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The Salisbury Police Department Will Be Closed To Public Walk-Ins Until Further Notice

The Salisbury Police Department would like to make you aware that you may encounter changes to the way we normally operate and interact with the public. The goals of these changes is to maintain the well-being of our residents as well as the health of our officers and staff so we can continue to provide efficient and effective law enforcement services. As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread and affect our day-to-day lives, police officers are still on duty and employees are still working.

We ask for the public's patience, help and understanding as we implement the following temporary procedures:

  • Filing a police report or need to speak with an employee inside the Police Department:
    • Use the emergency phone (located at the entrance) to communicate with a dispatcher to leave a message with someone or have an officer dispatched to the Police Department, your residence or location where incident occurred.
  • ​Pick up an accident report:
    • unless it occurred during the weekend of March 13-15th, the report is available online at (Accident reports may take 3-5 business days to process)
  • ​Pick up an incident report:
    • If possible, delay picking up incident reports until these temporary measures have been discontinued. If absolutely necessary, we may provide the incident report via email. Please call the Records Department at (704) 638-5333.
  • ​Make a Parking Payment:
    • Parking payments (with remittance form) can be mailed to 130 E. Liberty St. Salisbury, NC 28144
  • ​Obtain Evidence:
    • Call Robin Rodgers at (704) 638-2095
  • Contact the Family Crisis Center of Rowan County:
    • Call (704) 638-4718

Suspended Services:
Any meetings previously scheduled to be held within the Salisbury Police Department are cancelled until further notice. Please contact (704) 638-5333 to be directed to the meeting organizer. Thursday Fingerprint services are suspended until further notice.

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Whom To Call

Public Safety Emergencies: 911

Non-Emergencies: (704) 639-5333 or (704) 216-8500

Bill Pay Questions: (704) 638-5300

Code Enforcement: (704) 216-7574

Salisbury Rowan Utilities (water concerns): (704) 638-5390 After hours:(704) 638-5399

Salisbury Transit: (704) 638-5252

Downtown Salisbury: (704) 637-7814

Traffic Signal Outages: 911

Solid Waste Collection: (704) 638-5256

Other Public Works needs (voicemail): (704) 638-5260


The City encourages the community to stay informed, practice good hygiene, be aware, and be prepared.

As a community we are in this together; stay calm and help each other by staying home if you are sick, check in on your neighbors, and continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 by using best practices.

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On September 11, 2020 the City was notified of a second allocation of CDBG-CV funds in the amount of $200,221. To deploy these funds, Council will have to adopt an amendment to the FY20-21 Annual Action Plan to describe, broadly speaking, how the funds will be utilized. City Council held a public hearing on December 1 and opened a public comment period that ended on December 25, 2020. A draft was presented at the January 5, 2021 City Council meeting, and a public comment period closed on January 12, 2021.

We are currently accepting application for programs and services to help Salisbury prevent, prepare for, or respond to coronavirus. Application will be accepted online through February 19, 2021. Please follow the link below to access and submit the online application.

Online Application

Modified Stay-At-Home Order

Modified Stay At Home Order:

  • Close non-essential businesses like gyms, restaurants and retail at 10 p.m. nightly, and allow them to reopen at 5 a.m.
  • Moving the alcohol curfew to 9 p.m. -- two hours earlier than the previous curfew of 11 p.m.
  • The order is set to expire post-New Year on Jan. 8.

Stricter Mask Mandate:

  • Wear a mask when around others who are not in your household, eve n when inside a home.
  • Wear a mask when inside a gym, even if six feet away from other people, even if exercising vigorously.
  • Wear a mask when at a brewery or restaurant, unless actively eating or drinking.
  • Businesses are now asked to enforce the mask mandate more strongly.

Current Limits:

  • Mass gathering limits is currently 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
  • Large outdoor venues with seating greater than 10,000 can operate at 7% capacity.
  • Bars, nightclubs and dance halls can operate outdoors only at 30% capacity or 100 customers, whichever is less.
  • Music halls and venues for live performances can operate at 30% capacity of 100 customers, whichever is less.
  • Movie theaters can operate at 30% capacity or 100 customers per movie screening, whichever is less.
  • The outdoor parts of amusement parks can operate at 30% capacity.
  • Alcohol sales for on-site consumption are banned after 11 p.m.
  • Face coverings are required for everyone over age 5.

If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash

Covid-19: What are the 3 w's for COVID-19? 1 Wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth. 2 Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact. 3 Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

Stay safe. When outside, stay at least 6 ft. apart.

Covid-19: social distancing in public parks and trails

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