Business Hours Change Notification:
The City of Hayward will be closed for business from Nov 20-24, 2023 and from Dec 22-Jan 1, 2024 to allow City staff an opportunity to spend time with friends and family during the holiday season. While new applications and resubmittals can be submitted through the Hayward e- Permits Portal during this time, limited staffing during these closures may impact the timing of application review and acceptance. All project applications submitted and/or resubmitted during this time will be reviewed for application completeness starting the first business day following the closure and staff will provide applicants with a status update within 48 hours from the reopening date.
Permit Center normal business hours: Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 1 PM; Closed Fridays.
For after-hours support from 1 pm to 5 pm, please call:
- Building: (510) 583-4136
- Code Enforcement: (510) 583-4143
- Housing: (510) 583-4454
- Planning: (510) 583-4216
Hayward e-Permits are here!
Hayward's new online permitting system offers an easy, convenient way to submit permit applications for development projects, add contractors to your project, pay fees, download permits, schedule inspections, check your inspector's estimated time of arrival (ETA), see inspection results, and so much more without ever leaving your home or office. Learn more about our new system below.
The Planning Division provides guidance on development and growth in accordance with the City’s General Plan, Specific Plans, Zoning Ordinance and State and Federal laws.