Permits, Plans & Projects (A-Z)

  To check the status of a permit please visit our e-Permits Portal, for all other permits or project information, see below.

Before grading work begins, City staff must review the grading and clearing plans. The City Engineer usually approves the issuance of a grading permit, but in some circumstances City Council authorization is required.​

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A Hayward Fire Department annual permit is required for existing high-piled storage buildings where storage exceeds 2500 square feet in area.
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Fire Department annual permit is required for any welding, cutting, grinding, or use of other similar open flame or spark producing appliances and equipment.
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The Fire Department is the regulating authority for the life safety requirements of all child day facilities regarding building construction and fire protection.
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Updated: Dec. 5, 2022

A Lot Line Adjustment/Lot Alteration is required to combine adjacent parcels into one parcel, alter the boundary between four or fewer parcels, reconfigure the shapes of parcels or certify that a parcel complies with the Subdivision Map Act. In every instance, the Lot Line Adjustment/Lot Alternation process shall yield the same number of parcels that you began with, or fewer. A Tentative Map is required to create additional parcels, not a Lot Line Adjustment/Lot Alternation. 

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If a project or activity is going to be performed within the public right-of-way, an Encroachment Permit is required.

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A Fire Department permit is required for any installation of an automatic entry gate.​

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Commercial and multi-family residential solar projects
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The Fairview Fire Protection District has contracted with the Hayward Fire Department to provide fire protection for the district.
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Before preparing a submittal package for an addition to a single-family home, it is necessary to discuss the project with a City of Hayward planner to ensure the proposed project will meet setback, lot coverage, building height, and other Zoning Ordinance requirements.

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The Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP) is meant to provide parking availability for those who live in residential areas that have a consistently high volume of non-resident parking. For more information on the RPPP, please contact Public Works-Transportation at (510) 583-4730.

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A building permit is required when more than 200 square feet of roof covering is installed, repaired or replaced. Residential Reroof Permits are same day permits.

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A permit is required in order to install most types of signs, including temporary banners. Permits ensure that proposed signs are compliant with the City's standards for signage.

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Site Plan Review (SPR) is required when a project materially alters the appearance and character of the property or area, or may be incompatible with City policies, standards, and guidelines. This may include fences, such as anodized gray chain link fences, which are visible to the public.

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A Fire Department annual permit is required to conduct a spraying or dipping operation that uses flammable or combustible liquids or the application of combustible powders.
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Before building an accessory structure, it is necessary to review the proposed project with a City of Hayward planner.

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A subdivision is any division of land into two or more parcels. In order to create a lot for sale, a map must be processed and recorded. The subdivision map process ensures that lots are only created which comply with the plans, policies, regulations, and standards of the City of Hayward.
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:

The County of Alameda Public Health Department is responsible for issuing Shelter-in-Place Orders listing sectors and businesses that are permitted to reopen and providing specific guidance, limitations and standards for reopening and operation.

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