Building: Permits/Planning & Zoning

The Salem Zoning Ordinance states no building, structure, fence, hard surfacing or excavation regulated by the provisions of this ordinance, shall be erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, prepared, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished unless a separate permit for each building, structure, fence, hard surfacing or excavation has first been obtained from the Zoning Administrator. NO permits shall be issued except in conformity with the provisions of this ordinance unless a written approval is received for a conditional use or variance as provided by this ordinance.

  The City of Salem has not adopted its own plumbing or electrical codes and relies on the State of South Dakota's codes. Links to the State applications located on the sidebar.

  Forms, maps, and ordinances can be found by clicking sidebar links.


400 N. MAIN ST
PO BOX 249
SALEM, SD 57058