What is an ADU?

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a residential unit that can be added within an existing single family home or as an addition to a single family home (attached), created by a garage conversion (attached or detached), or added as a new structure on your lot (detached). In all cases, ADUs are independent units that have their own kitchens, bathrooms, living areas and entrances. 

From City Code: “an accessory building, or portion of a building, designed or used exclusively for residential occupancy that is located in a single family dwelling or on the same lot and is subject to the use standards in Section 21.64.010 of the Annapolis City Zoning Code and the bulk regulations for buildings accessory to single family dwellings.” 

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1. What is an ADU?
2. Why build an ADU?
3. Are ADUs permitted in all neighborhoods?
4. How many ADUs can I build on my lot?
5. Does the owner need to live onsite?
6. How big can my ADU be?
7. If I rent my ADU, do I need a license?
8. Is additional parking required?
9. Do I need to meet environmental standards?