Attention: Important COVID 19 Update: Alameda County Health Order No. 20-10 issued April 29, 2021


Alameda County Health Order No. 20-10

All construction projects that follow the Construction Project Safety Protocols included with the health order in Appendix B will be allowed to continue beginning May 4, 2021. Please read the County Health Order Appendix B carefully for specific guidelines required in order to operate construction sites safely. For further questions or concerns please contact Omar Noorzad at or (510) 583-4313.

The City Permit Center will remain closed until further notice. Plan review applications and permit issuance will be via email and a drop box system. For assistance please contact a Permit Technician at (510) 583-4005 or email at

Most other staff are working from home, so to reach other divisions, call the numbers below, or e-mail your staff contact directly.

  • For Building Division, (510) 583-4140
  • For Fire Department, (510) 583-4900
  • For Planning Division, (510) 583-4216 or email:
  • For Code Enforcement Division, please contact your code inspector directly or the telephone number shown on the letter you received.
For more information and updates on COVID-19, please visit:

At the Permit Center:

  • Application for land use permits and construction, demolition and encroachment permits may be made at the Permit Center;
  • Minor permits (termite repair, window replacement & re-roofing etc.) are frequently issued over the counter in a single visit to the Permit Center;
  • There is a self-help area where you may research zoning and permitting history of a building or project;
  • Many records can be copied for a nominal charge.

Online Resources

For your convenience, we have a wide variety of resources available online. If you can't find what you are looking for here please feel free to either come into the Permit Center during business hours or give us a call. We'd be Happy to assist you.

If you cannot find what you are looking for here please give us a call at (510) 583-4005.
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We know the process can seem daunting, but don't worry, we have a guide that tells you how to get from permit application to approved permit and all the steps and options in between.
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There are many forms and applications associated with the permitting process. Get everything you need here.
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On the Planning Documents page you will find the Hayward General Plan, along with & 16 Neighborhood Plans and much more.
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We offer special permitting programs to help you expedite the permitting process. Including our special Solar Tuesdays.
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Not everyone is here to build a house! Check out our comprehensive list of all other permits offered by the City of Hayward.
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Schedule an inspection, check review status, review permit history, and view plan check comments with a click of a mouse!

Permit Center Hours & Location

Permit Center Location
777 B Street, 1st floor lobby
Hayward, CA 94541 
(510) 583-4005
Permit Center Office hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.–5p.m.
Closed Fridays and Holidays