Alternate Means of Protection

Approval is granted only if the Fire Marshal finds that the proposed alternate means of protection shall provide, at least, an equivalent quality, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability and safety as those intended in the Hayward Fire Code.

Steps include:

  1. Completion of a Fire Department Permit Application
  2. A written request for approval that describes clearly the practical difficulties encountered or anticipated and explains how the proposed alternate means of protection secure public safety and meet the spirit and intent of the Hayward Fire Code;
  3. Submittal of the written request, the completed Fire Department Permit Application, and a check for the appropriate fees for the review of your proposal to:

Fire Marshal
Fire Prevention
777 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541-5007

For more information, call 510.583.4900. Email

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