This matrix provides high level information and does not reflect the many nuances, special circumstances, and other exceptions which may be contained within a town's zoning by-laws. For the most complete information, please reference the individual town zoning bylaws or call the Lower Cape Housing & ADU Resource Center for assistance.
pd – principal dwelling
+ Special permit required if ADU is a detached structure
× Special permit required for detached structure with bedrooms
° Special permit is required if located in National Seashore Park
*Real property containing an ADU for which a valid permit or Certificate of Occupancy does not exist may apply for a permit or C.O. Amnesty. Provision expires in 2024.