Permitting an un-permitted ADU in E. Oakland

1 Reply | Oakland, California

I purchased a SFR in east Oakland in 2017, The garage had been converted into an in-law unit many years ago. Is there a way for me to get the already existing ADU permitted? I do not currently rent it, I actually live in it and rent the main 3BR 2BTH house. Can anyone point me in the right direction or do I just need to tear it down and start from scratch legally?

@Ernie Espinoza check the records office if they have as-builts. What’s your intent? If there are no records, you won’t be able to rent it out except for maybe abnb. If you want to rent it out, it will have to be rebuilt granted the city allows you within their zoning ordinances.