Accessory Dwelling Units

Sheridan’s City Council approved ordinance 10-2021 on November 8th, 2021 after two years of discussion with Sheridan residents, Planning Commission and City staff. The final ordinance can be found below:

Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs, are an additional, self-contained housing unit that is secondary to the main residence on a single-family lot. One of the key benefits ADU_typesof ADUs is their ability to blend into existing neighborhoods with minimal impact to the overall “look” and “feel” of established residential areas. Many cities have used ADUs to address housing shortages and affordability in areas with predominately single-family land uses without significantly changing the character of these neighborhoods.

Find out if you are eligible for an accessory dwelling unit using the map below:

WATCH: Joint Study Session for Accessory Dwelling Units 

The Planning Commission met with City Council during a joint study session regarding accessory dwelling units within the city of Sheridan.

Below are a few other past presentations from the Planning Commission:

Sheridan Planning and Zoning Commission Resolution 4-2021

Building Codes and ADUs 9-11-19 (PDF)

ADUs and Zoning Presentation 10-2-19 (PDF)                                                                                                                    

Licensing, Incentives, and Utilities 11-6-20 (PDF)

ADU Update and Metro Mayor’s Caucus Workshop 2-5-20 (PDF)

Draft ADU Ordinance Outline Review 3-4-20 (PDF)

You can also check out our most recent Planning Commission Meeting packet here.

We would love to hear your thoughts and concerns as we continue our discussions! For questions, comments, or concerns please email our Planning and Zoning Department at planner@ci.sheridan.co.us.