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Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
What is an ADU?
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are secondary living areas on a residential lot or within the main home. ADUs are often referred to as ancillary apartments, mother-in-law suites/cottages, granny flats, or guesthouses. These residential units are smaller than the main home and include a sleeping area, sanitary facilities, and gas/electrical facilities for cooking. ADUs can come in a number of forms, such as:
Above a detached garage
A separate structure in the backyard
Attached to the main house as a converted basement or attic
Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Proposed Ordinance
The Florence City Council and Planning Commission have discussed implementing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Florence city limits. This would allow property owners in specific zones throughout the city to have a second dwelling unit on their property as long as certain criteria are met.
Code Enforcement: Did you know?
In addition to their yards, the cleanliness and weed maintenance of the alleyway and the tree lawn (space between the sidewalk and curb in the front/side yard) is the responsibility of the homeowner. Please keep these areas clean and clear of weeds, leaves, trash, and debris.
Sidewalks must remain clear of obstruction, including but not limited to snow, ice, mud, dirt, trash, stone, coal, firewood, boxes, barrels, crates, tables, and vehicles. The occupant of the adjacent property is responsible to maintain these areas.
There are restrictions on where property owners may place sheds or accessory structures on their property. Please contact the Planning Department if you are unsure whether you are following the setback requirements for your zone district.
Citizens are required to obtain a poultry license in order to have ducks or chickens on their property. Only female chickens and ducks are allowed (no roosters or drakes), and no more than eight (8) are allowed per single-family dwelling. Click here for more information from the Florence Municipal Code.