Welcome to Salem County NJ

Located 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.

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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Freeholder Doug Painter joined Woodstown FFA students for the annual breakfast. The National FFA Vice President and other delegates are visted New Jersey during National FFA Week. ... See MoreSee Less

Freeholder Director Julie Acton and Freeholder Doug Painter were invited to serve as judges at the Salem County Vocational Technical School Quality Cup. ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Employees donated $100 to the American Heart Association in support of "Go Red for Women." Red dress pins and Red Hearts were seen throughout the county offices.
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The County Ware Building is closed.
The Farm Service Agency will be conducting business out of their Vineland Office. Please contact: 856-205-1225.

The County Extension may be reached by contacting: 856-935-7510, Ext. 8203 or 8204.
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Freeholder Director Julie Acton attended the Penns Grove Carleton School today and discussed "What the duties of a Freeholder." She explained what the seven freeholders responsibilities included. Director Acton stated, "I see a lot of potential leaders in the room and I am hoping my visit today will plant a seed because one day you will be our community's future leaders." She provided a visual of all the departments they fund and oversee. Director Acton had one student hold up money as she stated, "We take this job serious because your parents hard earned money is being entrusted to us, the seven freeholders, to fund these programs. They vote for the person who will spend their money like they would and we must be very conscious of that fact." Kudos to the Carleton School positive inspiration messages hung in the school! Thank you to Ms. Cobian, Superintendent, Ms. Shockley, Principal, and Ms. Price for their hospitality. ... See MoreSee Less

The Board of Chosen Freeholders presented a citation to the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapters in honor of FFA Week. The group picture includes students from Salem County Vo-Tech FFA Chapter, Penns Grove Chapter, and Woodstown FFA Chapter. The Freeholders are also pictured with Georgia and Chelsea from Woodstown Chapter FFA, which is the oldest Chapter in South Jersey with 100+years. Jaime Munyon, a Junior at Salem County Vo-Tech, recited the FFA Creed. Congratulations to our FFA Chapters! ... See MoreSee Less

Veteran William Berglund (Army, 1968-1969) of Pennsville led the Pledge of Allegiance last night at the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting. Thank you for your service! ... See MoreSee Less

Please note: The Salem County Agriculture Complex - Ware Building will be closed today, February 17th, due to flooding.

Employees: All employees who normally work in that building should not report to work until tomorrow unless otherwise notified by your supervisor.

Thank you for your cooperation.
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Please note: Salem County non-essential offices will open at 10:30 am due to inclement weather. ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County non-essential offices are closed today, February 16th, in observance of Presidents' Day/ Washington's Birthday. ... See MoreSee Less

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

Did you know that Salem County has the second highest teen pregnancy rate in New Jersey? Salem County's teen pregnancy rate is twice above the state and national average. Want to learn MORE! Come out to one of our upcoming "Are You Talkin' to Me" workshops. Participating families will be entered into a drawing for an I Pad Mini. There are still spots available. To RSVP please call 935-7510 ext 8302 or register through Eventbrite (links are listed below) Thursday, February 19 Salem High School 219 Walnut St, Salem www.eventbrite.com/e/are-you-talkin-to-me-workshops-tickets-15204013614 Tuesday, March 3 Woodstown Middle School 15 Lincoln Avenue, Woodstown www.eventbrite.com/e/are-you-talkin-to-me-workshops-tickets-15204418826 Thursday, March 19 Pittsgrove Middle School 1082 Almond Rd, Pittsgrove www.eventbrite.com/e/are-you-talkin-to-me-workshops-tickets-15204622435 Tuesday, March 31 Penns Grove High School 334 Harding Hwy Carneys Point www.eventbrite.com/e/are-you-talkin-to-me-workshops-tickets-15279159377 Thursday, April 9 Quinton Township School 8 Robinson Street Quinton www.eventbrite.com/e/are-you-talkin-to-me-workshops-tickets-15205090836

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

Salem County Employees are proud to report 76 items were donated to the Project PJ's Drive! We caught a few of the employees in the act of donating; however, many others donated and were unable to get into the picture. A special THANK YOU to our employees and to the girls who organized the project! ... See MoreSee Less

Don't Forget the Project PJ's Drive! They will be having one at the Pennsville Library on Saturday, February 14th, between 10 am - Noon. Today the county employees will be handing over the PJ's collected! You are welcome to drop pj's, underwear and socks off at the County Health Dep., 110 Fifth Street, Suite 400, Salem. (See below for more information!) ... See MoreSee Less

Do you know about Project PJ's? What: Project PJ's is begin coordinated by seven 8th grade Pennsville Middle School girls to raise awareness and support the foster children in Salem County. All donations will be delivered to the Salem County Department of Child Protection and Permanency (formally DYFS). Donation Requests: warm, new pajamas, underwear, and socks for children ages infant through teen. Donations will be collected through February 15th, 2015. Donation Drop Box Locations: Pennsville Public Library, 5th Street Municipal Building or pick up options may be available. A drive will be held at the Pennsville Library on February 14th from 10 am- Noon. Please contact sharonbatt@yahoo.com or tcccnkwelch@gmail.com for further information. Goal: Over the past three years the PJ Project has collected and donated over 700 pairs of pajamas! Our goal this year is to collect 300 pairs of pajamas! Project Coordinator's: Claire Augustin, Kelsie Battersby, April Hartman, Renne Parks, Alexandra Perciavalle, Arianna Smith, and Corrine Welch.