E-Permits Portal Down For Upgrades:

May 9-10: During this period, applicants and staff will be unable to access online applications. Also, payments will not be able to be made online, though physical checks could be dropped off at the Permit Center on the first floor of City Hall, 777 B Street, during business hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or mailed to the appropriate contacts.

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Explosives/Blasting Agent Permits

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An explosive is:

  • a chemical that causes a sudden, almost instantaneous release of pressure, gas, and heat when subjected to sudden shock, pressure, or high temperatures, or
  • a material or chemical, other than a blasting agent, that is commonly used or intended to be used for the purpose of producing an explosive effect

A blasting agent is a material or mixture consisting of a fuel and oxidizer intended for blasting.

A Fire Department permit is required to conduct blasting.

For more information, call 510.583.4900. Email haywardfirepermits@hayward-ca.gov

Is this available in the e-Permit Portal: 

Check Status Master Fee Schedule