City Services, News Release

Coming soon—Online development planning, building permitting and code enforcement

November 8, 2022

Illustration of clouds, a rocket launching, and an astronaut with text: Hayward e-permits.

The City of Hayward is in the final stages of introducing an online system to allow residents, builders and developers to conduct project review, building permitting, code enforcement and related activities with a click of a mouse or touch of a screen. 

Soon, you will be able to apply for a permit, track your application, request an inspection and much more, all digitally. 

The objective is to streamline planning and permitting and make land-use planning, development, building and code enforcement data and information more readily available to the public. 

Residents, builders and developers will soon be able to apply for land-use approvals, building permits and business licenses online rather than visiting our permit counter.  The new system, called Energov, will be operational in 2023. 

In the coming weeks, we will prepare for the launch by posting updates and how-to instructional information on the City of Hayward website, with notifications shared via email, The Stack e-newsletter, social media and elsewhere.