Are there design standards I need to follow?

Your ADU may be expected to comply with objective design standards, such as roof pitch, landscaping guidelines, and others. For instance, City of Placerville properties in Historic Districts require a review for consistency with historical criteria, and ADUs in architecturally controlled Community Services Districts require architectural approval before building permits are issued. Confirm applicable design guidelines with local staff before beginning the design process.

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