Homeowner's Workshops

El Cerrito Homeowner's Workshop Series Presents:


FAQ's on ADU's



Thursday, July 26, 2018
6:30PM-8:30PM

El Cerrito City Council Chambers
10890 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530

As the next installment in the City’s Homeowner Workshop series, the City will be hosting a workshop for homeowners interested in developing an Accessory Dwelling Unit. Accessory Dwelling Units (also known as ADUs, in-law units, granny flats, backyard cottages, etc.) are small second units, with kitchen and bath facilities, that are permitted on owner-occupied residential properties.

The City’s recently revised ADU requirements removed obstacles for some homeowners wishing to develop an ADU. ADUs can provide a much-needed housing option for family members and other community members and can provide a source of income for homeowners. The workshop will also provide information about Junior ADUs, which are bedrooms with exterior access that have small cooking facilities and access to a shared bathroom.

To register, contact Jennifer Peat in the Community Development Department by email or call 510-215-4362. Sign up here for our E-Newsletter to receive updates on this and more workshops and events.

Previous Workshops:

This First 72


This workshop explained how to prepare for and what to do after a major disaster such as a fire or earthquake, focusing on the first 72 hours.



Brace & Bolt Program


A workshop on the state’s “Earthquake Brace + Bolt” program which provides homeowners with up to $3,000 each to strengthen the foundations of their homes and lessen the potential for earthquake damage.



Home Components Workshop
This workshop covered the components of a home in simple and easy to understand terms.Upon explaining home components, attention will be paid to common issues and defects related to water heater strapping, hand rails and water traps, among other items.