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Planning Division

E-Permits Portal Down For Upgrades:

May 9 from 8 -11 a.m.: During this period, applicants and staff will be unable to access online applications. Also, payments will not be able to be made online, though physical checks could be dropped off at the Permit Center on the first floor of City Hall, 777 B Street, during business hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or mailed to the appropriate contacts.

For support during down periods, please contact:

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Hayward e-Permits are here! 

Hayward's new online permitting system offers an easy, convenient way to submit permit applications for development projects, add contractors to your project, pay fees, download permits, schedule inspections, check your inspector's estimated time of arrival (ETA), see inspection results, and so much more without ever leaving your home or office. Learn more about our new system below.

E-Permits Portal E-Permits Help Center Permit Center

The Planning Division provides guidance on development and growth in accordance with the City’s General Plan, Specific Plans, Zoning Ordinance and State and Federal laws.

Current PlanningOur Planning team reviews and processes new development applications and related environmental review for housing, commercial and industrial projects. Learn more by looking at our development activity, projects under environmental review and application types below. 
Advanced PlanningOur Planning team develops plans, programs and policies including updates to our General Plan, Specific Plans, Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map and other advanced planning efforts to guide new developent in the City. Learn more by looking at our advanced planning projects currently underway. 
EngineeringOur Engineering team reviews and processes applications for subdivisions, encroachment permits, and special event permits. Learn more by looking at our application types below.
LandscapeOur Landscape team is responsible for processing tree permits and implementing our Tree Preservation Ordinance. Learn more by looking at our application types below.

 Development Activity  Projects Under Environmental Review Hayward Web Map Planning DocumentsAccessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Senate Bill 9 (SB9)