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.

Search Salem Permits and Licenses

Online Lookup

man pressing search button on touch screenUse the City of Salem’s Permit Application Center page to look up permit and license actions taken after July 1, 2005.

Search for:

  • Business and home building permits (structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing)
  • Public Works permits (water, sewer, street closures, driveway construction, sidewalk construction, etc.)
  • Land use permits
  • Parking permits
  • Business licenses (vehicle for hire driver, mobile food vendor, etc.)
  • Multifamily licenses (apartments, motel, hotel, etc.)
  • Street opening licenses

To find:

  • Description of the work to be done
  • Status of the permit
  • Inspection dates and results
  • Names and addresses of applicants and contractors

Offline Records

Use the public records request process to view:

  • Permits and licenses issued before July 1, 2005
  • Actual building plans
  • Application forms
  • Inspection forms
  • Other permit documents