Submittal Checklists

These checklists will assist you in preparing plans for submittal.

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For further information about the submittal process contact the Permit Center at (510) 583-4005

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Tenant Improvements

Tenant improvements cover a wide range of non-residential projects. They include anything from a small café remodel to a 50,000-square foot factory build-out.

 

Retaining Walls 

All retaining walls require a building permit before construction unless the proposed retaining wall is not over 4 feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall.

 

HVAC Change-Outs

A building permit is required to remove and replace an HVAC unit or to install a new unit for the first time.

 

HVAC Change-Outs

New Single-Family Home

Tract homes or multi-family buildings have a different set of requirements. 

 

Residential Solar

Permits are required for all solar panel installations. 

 

Accessory Structures

Before builing a new accessory structure or installing a pre-fabricated version (tool shed, playhousem storage building or detached garage), it is necessary to review the proposed project with a City of Hayward Planner. 

 

Patio Covers and Enclosures

A patio cover does not have walls and is usually built with standard lumber. Patio enclosures have walls, but are still considered as outdoor space. 

 

Retaining Walls 

All retaining walls require a building permit before construction unless the proposed retaining wall is not over 4 feet in height measurede from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall. 

 

Permit Fee and Tax Reference

Verify free amounts in each category to determine the overall cost of the project. For more detailed information, see the Master Fee Schedule