Accessory Dwelling Units are residential housing units that function as as a secondary use to a primary use on an existing property. They function as fully independent living quarters with a kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping area. Examples are:
- “Mother-in-law" cottages
- Tiny Homes
- Garage apartments
ADUs are more affordable because they are smaller in size than a full-size home or apartment. Tampa’s code allows ADUs to be constructed in Seminole Heights and the area around Lowry Park. Everywhere else in the City, ADUs may only be created for a family member and are called Extended Family Residences (EFR). The main residence must be owner-occupied. Other developments and use regulations apply.