Community Development Zoning

New Business Sign Information

The City of Salem has created a new proposed zoning map. Only 212 properties are changing zoning as a result of the new Community Business District (CBD) Zoning classification. Zoning for all other parcels will remain the same.

Click Here to see Proposed Zoning Changes Map recommended for approval by Planning Commission

Click Here to see the Proposed Zoning Changes

Maps are available at the Department of Community Development at 21 S. Bruffey Street. For questions, call 375-3036.

Click Here to see the New Sign Ordinance

There will be an open house Thursday, January 5th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in Council Chambers. The ordinance will be before Planning Commission on January 11th.


Mary Ellen H. Wines Zoning Administrator

The Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month on an as needed basis.

Board of Zoning Appeals Members: 

Winston J. DuBois, Chairman
F. Van Gresham, Vice-Chair
David E. Derr, Jr.
Gary L. Eanes


Mr. Frank B. Sellers, Jr.

Meeting dates:

May 19, 2016
June 16, 2016
July 21, 2016
August 18, 2016 - AGENDA
September 15, 2016
October 20, 2016
November 17, 2016
December 15, 2016
January 19, 2017
February 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
April 20, 2017
May 18, 2017
June 15, 2017
July 20, 2017
August 17, 2017
September 21, 2017
October 19, 2017
November 16, 2017
December 21, 2017


(540) 375-3036


21 South Bruffey Street Salem, VA 24153



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