On December 6, 2023, the County Council will hold a public hearing regarding regulations for accessory dwelling units (ADUs). It is anticipated that regulations will be adopted that will prohibit detached ADUs in rural areas on lots that do not meet prescriptive lot area requirements (e.g., lots less than five acres in the Rural 5-Acre zone). Adopted regulations typically become effective ten days after the ordinance is signed by the county executive. This notice will be updated when the effective date is known. Please be aware that permit applications are vested to the regulations in effect at the time of filing a complete application.