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  • Permit Center, Salinas CA


The City of Salinas Permit Center assists businesses, developers, and other permit applicants obtain permits and approvals. Permit Center staff support customers through the permitting process, complying with laws and regulations. 

The Permit Center provides:  

  • A public information counter where applicants can meet with staff to determine what forms and information are required to complete their permit application
  • A centralized location to obtain forms for all necessary permits  
  • Other application materials, publications, brochures, and guidelines to explain the development-review process  
  • Payment processing services, including fees for business licensing, re-inspection, code enforcement, vendor, and permits (garage sale, home occupation, ect.) 
  • For those services not available at the Permit Center, referrals or contact information may be provided to other state, regional, and local agencies for assistance.  


Schedule your appointment from your mobile device or computer using the Permit Center’s online appointment system. 

  1. CLICK HERE to access QLESS.
  2. Enter your name and cell phone number.
  3. Share the reason for your visit with a few quick clicks.
  4. Select your appointment date and time and enter your email. 

You will receive a text message with your appointment confirmation. Need help? Just stop by the welcome desk at the Permit Center for assistance scheduling your appointment. 

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