Licenses

​​You need a business license to operate certain types of businesses in Salem. You also need a license to operate a special event at your property when you charge a fee for that event.

What’s happening
Feb. 19
President's Day
May 28
Memorial Day Observance
Jul. 04
Independence Day
Sep. 03
Labor Day
Nov. 12
Veteran's Day Observance

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: