Accessory Dwelling Units


As part of the City of Menifee’s efforts to plan for housing needs of the community, the City is working on ways to accommodate a variety of housing in Menifee.  One way is by offering Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) plans to residents making it easier to build ADUs in Menifee. 

What is an ADU?

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also known as a "second unit," "in-law unit" or "granny flat" is an attached or detached residential accessory structure on a residential lot that provides independent living facilities for one or more persons. 

Benefits of adding ADUs to your property:

  • Creates more affordable housing 
  • Provides housing for relatives or friends
  • Allows seniors to age in place
  • Increases property value
  • Creates opportunity to earn extra income as a rental unit

Permit Ready ADU Plans and ADU Guidance Handbook

The City of Menifee is working with Design Path Studio to design the ADU plans, along with an ADU Guidance Handbook that will be a user friendly guide that will show how to successfully obtain permits to build an ADU. The plans will be complete sets of code-compliant construction plans and will range in a variety of floorplans and architectural styles.

ADU - StudioADU - 1 BedroomADU - 2 BedroomADU - 3 Bedroom

Upcoming Community Meeting! 

Please join us for a presentation of the ADU Plan designs and learn more about how the ADU Plans could assist you. Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 6:00PM | City Hall, Council Chambers | 29844 Haun Road Menifee, CA 92586 (In person meeting only)

ADU Plans are an SB 2 Funded Effort

In March of 2019, the State of California released a Notice of Funding Availability for the Senate Bill 2 (SB2) Planning Grants Program. SB2 was part of a 15-bill housing package aimed at addressing the State's housing shortage and high housing costs. Specifically, it establishes a permanent source of funding intended to increase the affordable housing stock in California. In June of 2020, the City was a awarded with SB2 funds to streamline housing production. One of the selected projects was to prepare permit ready accessory dwelling unit (ADU) plans and an ADU Guidance Handbook. The plans are intended to incentivize, streamline, and minimize costs to homeowners wishing to build an ADU.

For More Information:

Please contact Doug Darnell with the Community Development Department at (951) 723-3744 or by email