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cylinders12

Hi Maureen, I live in San Jose and want to convert my detached garage. How do I find out about lot size minimums?

   
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Maureen

Hi cylinders12 I assume you are talking about a legal secondary dwelling on your property yes? That is what we did. If so, here is a link to the outlined criteria and information about city planning and permitting. https://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/337/ If you just want an accessory unit, which is different, much less expensive to permit but much more restrictive on space use,, there is different information about that here.....

https://www.sanjoseca.gov/documentcenter/view/1729

Feel free to email me an ask any question. We completed our first conversion successfully, and the space was amazing, but ended up selling that house because another rare one came on the market and are now about to do the same thing again! I'm a glutton for punishment ;-) Happy to answer any questions. Best of Luck!

   
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cylinders12

Hi Maureen, thank you for the links and I would love to turn to you for advice. - thanks again Teresa

   

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