Welcome to Salem County NJ

All non-essential County Offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of the Federal Holiday, Presidents’ Day.

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.

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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 business’ 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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A few more pictures from the Chamber of Commerce State of the County Address. ... See MoreSee Less

Salem Community College will offer free professional help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is required to apply for federal and state financial assistance programs. For details on the upcoming workshops, click here: ... See MoreSee Less

Need help completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)?SCC will offer a free workshop to help students and parents complete the form, which is required to apply for federal and state tuition assistance programs. Offered twice: Saturday, February 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and Tuesday, March 1, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.To register and view details, visit

The County Health and Human Services prepared a informational fact sheet regarding the Zika Virus. ... See MoreSee Less

Freeholder Director Julie Acton acknowledged Kevin Crouch for leading the Freeholder Board to operate with paperless meetings. This accomplishment saved money and time processing the meeting packets. Director Acton recognized county employees in the room. She also expressed she does not take this job lightly nor do the other Freeholders. She said to take a business card and they are available 7 days a week. ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Monday, February 15, 2016
All guests have to sign in the Warming Center BY 9pm.
John B. Campbell Center
118 Walnut Street
Salem, NJ 08079
River Church
222 South Broad Street
Pennsgrove, NJ 08069
The warming centers are OPEN. Please send all those in need to the nearest warming center BY 9:00 P.M.

Please like the Code Blue in Salem County Facebook page!
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Freeholder Doug Painter spoke at the Chamber of Commerce State of County Address providing an overview of accomplishments and goals for the Education/ Employment Committee. Doug Painter ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations C/O James Huff, Jr.! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Salem County Correctional Facility's Officer of the 4th Quarter for 2015, C/O James E. Huff, Jr.!

Congratulations C/O Megan Knott! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Salem County Correctional Facility's Officer of the Month for January 2016, C/O Megan Knott!

Freeholder Lee Ware spoke at the Chamber of Commerce State of County Address. He encouraged residents to "Discover the Road Less Traveled - Salem County Weekends" and learn more about the events planned throughout the year. ... See MoreSee Less

Freeholder Ben Laury spoke at the Chamber of Commerce State of County Address. He provided accomplishments and goals of the Public Works Department. ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Government shared Salem County Health Department's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Please see the *REVISED* rabies clinic schedule. Clinic scheduled for the past weekend were moved to a later date.

Salem County Government shared Salem County Health Department's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Are you interested in becoming a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor Volunteer in Salem County? The training is free and volunteers must be age 18 or older, interest in mental health, Salem County resident, and willing to vounteers during disaster situations. For more information contact Becky Foraker, Mental Health Administrator at 856-935-7510 ext. 8464

Zika Virus 101 ... See MoreSee Less

Freeholder Lee Ware will be honored by the SCVTS Educational Foundation on February 26th. Tickets are available through February 17th. Come out and support "Coach" Ware! ... See MoreSee Less