onelove08mar…, Renter in Oceanside, CA

can you change you garage into a bedroom legally?

Asked by onelove08marley, Oceanside, CA Mon Sep 10, 2012

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Depends on where you are, what jurisdiction etc., in general, however, no.

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In most cases it is possible to convert garage into bedroom legally. You will need to obtain all permits and certificate of occupancy to use SQF.

Best way to start is to go to your local department of building and safety - they should be able to explain to you all requirements and help you with all needed permits.


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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2012
Laura is correct. Typically, to do so also requires the addition of covered parking (a carport for instance) to be up to code. For resale value, keeping the garage will probably be more desirable to the average consumer. If you only have 2 bedrooms before the conversion of the garage, then this issue is debatable. You will need to visit the City Planning building in Van Nuys to get permits and other information for your project. I hope this info helps.
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Yes with proper permits but for resale reasons I would not recommend it unless its a 3 car garage and you use only a 1/3 of it.
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