Advisories, Airport, Fire Department, Library, Police Department

COVID-19 Resource Portal

April 28, 2020

The City of Hayward is in continuous communication with Alameda County Public Health about COVID-19 and will share any important updates on our website as well as our social media channels. 

In the interests of public health and controlling the spread of COVID-19, the City of Hayward is taking steps that include the modification or limiting of non-essential City services or access to certain facilities. Many staff members will be working from home and may not be readily available to promptly return your email.

At this time, all non-essential, non-governmental City events and meetings for the next 30 days have been canceled.

For your convenience, please see below for frequently asked questions and services. 

To learn more about the Hayward Unified School District's response and closures on their website.

Departments with modified hours or services:

Hayward Police Department:

Our records department will be open to the public from 8AM to Noon (Monday thru Friday) for vehicle releases only. Requests for reports can be made online, but they won’t be available for pickup until after April 30th. All other services and questions will be answered via phone at (510) 293-7272 Monday thru Friday, between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

release of property held for safekeeping will be scheduled on Wednesdays only. To make an appointment please call (510) 293-7046.

The Hayward Animal Shelter will be limiting their response to field calls to only public and animal safety calls until June 8th. Public & animal safety calls would include but are not limited to: animals loose and acting aggressively, in-progress animal attacks on a person or other animal, sick/injured animals, animal rescues, animal welfare checks depending on the reported concerns.

Hayward Executive Airport:

Hayward Executive Airport remains open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.  In addition:

  • The FAA Hayward Air Traffic Control Tower is open

  • The airport administrative and maintenance staffs are at a minimum

  • The airport’s two fixed base operators, APP Jet Center and Meridian Hayward, are open

  • Many of the other 38 commercial tenants remain open – however, please call ahead to confirm that regular business hours are in affect

To learn more about the airports response visit their webpage.

Maintenance Services: 

City street sweeping services will resume Monday, June 15street-sweeping parking regulations won’t begin until Monday, Aug. 3.

Hayward Public Library:

Effective, Sunday, the 15th of March, Hayward Public Library (HPL) will be closed to the public. Learn more about the closures and extended due dates here.

Permit Center: Effective April 1, 2020

Alameda Health Orders have mandated that all construction that is non-essential as covered under California Health and Safety  Code Section 120295 and California Penal Code Section 69, 148 (a)(1) with exception under section 13 (f)(v) see below are to cease and persons shall shelter in place or work from home. All City of Hayward inspectors shall perform inspections associated with essential services and work related to healthcare operations, affordable housing or income restricted, shelters and temporary housing (not including hotels and motels) and construction or repairs to residential sanitation, electrical services and/or repairs that cannot reasonably be delayed. All other construction work shall wait until the Alameda Health Orders are lifted and clearance for construction is issued.

For further questions or concerns please contact Omar Noorzad at or (510) 583-4313 or Gary Nordahl at or (510) 583-4153.  

Shelter in Place Order Alameda County Health Order Section 13(f)(v)(1-8)

During this time building permits will be issued for emergency repairs only; for assistance please contact: Alexandrea Sepulveda at (510) 583-4136 or

Most other staff are working from home, so to reach other divisions, call the numbers below, or e-mail your staff contact directly.

  • Building Division, (510) 583-4005
  • Fire Department, (510) 583-4900
  • Planning Division, (510) 583-4216 or email
  • Code Enforcement Division, please contact your code inspector directly or the telephone number shown on the letter you received.


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