Tentative Tract Map

A tentative tract map is required for all subdivisions that result in creating five or more:

  • Parcels
  • Condominiums
    or for
  • Condominium conversions
  • A community apartment project containing five or more parcels
  • The conversion of a dwelling to a stock cooperative containing five or more dwelling units

Tentative tract maps are reviewed to ensure that development complies with the State Subdivision Map Act, City Subdivision Regulations, environmental, zoning, and building regulations, General and Neighborhood Plans, and requirements of the Public Works, Fire and Police Departments.

The review process usually takes about four months after a submittal is considered complete. However, if an environmental impact (EIR) report is required or if the initial decision is appealed to the City Council, the processing time may be longer.

Steps include:

  1. Speak with the Development Review Engineer to determine what regulations apply and materials needed.
  2. Submit completed application and materials to the Planning Division.
  3. Within 30 days, staff will determine whether additional information or revised plans are needed.
  4. A preliminary meeting will be scheduled with all involved parties (applicant, owner, engineer, neighbors, general public and staff) to review the project.
  5. The project will be presented to the Planning Commission for a decision (approval or denial) or for a recommendation to the City Council, which then makes the final decision (especially if a zone change or variance is required).
  6. The decision of the Planning Commission may be appealed to the City Council within 10 days of the decision.

You may also want to refer to the Municipal Code:

Hayward Municipal Code

For more information, please call Planning at 510.583.4200.

State Code for Subdivision Map Act - Government Code: Title 7 - Division 2 - Chapters 1 through 5 (66410 to 66499.58)

This permit requires drawings.

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