The Summit County Land Use and Development Code allows for accessory dwelling units (ADUs), in most residential zoning districts, with the requirement that they are rented to a member of the local workforce. In nearly all cases, ADUs are now reviewed with a building permit submittal and do not require planning "pre-approval." ADUs can be incorporated into your primary residence, above and below a detached garage, or as a stand-alone dwelling unit.
If you are considering an ADU, there are some important factors to evaluate prior to submitting an application. The Department has created a Quick Reference Guide & Checklist to help consider options.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Summit County Planning Department at 970-668-4200 and the Summit County Housing Department at 970-668-4210.