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Painting is normally done about once a year in the Spring months. Call the Salem Department of Public Service (DPS) at 978-744-3302 or make a specific request at www.seeclickfix.com/salem_ma.
Yes. By doing volunteer work for the City, senior citizens can earn as much as a $500 credit on their property taxes. The amount of the credit is based on Massachusetts minimum hourly wage multiplied by volunteer hours logged within 12 m...Read more »
City trees are pruned throughout year. To request a pruning or trim of a City tree, call the Salem Department of Public Service (DPS) at 978-744-3302 or report it at www.seeclickfix.com/salem_ma.
You must come to the City Clerks Office in room 3 to apply for a Yard Sale permit. The fee is $10.00 non-refundable. The permit is for two consecutive days. Each property is allowed two yard sale permits in one calendar year per City Ord...Read more »
Myths are always based in some belief of fact. It is true that there were 19 people executed in Salem for the crime of "witchcraft" from February through May of 1692. It is also true that throughout history people have been persecute...Read more »
Yes, it is highly recommended that you put your address on both your trash and recycling carts. The carts remain with the house; if you move, they should stay at that address. Writing your address on them can also assist in the event the...Read more »
Salem swimming beaches are tested once a week for 12 weeks from the second week of June until the week of Labor day. Water is tested at 12 swimming beaches in Salem: Osgood, Mackey, Forest River Point and Pioneer, Ocean Ave, Willow Ave, ...Read more »
Does the city clean the leaves in the street or is the owner responsible? What do we do with leaves after the last yard pickup?
The City does not normally clean leaves from streets and sidewalks, as they will clog a street sweeper. If you have leaves or other yard waste to dispose of in between yard waste collection days, you may bring it to the Salem Transfer St...Read more »
If you live on a street where cars are parked bumper to bumper where are you supposed to place your new trash/recycling containers?
You can place your carts where you can - for example, where you previously placed your trash barrels, and the collection crew will move it to the truck manually.
In general, single family homes will receive one set of trash and recycling carts. Two- and three-family residences will receive two sets (each set has one trash cart and one recycling cart). Four- and five-unit residences will receive t...Read more »
Salem residents with proof of ID will be able to resume dropping off their yard waste at the Salem Transfer Station on Swampscott Road in September. Drop off hours will be on Saturdays and Sundays, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., commencing...Read more »
Typically there is a designated week in January that we pick up Christmas Trees curbside. Please check your recycling and trash calendars for the yearly pick up dates. Outside of that designated period, please contact The Department of ...Read more »
The windows in Old Town Hall were removed to be restored and refurbished thanks to funding provided through a combination of grants from the Community Preservation Act and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, as well as the City's regular...Read more »
Summit ave, Salem MA did not have trash picked up on our scheduled date ( Friday, 5/22). When will it be collected?
The City has retained Elite Waste Services to collected missed pick-ups that Northside Carting has not collected on time. In addition, Waste Management, who will begin working as the City's permanent trash and recycling collection contra...Read more »
Does the city provide public recycling receptacles? People are throwing loads of recyclables away in public trash barrels! :(
Yes, the City has public recycling receptacles in a variety of locations. Most are "Big Belly" receptacles located around the downtown and in some parks. Requests for additional recycling receptacles can be made by contacting the Departm...Read more »
Resident Sticker question: How many days is a visitor's permit? I have a car parked on my street that has been here for over 3 days.
A Visitor Parking hang tag is valid for two years, but is to be used for no more than 2 weeks on any one particular vehicle, per ordinance, and may only be used in the zone for which it is assigned. For more information about resident pa...Read more »
Contact the Open Space Department at 978-745-0195 or the Department of Public Service at 978-744-3302 Monday through Friday 7-3pm. Monday through Friday 3pm-11pm you may call through to the non-emergency police number at 978-744-0171 and...Read more »
Tree stumps are removed on an as needed basis and quarterly.
The MBTA has a listing of locations where you can purchase a Charlie Card online here: http://www.mbta.com/fares_and_passes/sales_locations/
You can also purchase passes online here: https://commerce.mbta.com/
As of this date (August 18, 2016), there are no current water restrictions in place in Salem.
No. Although a Salem Island, the water arund it is in Beverly's jurisdiction. They are not allowing new moorings but do provide first come -first serve public moorings at the island. They are orange and marked BHD. There is currently no ...Read more »
No, curbside compost collection is handled under a different contract. The curbside compost contractor will remain Black Earth Composting and collection will continue on your regular compost pick-up day, once per week, even after June 1st.
I would would like to put a tv in my store window to showcase my work to people passing by. Is that allowed in the city of Salem?
The City's Ordinances do not permit "Signs that have blinking, flashing or fluttering lights or other illuminating devices, which have a changing light intensity, brightness or color." For more information, please call the Building Inspe...Read more »
Is there a limit on the number of unrelated adults that can rent (as roommates) a single family house?
City of Salem Zoning regulations allow no more than three unrelated individuals to occupy a unit.
Where are people putting their trash-recycling bins now that we have curb snowbanks? No driveway space & hate to put them out in the street.
The recommendation from Waste Management is to leave the closed carts on the sidewalk side of the snowbank. The City recognizes this may temporarily block the sidewalk and so residents are encouraged to remove their carts as soon as feas...Read more »
Contact DPS at 978-744-3302 during normal business hours. After hours contact the Salem Police @ 978-744-1212.
Contact The Department of Open Space at 978-745-0195.
Is there a minimum age for operating a motorized scooter? 2 boys on my St are racing them in the street and through the neighborhood. T
The following information is from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles:
A motorized scooter is any two or three-wheeled vehicle with
handlebars and an electric or gas motor that can mov...Read more »
What is the rule for raising chickens in Salem? Just moved here and would like to have a small coop just for family eggs.
Please contact the Animal Control Officer at 978-744-0171 x121 with any specific questions. In addition, be aware that some accessory structures may fall under zoning and building codes; check with the Building Department for more detail...Read more »
Regulations regarding yard sales are outlined in the City Ordinances, chapter 34, Article III: https://www.municode.com/library/ma/salem/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIIICOOR_CH34SEGO_ARTIIISIYASA
Applications for yard sale licens...Read more »
Contact DPS at 978-744-3302 during normal business hours. After hours contact the Salem Police @ 978-744-1212.
What can be done about a neighbor who constatly places his trash and recycling in front of your property?
If the neighbor is dumping loose trash and recycling on your property, you should contact the Salem Police at 978-744-1212 and the Health Department at 978-741-1800.
If the neighbor is placing Waste Management trash and recycling cart...Read more »
Can the plastic windows in envelopes be recycled? Do they need to be removed from the paper envelope first? Thanks.
Plastic windows in envelopes do not need to be removed. They can be included in the recycling.
Always dial 911 in an emergency. The Salem Police Department Non-Emergency business line is 978-744-0171. For a complete listing of telephone extensions and fax numbers go to www.salempd.net/contactus
Will the City pick up or old trash/recycling barrels once the new ones go into effect? Otherwise, how should we dispose of them?
Old barrels can be used for yard waste. If you wish to dispose of them, there will be a drop off provided at the Department of Public Services facility at 5 Jefferson Avenue. You may drop off your old barrels to be recycled between 7am a...Read more »
Do you know when there will be street lights will be working at the intersection of Grove/Mason and Harmony? It is very dark there.
The street lights at this intersection should be functioning normally, unless a timer or photo cell has malfunctioned. The City Electrician will review the intersection tonight.
Is there no trash collection next week? Or do we start using the new bins now for collection during the week of Nov. 2nd?
Trash and recycling collection will take place next week on its regular schedule. Do not use your new trash and recycling carts until the week of November 2nd.
The Electrical Department can place shielding to redirect light from a street light if necessary. Please call the department at (978) 745-6300 to report the location.
Not a question, just want to say thank you for adding a sign on the corner of Mason and Oak Street. DO NOT PARK FROM HERE TO THIS CORNER. T
You're welcome! As a reminder, parking within 20' of an intersection is not permitted, whether or not there is signage posted. See: https://www2.municode.com/library/ma/salem/codes/traffic?nodeId=SATRORSAMA_ARTV-ATAYZORE_S74GEPRTOZORead more »
Who can I call when I have a problem in the St Marys cemetery located on North St. Does the Salem Police patrol there or the Peabody Police
You can call the Salem Police Department at 978-744-1212. Most of the privately operated cemetery is in Salem, but portions are also located in the City of Peabody. Nevertheless, the Salem Police Department can assist if you need to repo...Read more »
If it is a family then there is no limit; every vehicle that is registered can have a permit.
However, if the residents are non-related then only three can receive permits per Ordinance.
Call Salem Department of Public Service (DPS) at 978-744-3302 to request a water turn-on or shut-off. Typically they are scheduled between the hours of 9:00am - 2:00pm weekdays. The cost is $25 each for the turn off as well as a turn on...Read more »
Yes. You can rent one from a private company or own your own. All moorings are privately owned; the city does not have moorings or slips for rent. The city issues a permit for the space the mooring goes into. For more information about m...Read more »
A Pooch Pass can be purchased at the Park, Recreation & Community Services located at 5 Broad Street. The dog park is open to Salem residents and non-residents. To obtain a Pooch Pass, you must complete an application, present a dog lice...Read more »
The GIS Administrator manages all spatial data for the City and provides cartographic support for its municipal departments and citizens.
The Mayor's Office has two scholarship forms available - The Trust Fund Scholarship Award and the Taxpayer Scholarship Award. Forms are available in the Mayor's Office and may be delivered by mail, fax, or email. The forms may also be do...Read more »
There are several ways to request sidewalk repair. One way is to complete the Sidewalk Repair Form (http://salem.com/Pages/SalemMA_DPW/forms/sidewalkrepairform.doc) mail or deliver it to Salem DPS, 5 Jefferson Ave. Salem, MA 01970. You m...Read more »
Always dial 911 in an emergency. The Salem Police Department Non-Emergency request for police telephone number is 978-744-1212.
The Forest River Pool is a community pool open to Salem residents only. In season the pool is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with family swim on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The pool is operated by the Salem Y...Read more »
Yes. If you are considering operating a mobile food unit in Salem, you must submit an application (available at http://www.salem.com/Pages/SalemMA_Health/applications), and your cart/unit must be inspected to ensure compliance with the M...Read more »
The simple answer is no. Due to the density of population and the proximity of housing, Salem does not allow any outside burning within the city limits. Cooking fires under specific guidelines are allowed, however gas or charcoal grills ...Read more »
The Salem Transfer Station is operated by Northside Carting and is located on Swampscott Road. It is open Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4pm and Saturdays from 8:30-11:30am. The station is closed on holidays. Currently Salem residents with a ...Read more »
To report a Water Main break, immediately call Salem Department of Public Service (DPS) at 978-744-3302. After hours call Salem Police @ 978-744-1212 and they will contact us accordingly.
Yes. In Salem, recreational camps for children must be inspected and licensed by the Salem Board of Health on an annual basis. In order to be licensed, the camp must meet all regulatory standards established by the Massachusetts Departme...Read more »
What is the National Grid work going on at Lafayette and Loring? It's been 2 days of jackhammering and noise so loud it shakes our house.
In most cases, the operation of construction equipment is not permitted between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays, in particular if the noise from the construction activity carries over a residential property line. In some insta...Read more »
Use the Citizen Action Center to make a request with the address or location of sinkhole(s) or call Salem Department of Public Service (DPS) at 978-744-3302.
At this time the Fire Department does not offer car seat inspections. You can find a certified car seat inspector by searching online here: http://www.safercar.gov/cpsApp/cps/index.htm.
Why does the new asphalt on Jefferson Ave, Jackson St, and Wilson Rd not connect (or if connected, why is it not level) w/ the old asphalt?
Typical sequence of paving work:
1. Work starts with the existing top 2-inches of pavement removed by grinding.
2. Leveling (thin layer of pavement) course installed to make roadway smooth for vehicular traffic.
3. Structures (manh...Read more »
All accidents resulting in personal injury and/or property damage more than $1000 must be reported to police. Operators are required to complete a Crash Report within 5 business days and file one copy with each the Police Department of t...Read more »
No. There are waiting lists but there is a good turnover out by the Beverly Bridge. A separate list exists to move up, but turnover is negligible and you would incur the cost of moving. Call the Harbormaster’s office at 978-741-0098 for ...Read more »
Large water bills may be an indication of a leak or some other problem. It may also be due to outside watering in warmer months or an increase in the number of residents in the household. In addition, water rates went up effective August...Read more »
West Nile Virus is a mosquito-carried virus that can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain & spinal cord). However, in most people, WNV infection causes no or mild illness. To learn how you can protect yourself or y...Read more »
While it is easy to change a child's diaper (almost) anywhere in summer, where are public changing stations during colder months?
There are public changing tables in the Children's Room restrooms at the Salem Public Library on Essex Street and changing tables will be available in the new Mayor Jean Levesque Community Life Center being built on Bridge Street.Read more »
No, the Fire Department does not refill extinguishers. An approved and licensed vendor can be found in a phone directory or by searching online.
The city is currently trying to buy a new float at this time. Unsure if it will be installed this year.
Salem residents and employees may have their fingerprints done between 8AM-9AM during regular business days by coming to the Police Department. Proper state ID is required and applicants need to supply the blank, un-signed fingerprint ca...Read more »
It could be for a number of reasons: there is a different recycling truck from the trash truck so it may not have passed your neighborhood yet; the recycling could have non-recyclable items in it; or it could have been missed. If it was ...Read more »
There are dinghy racks along the beach at Winter Island, call 978-745-9430 for rental rates and parking fees
The initial start up cost will be approx $1000. To have one built and put into place by a mooring co. Once in place the mooing is yours for life as long as you pay your mooring fee each year.
Check availabilty with Hawthorne Cove Marina 978-740-9890 / Mariners Port 781-631-4800 / Pickering Wharf Marina 978-744-2727
Transient moorings are available through Hawthorne Cove Marina or slips at Pickering Wharf Marina.
Most fire report copies are available at the Fire Prevention Office 27 Fort Ave. Salem,MA 01970. This office is open Monday thru Friday 8am-9am and again from 2pm-4pm.
Copies of police and accident reports can be obtained by visiting the Records Division of the Police Department at 95 Margin Street, Salem, MA. The hours of operation are: Monday 9AM - 12 Noon; Tuesday 11M - 2PM; Thursday 2PM - 6PM; and ...Read more »
Winter Island Park and McCabe Marina call 978-744-0733 for hours and fees
Water and sewer rates changed on July 1, 2014. Check the back of your bill for the current rates or call (978) 619-5675 for specifics.
According to The Massachusetts Housing Code section 410.201: "Temperature Requirements: The owner shall supply heat in every habitable room and every room containing a toilet, shower or bathtub to at least 68 degreesÂ Fahrenheit (20C) be...Read more »
You can call the Licensing Department directly at 978-745-9595 x5648 to check availability and ask about the process.
Yes, you can schedule a tour of the Fire Station for groups of kids and others. It is best if you call ahead and schedule a time to visit the station if it is a group of kids. This helps ensure that there is someone from the department t...Read more »
All Fire Department personnel are medically trained and can often arrive before an ambulance. Because the ambulance is not strategically placed in one of our firehouses, it usually takes longer to arrive on a medical scene. The firefight...Read more »
On occasion, the fire engine and ambulance will be driving with lights and sirens and then suddenly turn them off--perhaps only to turn into a shopping center parking lot or side street. Be assured that whent his happens it means we have...Read more »
Call the Electrical Department between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.
The Board of Health offers three flu clinics in the fall for people 65 and older and anyone with chronic health problems.Â For more information call the Salem Board of Health at 978-741-1800.
Review the website under Departments: Recycling/Trash, What Can Be Recycled?
How do I get removed from Salem's automated phone emergency alerts? I never signed up for them, I've never lived in Salem, I'm 1.5 hrs away
To remove yourself from the CodeRED system please complete the form at https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/94134FCE13FB and click "Remove phone". Alternatively you can call our office at 978-619-5600 and we will assist you.Read more »
Salem is a civil service community and as such a perspective police officer must first take the Civil Service Entrance Exam for the position and then be placed on a certification list before being considered for hire. For more informatio...Read more »
Congregate meals are served Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m., at the Senior Center, 5 Broad St. A $3.00 donation is requested from guests, but no one will be turned away due to lack of ability to make a donation. Lunch reservations must be made...Read more »
To open a restaurant or retail food store in the City of Salem, you must first set up an appointment with the Health Agent to review floor plans and menu for your proposed establishment. At time of review, permit application must be subm...Read more »
Run your water until it turns clear. Check your water heater for problems. This could be as a result of hydrant flushing or a water break in your neighborhood within the City system. If so, information should be available at Salem.com.
You must apply for a temporary food permit if you are serving food to the public outside of a permitted food establishment. Permitted food establishments must still fill out a temporary food service permit application. Church bake sales ...Read more »
The Salem / Marblehead line runs roughly down the middle of the harbor. If you want to be closer to the Marblehead side call the Marblehead Harbormaster.
If your business is located in the City of Salem the owner/s of the business can fill out the business certificate in the City Clerk’s office, room 3 at City Hall, and sign in the staff’s presence. If the form is removed from the office ...Read more »
All exterior signs, awnings and interior signs that can be seen from the exterior are required to receive permitting prior to installation. You must submit a sign permit application, supporting materials, and a permit fee to the Departme...Read more »
If the birth occurred in Salem you may purchase a copy in the City Clerks Office room 3 of City Hall for $10.00.
If you would like to request a copy of a birth certificate by mail, click on the link below to download the form, then ma...Read more »
What is lead poisoning, how is it prevented, and what should I do if I have concerns about lead paint in my rental unit?
Lead poisoning can occur from lead dust and lead paint, water and soil, toy jewelry, pots, dishes, home remedies, and candy from other countries. Lead dust and lead paint in older homes can poison children. When old paint peels and crack...Read more »
I'd like to reserve a camp site, the function hall, or a picnic area at Winter Island. How do I make a reservation?
If interested in reserving the Winter Island function hall, picnic areas, or tent/RV sites, please call (978) 745-9430 between March 16 and Nov 1. Please contact the Recreation Supervisor (978) 744-0180, ext. 20 between November 2nd and ...Read more »
All meetings are open to the public. Anyone may attend. However, if you need to submit an application to apply for a License, the Clerk will usually give you an available date when you submit your completed application.
The Council on Aging provides curb-to-curb transportation Monday through Friday to senior citizens who need rides to and from the Senior Center, medical facilities (in Salem and neighboring communities), supermarkets, hair salons, etc. C...Read more »
There are two reasons for this. First, these inspections are conducted by on-duty firefighters that must be ready to respond to an emergency call from the field. That is why you almost always see the personnel together as a crew with an ...Read more »
You can call the Licensing Department directly at (978) 619-5648.
For a complete listing of telephone extensions, fax numbers, e-mail address, directions and a wide range of information about the Salem Police Department, to include its many services and resources, go to our website at www.salempd.net.
The Salem Historical Commission is a volunteer board of Salem residents who are appointed by the Mayor and are confirmed by the City Council. The Commission reviews applications from owners of property in historic districts who are propo...Read more »
Yes, our taxes should cover the cost of the parking" program" but I still wonder why a fee is charged to some to park in front of their home
Thanks for your inquiry. The resident stick parking program is intended to preserve on-street parking for residents of that street and those residents only. If you have additional questions about the resident sticker parking program, you...Read more »
Quality Marine Service 978-744-0986 / Mahoney Marine 978-979-4225 / Danvers Mooring 978-762-3775
Both parties must be present to apply for a marriage license. You may come to the City Clerk’s Office in room 3 of City Hall. The charge is $20.00. There is a 3 day waiting period before you can pick up the license.
Am I able to put my boat in the water at McCabe Marina? I'm also interested in the dinghy rack program. What steps do I need to take?
McCabe Marina is open to residents and non-residents interested in launching and hauling boats or placing a mooring in the water. McCabe also offers a dinghy rack program. Applications are available at the Park, Recreation & Community Se...Read more »
The Licensing Department issues Licenses for Liquor, Common Victualler, Auto Dealers, Inn holders, Lodging Houses, Automatic Amusements, Weekday Entertainment, Vendors, Street Performers and Fortunetelling Licenses.
The Licensing Board holds meeting on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month.
Is it legal for a homeowner to run a bed and breakfast using air B and B out of their home in a residential neighborhood?
Bed and Breakfasts are specifically defined in the City's zoning code, available here: https://library.municode.com/ma/salem/codes/zoning_ordinance?nodeId=S10.0DE_10.0DE
To inquire about a zoning matter, please call the Building Inspe...Read more »
I would like to get a sticker for my vehicle to use the city parks during the summer months. How can I get a sticker for my car?
Residents and non-residents interested in purchasing a park sticker may do so at the Park, Recreation & Community Services Department at 5 Broad Street. Both residents and non-residents must present a license and registration, along with...Read more »
Yes. From February through April 15, AARP volunteers are available at the Senior Center to help senior citizens, disabled citizens and low-income citizens complete and file state and federal tax returns. Appointments are required. For mo...Read more »
Check availabilty with Hawthorne Cove Marina 978-740-9890 and Salem Water Taxi 978-745-6070
The Salem Council on Aging offers senior citizens a variety of services including transportation, lunches (on site at the Senior Center and home-delivered), recreational and social activities, social service support, volunteer opportuni...Read more »
This work is being carried out as part of the Canal Street drainage and flood control project. The City's contractor will be installing temporary pavement this fall for the winter and final paving will happen in the spring. For additiona...Read more »
The Salem Police station is located at 95 Margin Street, Salem, MA 01970 and is accessible from Routes 1, 128, 114, 1A and 95. For additional information please visit http://salempd.org/directions.
Yes. Tanning salons are inspected yearly by the Board of Health sanitarians. Full state regulations are available at http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/regs/105cmr123.pdf.
No person 14 years of age to 17 years of age, inclusive, sha...Read more »
I am looking for an affordable day playground program to send my child to. What do you have to offer?
During the summer months the Park, Recreation & Community Services Department offers a nine-week day playground program at Forest River Park. The program runs Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Snacks are provided; however...Read more »
Im interested in holding an event on Salem Common. What are the fees and how do I reserve the Common?
In order to use Salem Common for an event, you must contact Parks, Recreation, and Community Services at 978- 744-0180. The fees for Salem Common are as follow: Wedding $50 (resident) or $100 (non-resident), Road Race $75 (resident) or ...Read more »
The Council on Aging offers senior citizens a variety of recreational programs and social opportunities. Programs include: line dancing, tap dancing, ballroom dancing, t'ai chi, exercise groups, yoga, bingo, day trips, computer instructi...Read more »
About 1,000 cubic feet of water per person, per quarter is considered average consumption.
If the death occurred in Salem you may purchase a copy in the City Clerks office room 3 of City Hall for $10.00
If the marriage intention was filed in Salem you may purchase a copy in the City Clerks Office room 3 of City Hall for $10.00
Contact the Department of Public Services at (978) 744-3302; fee is $25 per shut off/turn on during normal business hours; $50 per shut off/turn on plus overtime at $35/hour; minimum of 4 hours during off hours.
Any activity that is located within 100 ft. of a coastal or inland wetlands, within 200 ft. of a perennial river and/or stream or is within an area subject to flooding (Zone A or Zone V) requires an application for review and approval by...Read more »
I am a resident and am interested in finding out about what your department has to offer. What types of programs are available?
The Park, Recreation & Community Service Department offers a number of programs for adults, children and seniors. We offer athletic, cultural, social, educational and informational programs. A variety of programs are offered year round a...Read more »
It may be as a result of a leaking faucet, toilet, or water heater. It could also be due to outside watering in the Spring/Summer and Fall months or an increase in the number of residents in the household.
Based on water usage.
No - the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulates massage establishments and therapists. Visit http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=ocasubtopic&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Licensee&L2=Division+of+Professional+Licensure+Boards&L3=Board+of+Registrati...Read more »
The Board of Health is located at 120 Washington Street 4th Floor, you can call 978-741-1800 with concerns.
Olde Salem Green's Golf Course is open to residents and non-residents. Those interested can purchase a season pass or individual rounds of golf at the golf course. Fee's vary between resident, non resident, weekday and weekend rounds. ...Read more »
If you are having trouble using the interactive GIS module, please refer to the help menus, which can be accessed by clicking on the question mark in the upper right portion of the module.
Permits are available to city leagues, high school teams and private organizations. How does one get a permit and from where?
Permits can be obtained by contacting the Recreation Supervisor at 978-744-0180, ext. 20.
Why is there a fee to the resident for a resident parking sticker? Discriminates as all residents do not have to pay to park on streets.
Thanks for your inquiry. The fee charged for the resident sticker program is intended to cover the cost of providing the program to residents who live on those streets, to enable their on-street parking areas to be preserved for their us...Read more »
The Council on Aging offers a number of opportunities for adult volunteers of all ages. Dedicated and talented volunteers are always needed to assist with activities, clerical work, food service and other functions of the Council on Agin...Read more »
You can purchase a “deduct meter” and hire a plumber to install it. This meter must be inspected by the Plumbing Department prior to your receiving credit on your bill. For more information about this program call 978-619-5674.
Generally, sidewalk repairs are performed during the warmer months starting in April throughout the fall months through November. After request is made, a Foreman will inspect and determine urgency/necessity of repair and resident will b...Read more »
There is a fire hydrant in front of my house that is in dire need of painting. Can I paint it myself and if so should it remain yellow?
To request a fire hydrant be repainted, please call the Department of Public Services at 978-744-3302 and provide the hydrant location.
To determine whether your property is located within one of the four historic districts in Salem, please review the Historic Districts Map at http://salem.com/Pages/SalemMA_Historic/LocalHistoricDistricts.pdf. You can also consult with ...Read more »
Contact Fire Alarm Dispatch by calling their non-emergency number (978-744-1235). 24 hours advance notice is required to work on systems.
Call the office at 978-745-6300 during normal business hours.
Any work pertaining to the installation of any fire alarm must be inspected by the Electrical Department. Call 978-745-6300 for details.
What are the deadlines and submission requirements for the Salem Redevelopment Authority and Design Review Board meetings?
The SRA requires that all improvements to the exterior of a structure and any changes to signage to properties located within the Urban Renewal Areas undergo design review. The submission requirements and additional information can be fo...Read more »
What exactly is happening on 355-373 Highland Avenue ? They have been tearing down the trees in this area
The property owner is clearing the parcel and demolishing a structure on it.
The Council on Aging calendar, as well as a list of services, is published in the monthly "Senior Power" newsletter. An annual subscription fee is $3, which covers the cost of postage. Council on Aging events are also publicized on Salem...Read more »
The Council on Aging has social workers, as well as a SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders) volunteer, who can provide assistance with health insurance, prescription coverage and other related issues. For details, call 978...Read more »
A registered nurse is available Fridays 10 a.m. to noon, for consultation on health issues. Other medical professionals provide podiatry services, hearing screening, vision screening, massage therapy and health education programs at vari...Read more »
No, the City does not have elevation certificates on file.
A friend's son wants to fundraise for a classmate who has a brain tumor. He would like to do this during October perhaps on the Common or o
Contact the Parks and Recreation Department for information about holding events on Salem Common: (978) 744-0180
How do we dispose of old working TV'sWe have 3 or 4 , all work ,can they be donated or do we trash them . I heard we buy a sticker ?
The City holds electronic waste recycling collection days at Salem High School the last Saturday of the quarter, between 8am and noon. For more information, please call 978-619-5675.
How long will the Power Plant continue to emit this level of noise and why were neighbors not informed.
The noise that you have heard results from the commissioning efforts of the plant's contractor, Iberdrola. The noise is temporary and will not be heard during normal operations. Notification about the commissioning work was mailed out t...Read more »