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Accessory Dwelling Units

Concerning increasing the number of converted accessory dwelling units.
2024 Regular Session
Local Government
Bill Summary

Section 1 of the bill creates a series of requirements related to accessory dwelling units in subject jurisdictions.

As established in the bill, a subject jurisdiction is the unincorporated portion of a county that is not within:

  • A unit owners' association; or
  • An area identified as having a high fire intensity on the fire intensity scale published as part of the Colorado state forest service wildfire risk viewer.

The bill requires a subject jurisdiction to allow, on or after January 1, 2025, subject to an administrative approval process, the conversion of an accessory dwelling unit. The bill also prohibits subject jurisdictions from applying a restrictive design or dimension standard to an accessory dwelling unit.

Section 2 grants the Colorado economic development commission the power to contract with the Colorado housing and finance authority for the operation of a program in which the Colorado housing and finance authority offers direct loans for the conversion of accessory dwelling units on owner-occupied land.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. S. Jaquez Lewis



The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details