Accessory Dwelling Unit Information

The Summit County Land Use & Development Code allows for accessory apartments and caretaker units in certain zoning districts, with certain restrictions. Accessory apartments and caretaker units require administrative review by the Summit County Planning Department prior to the issuance of a building permit.  

Regulations on Accessory Units

There have been various types of covenants recorded on properties with Accessory Apartments since 1982 when "Secondary Units" were added to the Code. All of these covenants have different requirements in regards to rental terms such as employment, rental procedures, friends and family and vacancy.  

If you have any question about your Accessory Apartment please contact the Housing Department.

If you are looking for help renting your accessory unit, please contact the Summit Combined Housing Authority at