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Am I allowed to have an ADU in Vista?

According to the city of Vista FAQ Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU), “your property must be located in the following zones in order to allow for an ADU (the ADU can be attached, detached, or repurposed) to be built on the lot: R-1-B, R-1, E-1, A-1 and O-R zones. An ADU is also permitted if located within a repurposed existing space on any lot in a zone that allows single-family residences by right.” However, ADUs are not allowed in the Specific Plan No. 24, Shadowridge Specific Plan, and Vista Business Park Specific Plan.

  • R-1-B (Single-Family Residential)
  • R-1 (Single-Family Residential)
  • E-1 (Estates Residential)
  • A-1 (Agricultural)

City of Vista Zoning Map

Determine the Zoning for a property in the city of Vista CA. For specific zoning related questions please contact the city of Vista Community Development at 760-639-6100.

City of Vista Interactive Map

Here is where you can find the zoning for your home in Vista, CA

What is the minimum / maximize size for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU)allowed in Vista, CA?

According to the city of Vista FAQ on ADU webpage:

  • Attached ADU
    Maximum size of 50% of the primary residence or 1,200 square feet, whichever is less.
  • Detached ADU
    Maximum size of 1,200 square feet, which does not include square footage for a garage or non-habitable accessory structure proposed in conjunction with the ADU.

The city of Vista also has waived fees for ADU construction for some eligible ADU building projects.

Read the Vista, CA Development Code on Accessory Dwelling Units to learn about definitions, zones, requirements for an accessory dwelling units in Vista, size, development standards, height regulation, parking, architectural style, fees, and inspection authority.

The following is the link for more information on Chapter 18.31 of the Vista Development Code 

Do I need parking if I convert my garage into an ADU in Vista?

Typically yes. However, according the city of Vista ADU FAQ webpage, you may not be required to add parking for an ADU in Vista if any of the following applies.

  • The ADU is located within one-half mile of public transit.
  • The ADU is located within one block of a car share vehicle.
  • The ADU is located within an architecturally and historically significant historic district.
  • The ADU is part of the proposed or existing primary residence or part of an accessory structure. So if the ADU is created through a garage conversion, the ADU will not require a new parking space; however, you will need to replace the off-street parking spaces required for the single-family primary residence, that is two (2) required parking spaces plus two (2) guest parking spaces) on the same lot as the ADU, in any configuration (these can be covered, uncovered, or tandem spaces). 

Various California ADU laws also discuss the parking standards for building an ADU.

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