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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Salem County Government shared New Jersey Office of Emergency Management's video. ... See MoreSee Less

Never Drive or Walk into Flood Waters - Turn Around Don’t Drown!Flooding is one of the leading causes of weather related fatalities in the U.S. On average, flooding claims nearly 90 lives each year. More than half of these deaths occur in motor vehicles when people attempt to drive through flooded roadways. This happens because people underestimate the force and power of water, especially when it is moving.Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock over and carry off an adult. Twelve inches of water can float a small car. If that water is moving, it can carry that car away. Eighteen to twenty-four inches of flowing water can carry away most vehicles, including large SUVs. It is impossible to tell the exact depth of water covering a roadway or the condition of the road below the water. This is especially true at night when your vision is more limited. It is never safe to drive or walk through flood waters. Any time you come to a flooded road, walkway, or path, follow this simple rule: Turn Around Don’t Drown.Preparedness Don’t wait. Communicate. Talk to your family today about how to prepare for emergencies. Visit www.ready.nj.gov to learn how to build a kit and make a plan. Download the NJ Hurricane Survival Guide to learn more about hurricanes and how you family should prepare: ready.nj.gov/plan/hurricanes.htmlAlways Know the Latest Weather Information REMINDER: NJ is covered by two different weather stations: Mount Holly, NJ for most of the State and Upton, NY for the NE part of the State. For Northeast NJ residents and commuters to/from NYC, please visit: www.weather.gov/okx/. For the rest of New Jersey please visit: www.weather.gov/phi/.Like & share our page! Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/ReadyNJ and Instagram www.instagram.com/ReadyNJFor more information and flood safety tips, visit www.floodsafety.noaa.gov.#ReadyNJ #Joaquin #JoaquinNJ #HurricanePrep

We were given additional pictures from the meeting with Governor Christie in Sea Isle City. Freeholder Director Julie Acton, Sheriff Chuck Miller and Jeff Pompper, Office of Emergency Services Director attended to discuss weather preparation planning. Julie Acton ... See MoreSee Less

Ben Laury, Deputy Freeholder Director, attended a grand opening today in Woodstown. Deputy Director Laury encourages everyone to shop and support local businesses. ... See MoreSee Less

Governor Christie holding a press conference in Sea Isle City on storm preparations with local officials & first responders. Director Julie Acton, Sheriff Chuck Miller and Office of Emergency Management Director Jeff Pompper attended to assure Salem County was included in the information. Julie Acton, ... See MoreSee Less

Tonight we show appreciation to our County's First Responders at the 2nd Annual First Responder Appreciation Dinner. This dinner is being provided by our generous corporate sponsors: Atlantic City Electric, Mannington Mills, PSEG & Chemours. ... See MoreSee Less

Have you liked the Salem County (NJ) Department of Emergency Services page? ... See MoreSee Less

FLOODING BY THE WEEKEND? PREPARE NOW.The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and its partners in the National Weather Service are asking residents to prepare now for predicted bad weather and flooding. There is a good chance for minor to moderate coastal flooding beginning on Thursday, with the possibility of moderate to severe coastal flooding on Friday, especially at times of high tide.What should you do?1. As this is the last day of National Preparedness Month, Don't Wait. Communicate! You should heed the warnings and make sure you HAVE A KIT OF EMERGENCY SUPPLIES (see www.ready.nj.gov/plan/kit-plan.html ) and MAKE A PLAN to deal with whatever may come. Preparedness is everyone! Remember to include your family pets into your preparedness plans. Learn how people with access and functional needs can prepare (see www.ready.nj.gov/plan/special-needs.html)2. Stay tuned to reliable weather forecasts and know where to get your official information from local authorities and the NJOEM (www.facebook.com/ReadyNewJersey and www.twitter.com/ReadyNJ )3. Use your head when planning activities and trips for the weekend. Don’t place yourself or your loved ones in danger. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters. Remember - Turn Around Don't Drown.#ReadyNJ #Joaquin #JoaquinNJ #HurricanePrepLike & share our page! Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/ReadyNJ and Instagram www.instagram.com/ReadyNJ

Salem County Government shared Chief John Pelura III's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Bring by your unused medications tomorrow, Saturday, September 26 from 10am to 2pm. No paperwork, no explanations, no need to talk to anyone. Just drop them in a box. Please, no liquids or needles.

Registration is being accepted for the County's Popular Disabilities Awareness Day on October 9th. Read the news release for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

A few pictures from the Hidden in Plain Sight program sponsored by the Salem County Alcohol & Drug Abuse- Municipal Alliance. Participants: Cumberland County Alliance Coordinator- Ashleigh Huff, Mental Health & Addiction Services Cumberland County's Assistant Director- Melissa Niles; Salem County Prosecutor's Office- Sgt. Elliot Hernandez ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Government added a new photo. ... See MoreSee Less