Planning and Building Permit Costs for An Accessory Dwelling in Santa Cruz, CA

At New Avenue we have paid over 30 different types of permits to get residential projects approved.  These are “normal” projects too such as additions, remodels, restorations, accessory dwellings accessory structures and custom homes.

One of the architects who is a partner at New Avenue’s recently completed in depth research for the permits required for a new Accessory Dwelling in Berkeley, CA.   Here are his findings for the costs of all of the required permits.

We guarantee your project will be different!  This is a great starting point if you are researching.  Most people have never heard of all these fees.

Parks; Child Care



Can we connect to the main home, and do we need a new meter?

New meter. Soquel Water District assessments, in the aggregate


Planning/Zoning – Affordable Housing Impact Fee


Planning/Zoning – Environmental + Planning Zoning


Building Plan Check – Building,Green, Inspections General Plan, Soils (if required)


Public Works – Roads, Drainage, Impervious, Sewer, Transportation reviews







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