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Planning Division

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


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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.

E-Permits Portal E-Permits Help Center Permit Center

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.

Current PlanningOur Planning team reviews and processes new development applications and related environmental review for housing, commercial and industrial projects. Learn more by looking at our development activity, projects under environmental review and application types below. 
Advanced PlanningOur Planning team develops plans, programs and policies including updates to our General Plan, Specific Plans, Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map and other advanced planning efforts to guide new developent in the City. Learn more by looking at our advanced planning projects currently underway. 
EngineeringOur Engineering team reviews and processes applications for subdivisions, encroachment permits, and special event permits. Learn more by looking at our application types below.
LandscapeOur Landscape team is responsible for processing tree permits and implementing our Tree Preservation Ordinance. Learn more by looking at our application types below.

 Development Activity  Projects Under Environmental Review Hayward Web Map Planning DocumentsAccessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Senate Bill 9 (SB9)