FAQ Topic: Pre-Approved ADU Submital

Step 4. Plan check approval

Once the project materials are revised to reflect any missing information and are approved by the Planning Division, visit the Building Division page to submit the necessary documents for Building Division electronic plan check review. Provide the following necessary forms, applications, and handouts to the Building Division: Site Plan Hold Harmless Agreement Cover Page of … Continued

Step 3. Upload required documents and payment

Upon approval of your new Pre-Approved ADU request, you will be invited (via email) to create and account and submit your project materials into a portal for review. Please follow the E-Plan Check Review Upload and Submittal GuideĀ for file naming, size requirements and uploading instructions. You will have 5 days to upload your files after … Continued

Step 2. Submit a request for an electronic plan check

Prepare your site plan and click here to request an electronic plan review for a new Pre-Approved ADU. Please allow up to 3 business days for our staff to process your request and respond with an email with further instruction. While you wait for a response, complete the following required documents in addition to your … Continued

Step 1. Qualify

To utilize Santa Ana’s Pre-Approved ADU Plans, your property must meet the following requirements: Zoned for a single-family or two-family residential property Not in a flood zone Not in a historical district Not in an SD-19 zone Not in a SD-40 zone

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