Permit Application Center
555 Liberty St. SE
Room 320
Salem, OR 97301


Mail Payments to:
PO Box 3405
Portland, OR 97208


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.

Building Permit and Land Use Fees

Swiping a Credit CardPermit fees may be a set amount, an hourly fee, a calculated amount or a combination of these methods.

The City Council adopts fees each fiscal year. All applications include a non-refundable application and processing fee.

Many of the building permit fees are based on the valuation of the work to be done. Valuation is the total value of all construction work for which the permit is issued, including the contractor’s profit. The final determination of valuation is made by the Building Official.

Fee Documents

All City of Salem Fees are listed in the Master Fee Schedule including:

Building & Safety Supplemental Information

Planning Supplemental Information