The City shall continue to systematically inspect rental units throughout the city through the Residential Rental Inspection Program to safeguard the stock of safe, sanitary rental units within the city and protect persons entering or residing in rental units. The City shall focus attention on rental housing in higher density areas with the goal of inspecting these units every three to four years. The City shall inspect properties outside the focus area less frequently, unless they are the subject of a complaint. All rental units shall be subject to inspection. To fund the program, the City shall continue to charge an annual, per-unit fee in addition to fees charged for every unit in which a violation is found. The City shall assess penalties for lack of timely correction of violations. The City shall disseminate information to residents about the mandatory rental inspections, as well as up-to-date information on the City’s building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and housing codes.
The City’s Code Enforcement Division of Development Services Department inspects rental property on an ongoing basis to be sure that Hayward’s housing stock remains safe and sanitary. For more information, please contact the Code Enforcement Division at 510-583-4143