Welcome to Salem County NJ

zikaLocated in the heart of the Northeast Corridor, Salem County is the Gateway to New Jersey. Visit us and Discover the Possibilities that exist in our County. I consider it an honor to serve as Freeholder Director. This website is another step toward making Salem County government open, accessible and responsible, one of my key priorities. ♦

Congratulations Julie Acton for being named “Freeholder of the Year”!
Read the entire press release here.

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Julie A. Acton
Julie A. Acton Message from Julie A. Acton, Director, Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders:
Welcome to the Salem County website.  On behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, I encourage residents, visitors, and businesses to explore the many resources, programs, and services Salem County government offers.  You will find useful information; documents and forms to download; links to various government entities; and news announcements.  We are honored to have qualified and dedicated employees who provide friendly and exceptional service to those we serve.  Salem County is a wonderful place to live, work, and visit. I consider it an honor to serve the residents of this great county as your Freeholder Director.  This website serves as another avenue toward this Administration’s priorities: making Salem County government open, accessible, and responsible.

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Andy Buzby, Agricultural Board Member, spoke about the Agricultural Farmland Preservation. ... See MoreSee Less

Jim McKelvie, County Engineer, spoke to the Government 101 participants about Roads and Bridges, funding received for the projects in Salem County. He explained how much it costs to repair 1 mile of road. Jim explained the role of those in the Engineer's Office. ... See MoreSee Less

During a Government 101 presentation, Mike Mulligan explained the role of County Counsel and Adjuster's Office. ... See MoreSee Less

The County Planner spoke at the Government 101 series and explained the role of the Planning Department. ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Freeholders: Julie Acton (Director) and Lee Ware joined the Tourism Advisory Committee Members (Heather Yelle, Kirsten Engstrom, and Curt Harker) and Tourism/ Economic Development Director Kathleen Mills in the unveiling of the new signs at the 7 Steps to Freedom locations.

Are you familiar with the 7 Steps of Freedom? It is a self guided tour through the underground railroad sites in Salem County. You call a number and will hear a story about the lives of those from the past.
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The Government 101 series.... Jeff Ridgway (Director of Public Works), Autumn Angelus (Biologist) and Steve Schalick (Roads Supervisor) discuss the operations of Facilities Management, Mosquito Control, and Roads/ Bridges. The participants learned the costs of utility costs, what is needed to remove snow, how Mosquito operates. ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Government added a new photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Take a moment to watch the Salem County Vo-Tech School AF JROTC in action as they place the flags at the Veterans Cemetery. Director Acton stopped to personally thank the students for helping to honor our deceased veterans this Memorial Day There will be a Memorial Day Ceremony at the County Veterans Cemetery on Monday, May 30, Noon. Bring you own chair. ... See MoreSee Less

Kevin Crouch spoke to the Government 101 participants about the County Clerk of the Board's role and the Freeholder appointed authorities, commissions, and committees. ... See MoreSee Less

The Salem County Vocational School ROTC students were placing the flags at the Veterans Cemetery. See if you know any of the students! Thank you SCVTS ROTC! ... See MoreSee Less

Freeholder Director Julie Acton, Freeholders Ben Laury and Doug Painter participated in the Salem Community College Convocation on April 19. The ceremony featured the inauguration of President Michael R. Gorman. Also pictured (far left) is SCC Board of Trustees Chair John Ashcraft. The Convocation opened with the Presentation of the Colors by the Salem County Career & Technical High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet Color Guard. Pictured with Freeholders Acton and Painter is Hannah Gibbs, a freshman in the Academy of Medical Sciences. ... See MoreSee Less

Julie Acton, Freeholder Director, was honored as Freeholder of the Year by the New Jersey Conference of Mayors at their 53rd Annual Spring Conference Legislative Reception on Thursday, April 28. Congratulations Julie! ... See MoreSee Less

Friends Helping Friends of South Jersey, Inc. held a fundraiser to benefit Hubie Layton. Director Julie Acton and Freeholder Ben Laury are pictured with Mr. Layton and Mr. Foote. ... See MoreSee Less

Calling all Salem County Armed Forces Enlistees! ... See MoreSee Less