From the peaks of the eastern hills to the city's pristine shoreline, 150,000 people call Hayward home and nearly 65,000 pursue their education in the Heart of the Bay. Find the resources you need here.
Today's Bay Area is arguably the most competitive business environment in the United States. We get that. A "business friendly" location isn't enough; you need a partner who shares your goals. Luckily, you picked Hayward.
Chances are, you're not here to hang out. When you visit our website, you're trying to get something done, like report graffiti, pay your water bill or find out how to get a building permit. We're working hard to make the services we provide accessible, understandable and easy to use.
Our council-manager form of government combines the strong civic leadership of elected officials with the strong managerial experience of an appointed city manager. Beyond all else, we are a service organization, and we are here to serve you, the public. We're doing our part to drive Hayward forward.
We need everyone's involvement to protect and strengthen Hayward’s environment. This site is a one-stop shop for the resources you need to go green at home, at work, and in your community. Thank you for everything you do to keep Hayward great for future generations!
City staff is focused on helping you achieve your goals and finish your project as quickly and efficiently as possible. Check out our step-by-step overview of the property development process before you get started.
Curious about a particular parcel, or considering a project in a specific area of the city? Check out our Hayward Prospector GIS portal for land use and zoning, parcel information, demographics, business statistics, and much more.
Curious about major projects currently underway in the city? Dive into our new Development Dashboard to find out what's on the horizon. See major projects currently underway and a full range of active planning applications throughout the city.