Project: Constructing an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

The City of Irvine is reviewing Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (JADU) applications per state statute. Please contact the Development Assistance Center via email at or by phone at 949-724-6308 with any additional questions. A completed Residential Accessory Dwelling Unit (RADU) application and ADU Verification Form are required for all ADU and JADU projects.

Submittal Instructions

READY TO BEGIN? Your completed Permit Application application must be submitted online using the IrvineReady! Online Permit Submittal Portal. We recommend keeping this webpage open in a different tab so you can refer to the information below.

IrvineReady! works best on Google Chrome, rather than Safari or Microsoft Edge.

When you click the button below to go to IrvineReady, you will first be prompted to create an account, or to log into an existing account.

Video Link: How to Create an Account in IrvineReady!

After creating an account and logging in, click the green plus button to the lower right-hand side of the window to start a new submittal.

In the “Project Type” drop-down menu, select “For Permitting--Other” as the permit type.

Video Link: Preparing Documents for Upload into IrvineReady!


Next Steps

  • After submitting your plans, City staff will review the information for completeness within approximately two business days. If additional information is needed, you will be notified.
  • You will be emailed a link to pay required fees. Visit the Fee Schedule page for additional information and current fee rates
  • After payment is received, your project will be processed for review.