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Tentative Map

Updated: July 9, 2024

A Tentative Parcel Map (TPM) is required to subdivide land into four or fewer parcels. TPMs require public noticing to all properties within 300 feet of the project site and Planning Director approval. A decision on a TPM may be appealed to the Planning Commission and ultimately City Council. A Tentative Tract Map (TTM) is required to subdivide land into five or more parcels. TTMs require public noticing to all properties within 300 feet of the project site and Planning Commission approval. A decision on a TTM may be appeal to the City Council. A Tentative Map approval is required prior to submitting for a Final/Parcel Map.

Submitting an Application:

  1. Contact a City of Hayward Planner: Contact a planner by emailing or calling (510) 583-4216 to determine the required entitlements and submittal materials. Please include the project address 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.

  • Tentative Map
  • Geotechnical Soils Report 
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
  • Preliminary Title or Title Guarantee Report: A recent preliminary title report or title guarantee prepared within the last 90 days (A hyperlinked PDF Report if preferred).
  • Required Findings: A written justification on how each of the required findings in Section 10-1.3150 the Hayward Municipal Code can be made.
  • Owner Authorization Form: Only required if the applicant is not the property owner. (See Owner Authorization Form in Handouts)
  • Plan Sharing Authorization Form: All plan preparers shall complete this form. (See Plan Sharing Authorization Form in Handouts)

Project Review:

Applicants will be notified by email or can login to the e-Permit Portal for updates on their application. Tentative Maps typically take three to six months to process. Proposals requiring special environmental studies may require additional time. 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 TPM is $4,000 and for a TTM is $6,000. 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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