Can I add onto my house?
Yes, the City of San Pablo encourages a well planned home addition. House additions are allowed up to the limits of the minimum setback and maximum lot coverage requirements. Refer to the answer to Question 4 for typical residential setbacks. Typical maximum lot coverage is 45%, and a Design Review permit is required "for all additions over 120 square feet" including any accessory buildings. (An accessory building is a detached, subordinate building, not designed or used for human habitation).

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1. Can I add onto my house?
2. Can I change the zoning or General Plan designation of my property?
3. What is the zoning of my property, and what are the yard/setback requirements?
4. What are setbacks?
5. What is zoning?
6. Can I convert my garage into an extra room?
7. Can I build a storage shed/shop/garage in my backyard?
8. Can I add a second-floor above my existing residence?
9. What is a parcel?
10. Where can I build a six-foot fence?
11. Is my property in the earthquake fault zone?
12. I bought a house with an illegal addition. How do I make things legal?