Pay for Permits and Licenses

​Before a permit or license can be completed, you must pay all applicable fees.

Mail and in-person payments

You can submit payments in person or by mail to the Permit Application Center.

Online payments

You can pay for specific permits or licenses online using the City of Salem Permit Application Center website as follows:

  1. Login to the portal.

  2. If you are renewing a permit or license, click the Renew link. You need to complete the renewal process before you can pay the renewal fee. 

  3. If you are paying an existing permit, click the Pay Make Payment link. 

  4. Click the box in the Check column to the left of the item(s) you want to pay.

  5. Click the [Make Payment] button.

  6. You will be transferred to the bank’s payment page to complete your payment.

  7. As a convenience, the bank’s payment page is filled-in with your name and address information as it appears in our permitting system. If you choose to pay with a credit card, you must ensure that the name and address on the screen matches your credit card billing name and address. You can type any necessary changes on the bank’s payment page.

If you don’t see the payment button, please call the Permit Application Center. Your invoice needs to be created.


Pay online

Contact us

Permit Application Center
General Questions
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Permit/License Processing
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Plans Intake
Monday–Friday
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 320
Salem OR 97301
Mail payments to:
PO Box 3405
Portland OR 97208
Phone: