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 September 7, 2016, at 7:00 PM at the Pittsgrove Township Municipal Building, 989 Centerton Road, Pittsgrove NJ, with a 6:00pm Workshop Meeting prior.

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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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The Sheriff Honor Guard presented colors at the Salem County Fair. Great job to our Sheriff's Officers and Sheriff Miller. ... See MoreSee Less

Please see the mosquito control adulticide routes for Wednesday, August 24th. The trucks will be out spraying between 4-7am, weather permitting in the designated areas.

Please the Salem County Mosquito Control with any questions at 769-3255.
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More pictures from the Salem County Fair opening ceremony. This young man sang beautifully. Great job! ... See MoreSee Less

Did you stop by our Veterans table while at the Salem County fair? ... See MoreSee Less

While at the Salem County Fair, Salem County Vo-Tech ROTC posed with a few of our elected officials. L-R: Freeholders, Ben Laury and Melissa DeCastro, Director Julie Acton, Sheriff Chuck Miller, Freeholders Doug Painter and Bob Vanderslice. ... See MoreSee Less

The Salem County Vo-Tech ROTC shared a few of their skills with our elected officials while at the County Fair. Great job ROTC! ... See MoreSee Less

Did you register? Please share with your family and friends. ... See MoreSee Less

Learn more about how Salem County Government Works! Participants have walked away learning more than anticipated and often say more people should attend!

Did you stop by and visit our Health & Human Servcies table at the Salem County Fair? Be sure to look for their table at various community events! ... See MoreSee Less

Learn more about how Salem County Government Works! Participants have walked away learning more than anticipated and often say more people should attend! ... See MoreSee Less

Would you like to be a sponsor of our upcoming First Responder Dinner Dance? ... See MoreSee Less

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

Did You know.... Who the Oldest Female Veteran is in Salem County?

The Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Veterans Administrator Joe Hannagan recognized Beatrice Coleman as the 2016 Oldest Armed Forces Veteran Member in Salem County. She joined the Freeholders at the August 3 meeting to accept her certificate.

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Director Julie Acton stated, “Every year it is a great honor to present these certificates to our Oldest Armed Forces Veteran’s. We want our veterans to know we are grateful for their service, and it is particularly special to have the opportunity to honor someone who served 73 years ago in World War II. Every individual has a story and I am glad we were able to honor Mrs. Coleman for heroism in our country’s history.”

“We are so proud to honor one of our citizens who volunteered and answered the call in our country’s time of need to serve in our US Military,” stated Veterans Administrator, Joseph Hannagan.

Congratulations Mrs. Beatrice Coleman for your service!
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Director Julie Acton and Freeholders and our Senator Stephen Sweeney and Assemblyman representatives spoke during the fair opening ceremony. ... See MoreSee Less

Freeholder Bob Vanderslice stopped by the Pennsville MAPSA National Night Out on Tuesday, pictured with the Salem County Hazmat. The Sheriff Office K9 Unit showed off their skills. ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Fair held their opening ceremony. The fair is open today- Friday evening. Our elected officials assisted with the ribbon cutting ceremony. ... See MoreSee Less