Grading Permit

Updated: Mar. 19, 2024

A Grading Permit is required to perform any of the grading activities outlined in HMC 10-8.10 on any site.

Submitting an Application:

  1. Contact the Development Services Engineer: Contact the Public Works Engineer by emailing or calling (510) 583-4111 to determine the requirements and submittal materials. Please include the project address(es) and a detailed description of your project. 
  2. Register for an e-Permit Portal account: You must be a registered user of the Hayward e-Permit Portal before you can submit your application. Learn more about how to register on our e-Permit Portal help page.
  3. Apply for your Plan Type: Using the e-Permit Portal, apply for your Plan by completing the online application and attaching the required submittal materials. Learn more about how to apply for a Plan on our e-Permit Portal help page.

Required Submittal Materials:

The submittal items below are required for this project type. Please note additional submittal items may be required depending on the project scope. 

  • Site Improvements and Grading Plan: Prepared by a Licensed Civil Engineer. 
  • Stormwater Requirements (C3) Checklist: (See Stormwater Requirement (C3) Checklist in Handouts)

Project Review:

Applicants will be notified by email or can login to the e-Permit Portal for updates on their application. Grading Permits typically take three to six months to process with a staff review timeline of 20 business days for the first round and 10 business days for subsequent rounds. Estimated processing times do not include the time needed by the applicant to revise and resubmit their application.

Paying Fees:

After submitting your application through the e-Permits Portal, staff will reach out to coordinate payment. The initial application deposit for a Grading Permit is $4,000. If the cost to process the application exceeds this deposit, the applicant or owner must cover the cost. If the cost ends up being less than the deposit, the difference is refunded.

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