Permit Center

Introducing Hayward e-Permits Portal!

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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 Portal Help Center

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A blue toolbox with toolsBuilding Division

The Building Division serves Hayward's residents and business community by ensuring that all buildings in the City are safe. We do this by reviewing preliminary drawings for code compliance and verifying quality of work during construction.

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The Code Enforcement Division provides regulatory enforcement services for a broad range of adopted local, state and federal codes.

Find out about the codes and regulations in Hayward →


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Fire Prevention & Hazmat

The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for coordinating and conducting fire and life safety inspection services for the City of Hayward as well as ensuring the consistent regulation of hazardous materials and waste throughout the state.

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The Engineering Division consists of Design Engineering, Construction Services, Development Engineering, Survey and Real Property sections.

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Planning Division

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.

Review the General Plan and other City Planning & Zoning Information →