Often zoning laws change and what was permitted then is not now.. also inspectors sign off on all kinds of stuff... so it may be permitted by a fluke or otherwise mysterious circumstance...
i would check the permit records at the city to get the response.
There is no limit to the number of bathrooms you can have.
The tax records show it as a 3 br. Always has been. Im concerned that if we purchase the home it could be changed to a 2 br status. Can they do that?
2nd question to @ everyone
. In CA is there a limit to the number of full bathrooms per sq ft for a townhome. I wanna add a shower to the half bathroom. The unit is only 1800 sq ft and has 2 full baths already. But both are in 2 bedrooms. The 3rd br in question on this blog would have go into one of the 2 brs unless we can add a shower to the bathroom on main level. Thanks everyone. This was very helpful!
I've seen all sorts of things called bedrooms that I would not view as a legitimate bedroom. But before you put all kinds of time researching into it, my question is, are you interested in the home?
If you are, what difference does it make whether the bedroom is legal or not? Would knowing this impact your decision to buy? Would it impact the price you offer? If this home is of interest to you, feel free to pursue it - but clarify for yourself why this is important.
If you are not interested, move on and don't waste any time on this.
Best of luck.
In order to receive certificate of occupancy (make it a legal bedroom from garage) you must apply with department of building and safety.
If you converting garage into bedroom you must provide: plans for new bedroom, bedroom must have closet and at least one window, also you must show garage/car port that will be used instead garage that you are converting.
Hope this helps.
Beware of title records when trying to track all the permits associated with a home. There is often a disconnect between the county recorder's office and the building department. I've found that about 50% of title records are in error for homes that have been remodelled. Always go by building department records, never title records.