Building an ADU in Ridgefield Washington

What is an ADU?

Own a home in Ridgefield Washington? Been hearing this term ADU come up? My ADU is happy to help. The City of Ridgefield defines an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) as a dwelling unit in addition to the primary dwelling, that is designed, constructed, and used for the purpose of providing separate living accommodations that provide basic requirements for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation. An accessory dwelling is incidental to the primary dwelling and the scale or location of the accessory dwelling does not dominate the site. It may be within, attached to, or detached from the primary dwelling or existing accessory structures, such as a garage.

What applications are needed for an ADU?

If the proposed ADU is a new detached structure,  My ADU will submit the ADU Checklist application, as well as the required Master Land Use application. My ADU is your local Ridgefield ADU expert and will handle the permitting process in the City of Ridgefield for you, including a discussion with the Community Development Director.

Where can I build an ADU?

In Ridgefield, Washington ADUs are allowed in all residential zones.

How many ADUs can I build?

Ridgefield, Washington will allow only for one ADU to be created in conjunction with each single-family residence.

Are owners required to live on the property?

No.  My ADU is perfect for real estate investors in Vancouver, Washington.

What are the size limitations for an ADU?

ADUs in Ridgefield, Washington cannot exceed 50% of the square footage of the main home, not including the garage (whichever is less).

What about parking for an ADU?

No additional on-site parking is required in conjunction with the establishment of an ADU.

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