Zoning & Land Use

​Zoning classifications in the Salem Revised Code determine how you can use and develop property. The land use process refers to the steps you take to have your building and land development plans reviewed and approved by the City. Your land use process may be as simple as filling out an application and having it reviewed by City staff. It may also involve public notice and hearings and reviews by the Salem Planning Commission or the City Council.

What's happening
Aug. 18
Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

This regular meeting of the Salem Planning Commission will take place online. If you are interested in viewing this meeting LIVE, you can view this meeting using any computer, tablet, or smart phone via YouTube, link provided below. Staff Reports and presentations for this meeting will be available at this link, see “Agendas and Meeting Minutes”: https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/salem-planning-commission.aspx TO VIEW THIS MEETING LIVE: Please view this meeting LIVE on YouTube from your computer, tablet or smartphone by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/planningpublicmeetings

Agenda:

​Agenda

Phone: 503-540-2347

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2347 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Aug. 20
Historic Landmarks Commission5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

DIGITAL MEETING ACCESS: To view this meeting LIVE on YouTube, please visit this link with your computer, tablet, or smartphone by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/planningpublicmeetings TO PROVIDE WRITTEN TESTIMONY AT THIS MEETING: Email written testimony to the Case Manager or mail to City of Salem Planning Division, 555 Liberty Street SE, Room 305, Salem, Oregon 97301. We recommend you email comments to ensure receipt before the public hearing. TO SIGN UP TO PROVIDE IN-PERSON TESTIMONY: You may provide testimony digitally at the public hearing. To sign up to provide live testimony during a public hearing, please email [email protected] or call 503-540-2304 by August 20, 2020 at 3:00p.m. The City of Salem and the Salem Planning Commission thanks you for your support in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by attending this public meeting digitally. For any questions or concerns about the above information, please contact Zachery Cardoso, Admin Analyst I at [email protected] or 503-540-2304.

Agenda:

​Agenda

Phone: 503-540-2304

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2304 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Aug. 26
Cancelled - Hearings Officer 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2347

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2347 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Sep. 01
Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Public meeting held the first and third Tuesday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2347

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2347 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Sep. 07
Labor Day

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

Contact us

Permit Application Center Planning Desk
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 320
Salem OR 97301
Mailing address:
555 Liberty ST SE RM 305
Salem OR 97301
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