The City of Hayward provides technical handouts for various types of building projects.
Specific questions should be directed to the Permit Center at (510) 583-4005
Handouts for common OTC permits:
- Water Heater Replacements
A permit is required for most kitchen remodel projects.
A permit is required for all types of bathroom remodels from replacement of the tub/shower enclosure, to relocation of any fixtures or a complete bathroom reconfiguration. Drawings are required for bathroom remodel. Structural plans and calculations may be required for removal and/or replacement of any load bearing walls. Please note the requirements below are a general guideline and it is the applicant’s responsibility to include any code requirements that may not be included here.
Permits are required for electric vehicle charging devices installed in a home. The City of Hayward strongly recommends that the homeowner hire a licensed electrical contractor* to provide a preliminary consultation and perform the installation. Before the permit is applied for, it is necessary to evaluate the home’s electrical service to verify if it will be adequate for the new demands of the charging device. This is confirmed by doing what is called a “load calculation”. In some situations, the service panel will need to be upgraded to accommodate the new charger. An upgraded service panel will require an additional permit.
The City of Hayward defines commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging stations as systems installed in the following locations:
- Multi-Family Buildings (condos, apartments or common areas of townhomes or similar complexes)
- Commercial Locations (such as shopping centers, restaurants, grocery stores and general retail environments)
- Office Buildings (employee or visitor parking areas)
- Industrial Uses (charging devices for vehicle fleets or equipment such as forklifts)
Demolition permits only allow for the removal of buildings or structures.
PLANNING DIVISION PRELIMINARY REVIEW: