Request a Building Inspection

​You can schedule final inspections for your construction project by calling 503-588-6256 during regular business hours. Other building inspections can be scheduled online or by calling 503-540-2451.

Final inspections

Call 503-588-6256 during regular business hours and press 0 when you hear the recording. You will be connected to a permit specialist to coordinate the inspections for all City departments. Final inspections for commercial projects include landscape and zoning inspections.

Online requests

You can use the Salem Permit, License, & Application Services Home (SPLASH) website to schedule inspections that are not final inspections.  As a registered user, you can login to:

  • Request inspections on any of your permits
  • Review inspection results
  • Email your inspector

Deferrals and revisions: If your project has a deferred item or a revised item being reviewed by a plans examiner,  no inspections on the project can be scheduled online. You must call 503-588-6256 during regular business hours to get approval from the plans examiner.

Phone requests

If you need an inspection that is a not a final inspection and all reviews for the project are complete, you can call one of the phone numbers below:

  • Building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and sewer and storm (not in the public-right-of way) : Call 503-540-2451 and leave a message with your name, phone number, permit number, job site address and the inspection you want.
  • Sidewalks, driveways, and erosion control: Call 503-589-2021.
  • Public right-of-way building sewer and stormCall 503-588-6311.
  • Water taps: Call 503-589-2193.
  • Public improvements including new streets and sewer lines: An inspector is assigned to your specific project. Contact your project manager directly.

Expedited inspections

If your project requires inspections after normal business hours, you can submit an expedited inspection application. A completed application must be submitted at least two business days before the required inspection. Approval of expedited inspection services is subject to staff availability.

Inspection checklists

Wood Framed Commercial Structural Inspection Checklist258 KB11/15/2018
Wood Framed Homes Mechanical Inspection Checklist166 KB10/4/2018
Wood Framed Homes-Electrical Inspection Checklist229 KB9/24/2018
Wood Framed Homes-Plumbing Inspection Checklist181 KB10/15/2018
Wood Framed Homes-Structural Inspection Checklist242 KB10/8/2018
Wood Framed-Commercial Mechanical Inspection Checklist245 KB10/4/2018


Inspections are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. except on holidays.  

Same day inspections: Call before 5 a.m. and leave a message. 

Next day or later inspections: Online requests and phone calls received after 5 a.m. will be scheduled the following day unless a later date is requested.