Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) & Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADU) FAQ
In 2020, the State of California updated legislation pertaining to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADU's), formerly referred to as Second Dwelling Units. The City updated the previous ADU Ordinance to comply with State guidelines.
Covenants and Agreement for Accessory Dwelling Units and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units
When an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) or Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (JADU) is legally created on or after April 16, 2021, a Covenant and Agreement for Accessory Dwelling Unit/Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit Structure (Covenant) shall be required as specified in Brea City Code (BCC) Section 20.208.040(P)(4). Attached is a list of steps necessary to record a Covenant. This checklist should be reviewed with a Planner at the Permit Counter and an unrecorded Covenant must be submitted with your plans. A Covenant will not be accepted unless accompanied by plans submitted for Plan Check.