Can I convert my garage into an extra room?
This is a growing problem in the city of San Pablo. Since there is a requirement for two covered parking spaces for each single family, condominium, or apartment dwelling, converting the garage is not possible. In some instances, it may not be possible to locate a useable carport or garage on older, very small lots and still stay outside the setback areas. If the lot can accommodate an additional garage or carport to meet the parking requirement, then converting an existing garage may be possible. Consult with the Planning Division before taking on this project.

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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?