Construction & Remodeling

​If you want to construct a building or make changes to your property, you will likely need approval from the City in the form of a permit. Before you build or begin to develop the site, you will want to know about the three general components of property development: land use, public infrastructure, and building permits.

What’s happening
Feb. 15
President's Day

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

May 31
Memorial Day Observance

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Jul. 05
Independence Day Observed

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Sep. 06
Labor Day

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Nov. 11
Veteran's Day - Some City offices closed for holiday observance

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday 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: