PERMIT CENTER AND CITY HALL REOPENING: We are pleased to announce that City Hall and the Permit Center will begin a phased re-opening beginning on Tuesday, July 6. We will be open to the public for limited hours from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Adherence to social distancing guidelines and occupant limitations are still in effect and visitors will be required to wear a mask while in the building. For your convenience, plan review applications and permit issuance will continue to be accepted via email and a drop box system that is located outside the permit center doors. For building permit assistance, please contact a Permit Technician at 510-583-4005 or email at

To reach other permit center divisions, please call the numbers below, or e-mail your staff contact directly:

  • For the Building Division, 510-583-4140
  • For the Fire Prevention Department, 510-583-4900
  • For the Planning Division, 510-583-4216 or email:
  • For the Code Enforcement Division, 510-583-4143 or contact your code inspector directly or the telephone number shown on the letter you received.
For more information and updates on COVID-19, please visit:

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

At the Permit Center:

  • Application for land use permits and construction, demolition and encroachment permits may be made at the Permit Center;
  • Minor permits (termite repair, window replacement & re-roofing etc.) are frequently issued over the counter in a single visit to the Permit Center;
  • There is a self-help area where you may research zoning and permitting history of a building or project;
  • Many records can be copied for a nominal charge.

Online Resources

For your convenience, we have a wide variety of resources available online. If you can't find what you are looking for here please feel free to either come into the Permit Center during business hours or give us a call. We'd be Happy to assist you.

If you cannot find what you are looking for here please give us a call at (510) 583-4005.
A hand using a red pen to draw on a whiteboard

We know the process can seem daunting, but don't worry, we have a guide that tells you how to get from permit application to approved permit and all the steps and options in between.
a set of hands filling out a form

There are many forms and applications associated with the permitting process. Get everything you need here.
A pen and calculator on a blueprint

On the Planning Documents page you will find the Hayward General Plan, along with & 16 Neighborhood Plans and much more.
A house with solar panels on the roof

We offer special permitting programs to help you expedite the permitting process. Including our special Solar Tuesdays.
A person being filmed against a blue screen

Not everyone is here to build a house! Check out our comprehensive list of all other permits offered by the City of Hayward.
A person using a laptop computer

Schedule an inspection, check review status, review permit history, and view plan check comments with a click of a mouse!

Permit Center Hours & Location

Permit Center Location
777 B Street, 1st floor lobby
Hayward, CA 94541 
(510) 583-4005
Permit Center Office hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.–5p.m.
Closed Fridays and Holidays