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The City of Salem has several different agencies that respond to specific code violations. The following list should assist you in determining the responsibility of the different agencies. If you do not find your issue on the list, please feel free to contact Compliance Services (503) 588-6421. 

Compliance Services - (503) 588-6421

  • Multi-Housing Licensing and Housing Code Violations
  • Health Hazards (Raw sewage, garbage, unsanitary conditions)
  • Vacant, Abandoned, and Derelict Buildings
  • Dangerous Buildings
  • Attractive and General Nuisances
  • Exterior Property Maintenance Violations: Broken Windows, Roof Tarps, Major Dry Rot in Exterior Building Materials, Missing Building Numbers and Unsafe Fences
  • Tall Grass and Weed Abatement (limited enforcement)
  • Event Noise Permits
  • Excessive Garage Sales
  • Solid Waste Franchise Complaints
  • Junk Vehicles
  • Solid Waste and Junk accumulated on Private Property
  • Land Use and Zoning Violations
  • Home Occupation Violations
  • Vehicles, Boats, RV's parked in Front and Required Yards
  • Fence Set-Backs and Heights 
  • Business and Occupation Regulations
  • Tree Preservation
  • Farm Animals and Chicken Licenses
  • RV Habitation 
  • On Street Abandoned Vehicles
  • Illegal Sign Violations (limited enforcement)
  • Abandoned Shopping Carts (limited enforcement)

Parking Services Division– (503) 588-6133

  • On Street Parking Violations

Police Department - (503) 588- 6123

  • Transient Camps and Vagrancy
  • Drinking in Public and in Parks
  • Noise Disturbances Including Barking Dogs
  • Aggressive Panhandling
  • Door to Door Solicitors, Peddlers, Canvassers

Building and Safety Division - (503) 588-6256

  • Building Permit Violations
  • Building Setbacks
  • Disabled Parking Space Design Standards and Requirements

Public Works Department, Streets Division- (503) 588-6333

  • Unsafe Sidewalks
  • Debris and Mud in Roadway

Basketball Hoops in Right of Way (503) 588-6211

Vision Clearance Obstructions (shrubs, trees, fences, etc) (503) 588-6211

Public Works Department, Environmental Services - (503) 588- 6063

  • Hazardous Materials
  • Prohibited Materials in/or accessible to Storm Drains/Waterways
 
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