Request a Pre-application Conference

​A pre-application conference can help you learn about the land use process and give you an opportunity to discuss your project in detail with City staff. It is not meant to identify or resolve every issue. Some land use actions require a pre-application conference Salem Revised Code (SRC) 300.100, Table 300-2, but you can request one for any land use action. 

Application requirements

You need the following items to apply for a pre-application conference:

  • A completed application form.

  • Preliminary site plan drawing, elevations, vicinity map, proposed property division, assessor tax lot maps and/or any other drawings showing a detailed view of the proposed development. These documents should be draw to scale on letter (8.5" x 11") or tabloid (11" x 17") pages.

  • Additional documents required by the SRC for the specific land use action.

  • Payment of the application fee.


After receiving the completed application, the conference will be scheduled. You will receive a written summary of the conference following the meeting. SRC 300.320

Waiver of mandatory pre-application conference

The Planning Administrator may waive a mandatory pre-application conference when the application is simple and good cause is shown by the applicant. Apply for a waiver.

Contact us

Planning DivisionCommunity Development Department
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 305
Salem OR 97301
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