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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Julie Acton was named Director of the Board of Chosen Freeholders at their re-organizational meeting held on January 7, 2014. Below she is being sworn in as Director with her family by her side, as well as the speech she gave. (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

The County Health Department announced their February 2015 Walk Schedule! ... See MoreSee Less

This evening the County Freeholder Board presented a citation to Kathleen Poliski, South Jersey Producer from LAC, for the documentary film "Where would we be without farmers?" The film was a documentary film about The Robinson Family Farm. The focus was on the impact on local farmers. You can view and vote for her film by following this link: www.phillyvoice.com/south-jersey-producer-agriculture-video/

Congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Poliski!
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The Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting will be held tonight, January 14th in the Salem County Old Court House, 104 Market Street, Salem. The workshop meeting will be held at 6:15 pm and the regular meeting begins at 7:30 pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Government shared Salem County Chamber of Commerce's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Don't miss The Chamber's State of the County Address, January 29, 5pm at SCVTS - $5 per person for Members, $10 for prospective Members. RSVP to Melissa at 351-2244 today.

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

TRUE or FALSE: Talking to your kids about sex makes them more likely to have sex. FALSE........Comprehensive sex education reduces teen pregnancy rates, decreases sexual risk taking, improves teen sexual health and romantic relationships, and strengthens the relationship with your teen. Accurate, informative, realistic information is your best weapon! Want to learn MORE! Come out to one of our upcoming workshops.

Salem County Government shared Salem County Sheriff's Office's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Please congratulate Laraysha Woods, Salem County Correctional Facility's 2013 Officer of the Year. She is pictured here with Deputy Warden Anthony Wright at the Warden's Convention in Atlantic City. The ceremony was held in October, 2014. Congratulations, Officer Woods!

Today was the 24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship and Awards Breakfast. Below: Director Julie Acton and Deputy Director Benjamin Laury, presented Chairperson Dr.James Dickerson with a Freeholder Board Citation. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

The Salem County non-essential offices will be closed today, 1/19, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. ... See MoreSee Less

Sheriff Charles M. Miller will be honored for his achievements at the SCVT Educational Foundation Leadership Recognition and Scholarship Dinner. Tickets are available: $45/pp. Proceeds benefit secondary & post-secondary graduating students. Congratulations Sheriff Miller! ... See MoreSee Less

BJ Ayars, Timeless Photographs by BJ, shared a few more pictures from the 2015 Board of Chosen Freeholder Re-organization meeting. Be sure to keep checking our page to view more pictures from the evening! (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

Director Julie Acton and Freeholder Doug Painter attended the Chamber of Commerce business meeting this morning at Harvest Bank. (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know...
The Board of Chosen Freeholders had a town crier at their 2015 re-organizational meeting? Aaron Yangello of Pennsville was the Town Crier and did an outstanding as he welcomed those in attendance! A video will be posted at a later date. (2 photos)
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Director Julie Acton was honored to attend Governor Chris Christie's State of the State address. Look what she found in the Statehouse. ... See MoreSee Less