Salem Police Department
333 Division ST NE
Salem, OR 97301


Request Trespass Enforcement for Commercial or Vacant Properties

The Salem Police Department's Trespass Letter of Consent program gives police officers permission to arrest individuals on private property or request they leave the property when the property owner, or their representative, is not immediately available.

If an officer observes someone on private property when the business is closed, or a problem has been reported by someone who does not have the authority to sign a trespass complaint, the police department must first contact the person who is legally responsible for the property before taking any enforcement action.

Having a Trespass Letter of Consent on file gives Salem police officers the authority to act on behalf of the property owner or manager in trespass situations due to their absence.

Program requirements

Your commercial or residential property may qualify for a Trespass Letter of Consent if you are:

  • The owner and occupant of a commercial property
  • The non-occupant owner of a commercial property
  • The commercial property manager or person responsible for the property
  • The person responsible for a property under construction and the property has a street address assigned
  • The owner of a vacant property

Multi-family housing properties do not qualify for this program.

If you are still unsure about whether or not you qualify, contact a member of our Community Engagement Section for assistance.

Application process

  1. Complete the Trespass Letter of Consent Application form electronically, or print the form and complete it by hand.

  2. Ensure you complete the section relevant to your property; select commercial or residential. Please fill out the application completely including names and dates of birth.

  3. Sign the application in black or blue ink. Alternatively, if you are completing the application electronically, you may sign the application using a digital signature.

  4. Submit the completed original application in person, by U.S. Mail, or send a pdf via email to us at:

    Salem Police Department TLC Program
    Attn: Community Engagement Section
    333 Division ST NE
    Salem OR 97301