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.

Community Invited to Participate in Dec. 5 Our Salem Public Workshop

The City is working on a multi-year project to update the Salem Area Comprehensive Plan, which guides development in the Salem area. Attend the Dec. 5 Our Salem public workshop to talk about Salem today and how the city should be evaluated as it grows and develops.
What's happening
Nov. 20
Salem Planning Commission5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Nov. 22
Thanksgiving - Some City offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Nov. 23
Thanksgiving - Some City offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Nov. 29
Historic Landmarks Commission5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Dec. 04
Salem Planning Commission5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

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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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