Properties in Bozeman with Accessory Dwelling Units are in high demand. Bozeman Planners call them ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units), but they’re also known as granny flats, in-law units, laneway houses, and secondary dwelling units.
An Accessory Dwelling Unit(ADU) is a really simple and old idea: having a second small dwelling right on the same grounds (or attached to) your regular single-family house. ADUs can be small interior apartments or separate backyard houses that share a parcel with a single-family residence.
There are three types of ADUs:
Regardless of its physical form (backyard cottage, basement apartment, etc.), legally an ADU is part of the same property as the main home. It cannot be bought or sold separately, as a condominium or a dwelling on wheels might be. The owner of the ADU is the owner of the main home.
Bozeman Accessory Dwelling Units have several benefits:
If an ADU is not allowed on the property because of lot size or width, another option could be a guest room/house which is an attached or detached accessory building used to house guests of the occupants of the principal building, and which is never rented or offered for rent. Any guest house providing cooking facilities (e.g., full-size dishwasher, more than a bar sink, or a stove) is considered a dwelling unit.
Bozeman zoning ordinance allows detached, internal, and internal addition ADUs in areas zoned R-2 through R-5.
Accessory dwelling units in the R-S and R-1 districts shall be permitted to be placed above garages only in subdivisions receiving preliminary plat approval after January 1, 1997.
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