Code Enforcement Division

NOTICE

COVID-19 ESSENTIAL SERVICE OPERATIONS:  DUE TO COVID-19 COUNTY OF ALAMEDA HEALTH ORDER, CITY HALL OPERATIONS ARE LIMITED TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES. THE CODE ENFORCEMENT DIVISION IS RESPONDING ONLY TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES EMERGENCIES WHICH PRESENT AN IMMANENT THREAT TO LIFE AND SAFETY. THESE CONDITIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Imminent hazards to public health and safety in housing.
  • Unsafe private property conditions located in accessible front-setbacks (Unsecure refrigerator, Hazardous junk and debris or other dangerous items)
  • Unsecured fencing around swiming pools.
  • Unsecured vacant buildings
  • Un-Permitted Construction
  • Private Property Graffiti (Offensive or Threatening )
  • Hazardous Weeds or Dead and Dry Vegitation (Posing Fire Concern)

PLEASE USE ACCESS HAYWARD FOR ALL URGENT COMPLAINTS

PLEASE NOTE: ALL NON-ESSENTIAL CASE TYPES HAVE BEEN PLACE ON ROLLING 30 DAY EXTENSION

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY JUNE 23, 2020

PERMIT CENTER PROCESSING

In order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus the City of Hayward has declared a State of Emergency. While The Permit Center will be closed to , Permit, Building and Planning Staff are recieving plans and permits through alternative means. If You have a  For assistance please contact Permit Tech at 510-583-4005 building.permits@hayward-ca.gov

Listed below are the main phone numbers that service the Permit Center. Your calls will be routed to the appropriate division personnel as received. Self-help stations will also be closed during this time.

For Building Division, please call 510-583-4140

For Fire Department, please call 510-583-4900

For Planning Division, please call 510-583-4216

For Code Enforcement Division, please contact your code inspector directly or the telephone number shown on the letter you received.

Please Note: Building inspections will take place during this time frame provided that *Social Distancing Requirements are met.

*For the purpose of this order Social Distancing Requirements includes maintaining at least six-foot social distancing from other individuals, washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands), regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces, and not shaking hands.

Thank you for your cooperation

The Code Enforcement Division provides regulatory enforcement services for a broad range of adopted  local, state and federal codes. These codes include but are not limited to the City of Hayward Municipal Code,  California Building Code, California Health and Safety Code and International Property Maintenance Code.  Through education and responsive enforcement,  It is our goal to work with private property owners, residents and businesses, to preserve and promote safe and healthy communities through the enforcement of adopted standards. 

The City of Hayward maintains a  comprehensive Code Enforcement Division which helps to protect general health and safety, neighborhood integrity, private property,  residential housing conditions, and enhance the quality of neighborhoods. It is an integral part of the City's commitment to neighborhood improvement and sustainability.  In partnership with residents, neighborhood associations, public service agencies, city departments, and local businesses,  Code Enforcement strives to provide the most responsive and indepth service available to keep our communities safe and clean. 


PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Code Enforcement Division maintains a variety of targeted programs designed to effectively monitor and respond to compliance problems in a variety of areas.  

Programs and enforcement includes:

  • Rental Housing: Mandatory and Complaint Driven Inspections, Self-Certification Program

  • High Hazard Weed Abatement: Year Round Fire Suppression Efforts, all property types

  • Community Preservation: Junk, Trash and Debris, Overgrown Weeds and Vegetation, Graffiti, Unsecured Vacant Properties

  • Zoning Compliance: Garage Conversions, Sheds, Signs, Fences, Development Standards, Land Use Permits (Administrative or Conditional Use Permits, Site Plan Reviews)

  • Un-Permitted Construction: Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Properties

  • Tobacco Licensing: Annual Inspections and Monitoring

  • Mural Arts: Neighborhood Enrichment, Blight Elimination, Local Artist Showcasing, Schools Partnerships, and Business-to-Business Opportunities


STAFF

The City of Hayward Code Enforcement staff responds a variety of community concerns:  Vacant and neglected buildings, un-permitted construction, substandard housing, in addition to landuse violations and other niusance concerns.   Inspectors are assigned to specific regions throughout the City to assure residents can build working partnerships inspectors to create and maintain safe, clean and vibrant neighborhoods.     All inspectors are Certified Code Enforcement Officers under California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO), and are trained in a variety of other supplementary disciplines. 

  • Senior CE Inspector, Tobacco & Cannabis Enforcement - City Wide: Maggie Flores at (510) 583-4158

  • CE Inspector I,  Area 1: Caitlyn Murray at (510) 583-8543

  • CE Inspector II, Area 2: Cynthia Jordan Kayl at (510) 583-8541

  • CE Inspector II, Area 4: Cheryl Gomez at (510) 583-4139

  • CE Inspector II, Area 5: Michelle Torres at (510) 583-4172

  • CE Inspector I,  Area 6: Franchesca Davis at (510) 583-4138