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Secondary Dwellings

Last modified: 7/16/2013 4:32 PM

Santa Clara County provides for secondary dwellings in zoning districts that allow residential uses.  There are provisions specific to rural zoning districts and urban unincorporated districts, and they vary based on lot size.  The provisions are intended to allow for a specific, low-impact, form of housing within existing residential neighborhoods, consistent with the directive of California Government Code Section 65852.2.


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Secondary Dwellings: Rural Districts

Secondary Dwellings: Urban Districts

Deed Restriction Form

Information/Promotional Handout for Secondary Dwellings and Manufactured Housing