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.


A residential building has one or two separate residences where a person may live or regularly stay. Each residence includes independent cooking and bathroom facilities.

Step 1: Prepare

Trade Permits for electrical, plumbing, mechanical or fire work that does not require plan review can be applied for the online Permit Application Center Portal and do not require any preparation prior to applying.

Resolve site constraints

Are there site constraints or planning issues that must be addressed before Development Review (Site Plan Review)?

Check for the presence of wetlands, flood hazard, landslide hazard or soil contamination to verify that no state or federal permits are required for development. These permits may be required prior to Site Plan approval.

Other site considerations