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MAIN OFFICE PHONE:  (540) 375-3032|E-MAIL:  communitydev@salemva.gov
HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm |LOCATION:  21 South Bruffey Street, Salem, VA 24153

Code Enforcement

MAIN OFFICE PHONE:  (540) 375-3032|E-MAIL:  communitydev@salemva.gov
HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm |LOCATION:  21 South Bruffey Street, Salem, VA 24153

CODE ENFORCEMENT / NUISANCE COMPLAINTS

File a Complaint Call

(540) 375-3036

Report a Problem

The City of Salem has adopted several nuisance ordinances in the City of Salem Code to that promote clean, safe, and attractive neighborhoods.


High Grass, Weeds, & Over Grown Vegetation

High Grass, Weeds, & Overgrown Vegetation

Once grass becomes excessively high the City of Salem will notify the person responsible for the premises whether owned, leased, occupied, or in their charge that it should be cut with a period of 15 days from notification. Note: Only one notification will be given.



Inoperable Vehicles

Inoperable Vehicles

What is an Inoperable Vehicle?

Any motor vehicle which is not in operating condition

Sitting for a period of 60 days or longer

Partially or totally disassembled by the removal of tires and wheels, the engine, or other essential parts required for operation of the vehicle

No valid license plates nor valid inspection decal displayed on the vehicle


Trash and Garbage

All properties shall be kept clean of trash, garbage, litter and other substances which might endanger the health or safety of the other residents of the city.


Stagnant Water - Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, Artificial Ponds, and Containers

Stagnant Water