Pay Miscellaneous City Fees


If you have been directed to pay a fee at the Finance Office, you have several options for making the payment. You should not use these options for permit fees, utility bills, or court fees. However, code compliance fines and project accounting fees are paid this way.

Payment options

You can pay in one of the following ways. Most options require three business days to process.

  • Online: You may pay online with Visa, MasterCard, and eCheck, using a secure website called Online Bill pay. Online transactions may take three business days to process. Get help with online payments.

  • Telephone: Call 1-844-739-1117 and have your credit card available. Phone transactions may take three business days to process. Get help with phone payments.

  • Mail: Mail your check to the City’s Finance Office.

  • Drop box: You can drop off your payment at a secure drop box, but you should allow three business days to process the payment. Drop boxes are located:

    • On the 500 block of Liberty Street SE at the bus turnout between Salem City Hall and the Salem Library
    • In front of the City’s Finance Office
    • At the West Salem Library, 395 Glen Creek Road NW

Pay online

Same-day posting 

If you want your payment to be posted on the day you make the payment, you must pay in person at the City’s Finance Office. 

Contact us

Finance Office
7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (payment counter)
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (phone)
555 Liberty ST SE RM 230
Salem OR 97301
Mailing address:
Accounts Receivable
PO Box 3256
Portland OR 97208-3256