Building Permit and Land Use Fees

Permit fees may be a set amount, an hourly fee, a calculated amount or a combination of these methods. 

The City Council adopts fees each fiscal year.  All applications include a non-refundable application and processing fee.

Many of the building permit feees are based on the valuation of the work to be done. Valuation is the total value of all construction work for which the permit is issued, including the contractor’s profit. The final determination of valuation is made by the Building Official.

Building Permit Fees - Effective September 24, 2013128 KB9/24/2013
Construction Valuation Table - Effective July 2015 46 KB7/1/2015
Planning and sign fees - Effective July 1, 20171586 KB7/1/2016
Planning refund policy198 KB6/1/2017
Public works permit fees and service charges - Effective July 1, 2017655 KB7/1/2017
Public works systems development charges - Effective July 1, 201751 KB7/1/2017

Contact us

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

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

Plans Intake
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