Major and Minor Modifications
Updated: Dec. 5, 2022
A Minor or Major Modification is required to modify a previously approved development application. All modifications require public noticing to all properties within 300 feet of the project site. Minor Modifications require Planning Director approval and may be appealed to the Planning Commission. Major Modifications require Planning Commission approval and may be appealed to the City Council.
Submitting an Application:
- Contact a City of Hayward Planner: Contact a planner by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (510) 583-4216 to determine what type of modification is needed and submittal materials. Please include the project address and a detailed description of your project.
- Register for an e-Permit Portal account: You must be a registered user of the Hayward e-Permit Portal before you can submit your application. Learn more about how to register on our e-Permit Portal help page.
- Apply for your Plan Type: Using the e-Permit Portal, apply for your Plan by completing the online application and attaching the required submittal materials. Learn more about how to apply for a Plan on our e-Permit Portal help page.
Required Submittal Materials:
The submittal items below are required for this project type. Please note additional submittal items may be required depending on the project scope. A list of all the submittal requirements can be found in the Development Permit Checklist in Handouts.
- Project Narrative: A written description and explanation of the project
- Owner Authorization Form: Only required if the applicant is not the property owner. (See Owner Authorization Form in Handouts)
Applicants will be notified by email or can login to the e-Permit Portal for updates on their application. Grading Permits typically take three to six months to process. Estimated processing times do not include the time needed by the applicant to revise and resubmit their application.
After submitting your application through the e-Permits Portal, staff will reach out to coordinate payment. The initial application deposit for a Grading Permit is $4,000. If the cost to process the application exceeds this deposit, the applicant or owner must cover the cost. If the cost ends up being less than the deposit, the difference is refunded.