ity of Salem Announces In-Person Service Closures

Posted on January 15, 2024

Online Services and Essential Operations Remain Available

City of Salem – 01/15/24 2:30 PM

  • The National Weather Service is predicting freezing rain to begin after 10 a.m. Tuesday and continuing through the evening.
  • City services will continue to be available online, by phone, or by email but many City buildings will be closed to the public.
  • Go to for a full list of available services and contact information.

Salem, Ore. — Due to the National Weather Service’s prediction of freezing rain and out of an abundance of caution, the City of Salem is closing all in-person services at Civic Center Plaza, Salem Public Library, Center 50+, and Salem Municipal Airport on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

City Services Remain Available. However, the bulk of City operations will continue uninterrupted. Most City services are available on-line through the City’s website

In addition, we will be offering on-line and remote access for the following services:

  • Customer Service Center is available by emailing
  • Salem Public Library is available for customer calls from 10 am to 6 pm at 503-588-6315
  • Center 50+ is available by email at For volunteers of Marion Polk Food Share’s Meals on Wheels, meals will not be delivered on Tuesday.
  • Permit Application Center is available from 8 am to 5 pm at 503-588-6256 or“> Inspection services will be rescheduled on Wednesday.

For cases before Salem Municipal Court on Tuesday, January 16, please contact the Court after January 17 to make arrangements for a new date by calling 503-588-6146 (select 5 for staff) or“>

All essential services, including police, fire, public works, and medical services will continue to operate.

  • For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1.
  • For all other emergencies, contact 503-588-6123
  • To report roadway, water, or sewer concerns, call the Public Works Dispatch Center at 503-588-6311
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