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.

The next meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Salem County will be held August 3, 2016, at 4:00pm at the Old Courthouse House located at 104 Market Street Salem, NJ 08079

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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.

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

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Congratulations to Jean Chetney, today she will be sworn in as a Superior Court Judge in Vicinage XV, which covers Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties. ... See MoreSee Less

Sgt. Rob Hans from our Salem County Sheriff's Office is helping with the training of Cumberland County Sheriff's K9 unit dog as an Explosive Detecting K9. We met Officer Johnson and K9 Cita during their socialization portion of the training as we were greeted by this friendly girl walking our hallway! We were able to catch her in action when she completed her exercises. Great job K9 Cita, we wish you well as you complete your K9 officer training! ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Government updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

The Freeholders had an opportunity to view the completed HazMat vehicle. Leroy Pierce (Chief Fire Instructor & Haz Mat Response) brought the Haz Mat vehicle, generously donated by Chemours, Inc., to the Freeholder meeting on July 20. ... See MoreSee Less

The Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders signed a Proclamation Recognizing July 2016 National Parks and Recreation Month. Pittsgrove Councilwoman/ Parvin State Park representative accepted the Proclamation at the Freeholder Board meeting on July 20. ... See MoreSee Less

Please see attached mosquito control adulticide routes for Thursday, July 21st. There willl be two trucks spraying between 4-7am, weather permitting. Please contact the Salem County Mosquito Control if you should have any questions at 769-3255. ... See MoreSee Less

The Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting will be held this evening, July 20, 4:00 pm at the Upper Pittsgrove Township building. ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders name interim Clerk of the Board. ... See MoreSee Less

The Government 101 participants learned the duties of a Freeholder. Director Julie Acton and Freeholder Melissa DeCastro recapped the role of preparing the budget and being mindful of spending residents hard earned dollars, the services provided, and explained that each Freeholder takes their role seriously. The participants will attend a Freeholder meeting and receive a certificate for completing the Government 101 series. The participants said they learned a lot of information, would recommend others to sign up and recommended us to re-host the event in the fall. Are you interested? Call 935-7510, Ext. 8203 for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

The Government 101 participants learned about the services of the Department of Health & Human Services. The services included Environmental Health, Health Education, Nursing, Mental Health, Emergency Prepardeness, Communicable Disease, Alcohol & Drug, and Aging & Disability. Want to learn how to join the next Government 101 series? Call: 935-7510, Ext. 8203. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations Correctional Officer George Roane! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Salem County Correctional Facility's June Officer of the Month C/O George Roane!

Congratulations to Corrections Officer K.C. Krupski! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Salem County Correctional Facility's May Officer of the Month C/O K.C.Krupski!

Freeholder Melissa DeCastro stopped by the Salem City Farmer's Market (Friday 10 am-2pm). There were a few vendors missing but still worth a stop! The Salem County Arc is selling hot dogs, there was fresh produce, Gia's Biscotti, and Water Ice to mention a few items we saw! ... See MoreSee Less

Don't forget FREE fans are being given out if you are a Salem County resident 60 years+ or disabled by going to the Elmer Grange between 9:30 am - Noon TODAY (July 15). Proof of ID will be required. For more information about the event you may call: 856-339-8622. A special thank you to Mid Atlantic Career and States, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Office on Aging who sponsored this program. Julie Acton, Freeholder Director and Freeholder Melissa DeCastro were on hand to thank Mid Atlantic for their partnership. ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Government shared SNJ Today's video. ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Government is providing 90 boxed fans to both elderly and disabled residents. Find out more below or at: ow.ly/rvP4302ggH4