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.

Deadline for Short-Term Rental License Renewals is December 31, 2017

Do you rent your home or rooms on a vacation rental website like Airbnb or Flipkey? Do you know someone who does? Please help us spread the word about the required December 31 license renewal deadline, and the requirement to be licensed to operate within the City.
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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
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