Last Updated: 01/17/2020

Unauthorized Dwelling Unit (UDU) Screening Request & Affidavit

An Unauthorized Dwelling Unit, or UDU, is defined in Planning Code Section 317(b)(13) as one or more rooms within a building that have been used, without the benefit of a permit, as a separate and distinct living or sleeping space independent from other Residential Units on the property. A completed UDU affidavit must be submitted in addition to this form.

Planning Staff may request a UDU screening for permits for interior work to determine if a project removes certain features that allow the space to operate as a separate unit. Scopes of work that may require UDU screening include but are not limited to:

  • Removal of direct or indirect access doors
  • Removal of a full bathroom
  • Removal of a kitchen
  • Removal of a wet bar
  • Addition of a staircase to create an interior connection between floors

Contact the Planning Information Center (PIC) at 415.558.6377 or for further information or help in the preparation of this item.

Español: Si desea ayuda sobre cómo llenar esta solicitud en español, por favor llame al 415.575.9010. Tenga en cuenta que el Departamento de Planificación requerirá al menos un día hábil para responder.

中文: 如果您希望獲得使用中文填寫這份申請表的幫助,請致電415.575.9010。請注意,規劃部門需要至 少一個工作日來回應。

Tagalog: Kung gusto mo ng tulong sa pagkumpleto ng application na ito sa Filipino, paki tawagan ang 415.575.9010. Paki tandaan na mangangailangan ang Planning Department ng hindi kukulangin sa isang araw na pantrabaho para makasagot.

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