Permit Center

The Permit Center is a “one-stop” location in City Hall for the review of development projects and building plans. Representatives from Planning, Building, Engineering, Landscape and the Fire Department are on hand to answer questions and assist you with your project.

The City of Hayward is considering a new permit software system. Our goal is to enhance customer service by making the overall process more efficient and intuitive. As a valued customer, we would love to get your feedback on how some of these proposed changes may improve your experience with plan review, permit issuance and inspections.  

Please click on this link to access the survey:

Permit Software Survey

At the Permit Center:

  • Application for land use permits and construction, demolition and encroachment permits may be made at the Permit Center;
  • Minor permits (termite repair, window replacement & re-roofing etc.) are frequently issued over the counter in a single visit to the Permit Center.
  • There is a self-help area where you may research zoning and permitting history of a building or project;
  • Many records can be copied for a nominal charge;

Unfamilar with the permitting process?

We know the process can seem daunting, but don't worry, we have a guide that tells you how to get from permit application to approved permit and all the steps and options in between.

Learn more about the permitting process >

Online Resources

For your convenience, we have a wide variety of resources available online. If you can't find what you are looking for here please feel free to either come into the Permit Center during business hours or give us a call. We'd be Happy to assist you. If you cannot find what you are looking for here please give us a call at 510.583.4005.

Applications and Forms

There are many forms and applications associated with the permitting process. Get everything you need here.
 

Technical Handouts

Our technical handouts will give you a look at what requirements you will need to meet for various projects.
 

Submittal Checklists

These checklists will help you make sure that all of your paperwork is in order before you submit - saving you time!
 

Non-Construction Related Permits

Not everyone is here to build a house! Check out our comprehensive list of all other permits offered by the City of Hayward.
 

Planning Documents

On the Planning Documents page you will find the Hayward General Plan, along with & 16 Neighborhood Plans and much more.
 

Online Services

Schedule an inspection, check review status, review permit history, and view plan check comments with a click of a mouse!