We're updating our Community Preservation Ordinance!

This project aims to update our community preservation ordinance to improve process clarity, organizational structure, and ability to respond to trending conditions that affect community preservation. The current ordinance has become outdated and lacks clarity and consistency, which may result in confusion and inefficiencies in the compliance process. Our goal for this project includes updating the existing code to incorporate best practices and emerging trends in preservation policy, improving the organization and structure of the ordinance to make it more user-friendly and accessible, and providing greater clarity and transparency in the compliance process to promote consistency and efficiency

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About The Program

The City of Haywards Code Enforcement Inspectors  work to ensure that Hayward remains an attractive community with a high quality of life.  The City of Hayward views its property owners, business owners, and residents as partners in maintaining the community as a desirable place to live, work, and shop.  We work with owners to achieve voluntary compliance whenever possible with the City's Community Preservation Ordinance or other adopted codes and regulations. 

Example of Code Violation Complaints                                                                           

  • Accumulations of trash, junk and debris on private properties.
  • Outdoors storage of inoperative vehicles.
  • Abandoned or dismantled vehicles visible from the public right-of-way.
  • Hazardous material storage.
  • Swimming pools (stagnant water) and mosquitoes.
  • Un-permitted business’s operating in the City.
  • Lack of landscape maintenance, including mowing, edging, watering and weed removal.
  • Debris or trash visible from the street.
  • General public niusances (noise, property niusance conditons, graffiti) 

Reporting Possible Code Violations

Report code violations 24-hours a day to the Code Enforcement Division at (510) 583-4143,  alternatively you may report concerns using Access Hayward.   Staff members are available to take your calls during normal City Hall hours of operation, or a voice message may be left after hours. You may report violations anonymously and all reports are handled confidentially.

Please make sure to include the location and a description of the violation. If you would like a call back, please leave your name and telephone number.
The Division’s goal is to respond  within one or two  working days upon receipt of your call. However, if the code violation creates a potential emergency, please contact the Hayward Police Department at (510) 293-7000 or Dial 911.