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County of Ulster, Model Ordinance: Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

Accessory Uses    
New York
County Of Ulster   
Urban | Suburban | Rural
The County of Ulster Model Ordinance for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) is a guide for other municipalities in the county to adopt (in part or in whole) to promote and regulate ADUs. The goal of ADUs in the area is to increase the housing stock efficiently, increase affordability, provide smaller and more accessible housing options, and protect stability and property values. The model includes ADU requirements such as eligibility, number of ADUs permitted, occupancy and use, creation, density, approval, application fees/information, design, and administration and enforcement. Design requirements vary based on if the ordinance is addressing accessory apartments and accessory cottages.