If you interested in exploring building an ADU or JADU on your property, you can find information about both in Belvedere Municipal Code, Title 19.79 – Accessory Dwelling Units and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units. If you have questions, please contact the Planning & Building Department by email or call (415) 435-3838.
FAQ Topic: Planning FAQs
Your roof project will need Planning review and approval as it will require you to file either a Design Review Application or a Design Review Exemption Application. New roofs as wells as repairs and replacement to existing roofs are governed by Belvedere Municipal Code, 20.04.140 – Materials and Colors Used. The code specifies that all … Continued
The planning review and approval process is referred to as Design Review. Most all exterior changes, including fences, require Design Review. This is true even if a building permit is not required for the same project. The following Municipal Code and Policies govern new and existing fences including repair and replacement. Please review before starting … Continued
There are few ways you can provide feedback on a neighbor’s home project including: Talk to Your Neighbor – The best way to learn more about your neighbor’s home project is to talk directly to your neighbor. Your neighbor can provide an overview of the project, and depending on what stage the project is in, … Continued
The applicant or any interested party may file an appeal with the City Council from any denial, approval or conditional approval of any application by the Planning Commission. The appeal must be filed with the City Clerk no later than 10 calendar days after the Planning Commission’s action. The purpose of an appeals is to … Continued
Yes, you can typically add up to two Accessory Dwelling Units.
No, while local governments may impose certain development standards on ADUs, these standards shall not include minimum lot size, floor area, or coverage requirements.
In order to comply with State requirements and therefore streamlined administrative review, ADUs and JADUs are subject to the following requirements: Maximum height of 16 feet. 850 square feet or less, or 1,000 square feet for ADUs with two bedrooms. No setback required unless proposed ADU is a new structure, then 4 feet minimum side … Continued
You can find information on trimming and/or removing a tree in Belvedere here. Note that removal of most trees in Belvedere require a permit.
To get started on a home project, go here in the Planning & Building Department section. Note that the process depends on the size of your home project. Smaller home projects are relatively simple and quick to approve. Larger home projects are more complex and require more time for approval.