Tacoma’s ADU Legislation Was Effective May 1st. Have you applied for a permit yet?

In mid-March of this year, Tacoma City Council adopted an ordinance which included many changes to the City’s Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) regulations. As many of you know, ADUs are an infill housing option intended to provide flexibility to homeowners and increase the variety of housing options and price points. With Tacoma’s new code package, ADUs builder are able to build ADUs citywide that are consistent with neighborhood scale and patterns.

Tacoma is now welcoming ADU permit applications under the new regulations, which took effect on the first of May. A new Accessory Dwelling Units Design Guide and an updated ADU Tip Sheet are now available to help answer questions, both located on Tacoma’s website.

To learn more, view www.tacomapermits.org/accessory-dwelling-units or www.cityoftacoma.org/DADU. If you have further questions or interest, please contact Senior Planner Elliott Barnett at elliott.barnett@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5389.