearly 53,000—a density about one-half of San Rafael, and nearly one-third of Petaluma or Vallejo. Novato has a rural atmosphere largely because of its low population density and the high amount of open space and parks in and near the City.
Novato ADU Permits and Regulations Resources
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
45’ Note: Front setbacks vary by zoning, please talk to a home specialist to confirm
Primary Residence Setback
Side and Rear Setback