PasadenaThe Planning & Community Development Department champions economic vitality and safe livable neighborhoods, which reflect, preserve, and enhance Pasadena’s unique cultural and historic character; the department also promotes informed decision-making which facilitates sustainable development, affordable housing and reinvestment in the community.
Pasadena 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