SECOND UNIT AMNESTY PERMIT
This Submittal Checklist is provided as a tool for Second Unit Amnesty applicants. The information/materials
listed in the box below must be gathered and assessed before a permit application is submitted. If you have
questions about the submittal requirements, please refer to the corresponding page number accompanying each item
for more information.
The Second Unit Amnesty information packet contains comprehensive information to help you understand and
determine the feasibility of obtaining a Second Unit Amnesty Permit. Materials include:
• Self–Assessment Checklist
• Permit Fact Sheet which explains the application process and includes useful phone numbers
• Second Unity Amnesty Guidelines (required criteria to grant a permit)
• Frequently Asked Questions
• Sample set of plans
• Zoning/Development Application
Basic Submittal Requirements
Completed “Zoning/Development Application” (attached).
Proof that unit was in existence prior to June 2003 (see Guidelines pg. 4, Item D1).
Completion of a Uniform Housing Code Inspection (see Guidelines pg. 4, Item D4).
Five (5) sets of plans
Site plan showing property lines, location of main residence and second unit, and locations
of parking spaces (see attached sample).
Accurately scaled floor plans for main residence and second unit, depicting size of main
house and second unit in square feet (see attached sample).
Second unit size must be larger than 220 square feet and no greater than 750 square feet
Size can exceed 750 square feet to a maximum of 1,000 square feet in very limited cases
(see pg 4, Item D2).
Proof that owner resides on property in either the main residence or the second unit (see
Guidelines pg. 4, Item D3).
Contact local fire department for a property inspection to