Special Event Permit

Updated: Dec. 5, 2022

A Special Event Permit is required to have special sales, parades, races, street parties, street fairs, and other events within the public right-of-way. A Special Event Permit shall be submitted a minimum of three weeks prior to the event. For City facilities rentals, visit this webpage.

Submitting an Application:

  1. Contact Development Services: Contact Development Services by emailing aerris.hoskin@hayward-ca.gov or calling (510) 583-4234 to determine the requirements and submittal materials. Please include the project address(es) and a detailed description of your project. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 

  • Special Event Application Form: (See Special Event Application Form in Handouts)
  • Site Plan: A site plan showing the location of all event equipment (i.e tents, canopies, bleachers, cooking equipment, decoration, portable toliets/sinks, trash receptacles, etc.) and all street closures including the number of barricades and signs (See Special Event Application Form in Handouts for more information)

Project Review:

Applicants will be notified by email or can login to the e-Permit Portal for updates on their application. Special Event Permits typically take one to two months to process. Estimated processing times do not include the time needed by the applicant to revise and resubmit their application.

Paying Fees:

After submitting your application through the e-Permits Portal, staff will reach out to coordinate payment. The application fee for a Special Event Permit is $2,944. 

Is this available in the e-Permit Portal: 
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