The Commissioner of the Revenue issues Business Professional Occupational License taxes on businesses operating within the City of Salem. Every person or corporate entity engaging in business in Salem must obtain a business license per Salem Code SEC. 22-4.1 Most of the City license taxes are levied on the basis of gross receipts. Annual licenses are valid for each calendar year and must be renewed by March 1st of each year.
New businesses must obtain a license within 30 days of commencing operation in the City. Solicitors, Itinerant Merchants, and Peddlers must obtain a Salem License immediately and prominently display this license.
For a complete list of requirements to secure a City of Salem Business License please review the New Business Packet on our Forms page.
All Delinquent taxes must be paid before the business license can be issued. To report an unlicensed business or check to see if a business has a current business license please click here.
Consumer beware! Call Before You Hire!
Before you hire a contractor to do a renovation or home repair take the time to call the Commissioner of the Revenue's office to see if the contractor is licensed to do business in this locality. Protect your investment in your home.
Salem Welcomes Its New Businesses!
Click on a link below for a listing of businesses beginning operation in Salem City last month.