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.

Tamerhoulet Earns Top Oregon Building Official Award

Rebai Tamerhoulet, Salem’s Building and Safety Division Manager, was named Oregon Building Official of the Year on August 1, at the Oregon Building Officials Association annual business meeting and conference.
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Sep. 02
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.

Nov. 28
Thanksgiving - Some city offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

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

Nov. 29
Thanksgiving - Some city offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

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

Dec. 25
Christmas

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

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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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