What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

In Maple Ridge, an accessory dwelling unit (or ADU) includes secondary suites and detached garden suites (also known as coach or carriage houses) in residential areas.

Accessory Dwelling Unit Review

The City undertook a review of the regulations for secondary suites and detached garden suites (DGS) in late 2017 and included a DGS Pilot Project. This webpage includes information and details on this process.

What has Changed?

On January 26, 2021 Council removed the owner occupancy regulatory requirement in the Zoning Bylaw to expand housing choice and encourage more rental units. Please visit the "Detached Garden Suites" or "Secondary Suites" webpages for more information. 

Looking for More Information?

Please feel free to contact the Planning Department by emailing the department or phone at 604-467-7341.