Can I convert my garage into extra dwelling space?

Recent changes in state law allow property owners to develop accessory dwelling units, including garage conversions, on residential properties. However, such modifications require a permit and must be completed in compliance with all applicable building and safety codes. Contact the Planning Division via email at or via phone at (805) 517-6258 with questions regarding Accessory Dwelling Units.

Conversion of a garage, shed, or other space without the benefit of permits poses a serious health and safety risk and is a violation of the Moorpark Municipal Code.  Work done without proper permits may be required to be removed.

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1. What are your business hours?
2. What is the best way to contact Code Compliance staff?
3. Do I need a permit?
4. Are my neighbors violating the Municipal Code?
5. I’d like to do business in Moorpark. What do I need to do?
6. Can I operate a business from my home?
7. I’d like to advertise my business with a sign. Is that okay?
8. Are my neighbors allowed to park in front of my house?
9. Can I put my trashcans or other objects in the right of way to save a parking spot?
10. Can I place building materials, a mobile storage unit (such as a POD or a shipping container) on the street?
11. Do I need a permit to put up a garden shed?
12. I’d like to get a dog/pony/chicken/wildebeest. Is that permitted in my neighborhood?
13. I’d like to rent my house on Airbnb or VRBO. Is that okay?
14. Can I convert my garage into extra dwelling space?
15. My property has been graffitied. What should I do?
16. I’m planning to have party at my house. How loud can my music be?