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Pickup Day – April 12







Pay your Property Tax, Water, and Sewer bills ONLINE!
Quick! Convenient!
HERE to go to the Online Payment Page! *

(* Note: If your property is scheduled for sale at the upcoming online municipal tax lien sale, you CAN NOT pay your delinquent tax online – you must come to the city office at 17 New Market Street)

Attention: The City of Salem is holding an ONLINE auction of tax liens. For more information and to register to bid, click HERE

The UNITED WAY of Salem County offers Income Tax Preparation Services
at the John Campbell Family Center, for anyone with income LESS than $60,000.
Available M-F from 9am to 4pm, until April 1st, 2017

2017 City Council Meeting Schedule is HERE

2017 Property Revaluation ~ City Of Salem

Entire 2017 Schedule of Rabies Clinics 


The Salem County Community Shuttle is ready to help with your transportation needs.  Making several stops between Salem and Pennsville, Carneys Point, the Pureland Industrial Park, and the Commodore Barry Business Park, more information and a full schedule can be found HERE. Give it a try!




Welcome to the great City of Salem!  A city full of rich history, great architecture, and a prominent future.

Salem City is located along the Salem River, with access to water and upgraded rail ways to support current and future industrial growth. Salem City occupies 2.8 square miles of residential, retail, commercial, and industrial community with great opportunities for private investment and city wide development.

Our City mission is to foster community pride that allows our residents to Mayor-Charles-Washingtonbe active participants in the strategic, substantive and sustainable enhancement of resident’s quality of life, as the governing body stimulates citywide growth by demonstrating competent business savvy, transparent and trust worthy leadership and a commitment to delivering excellence in service.

Salem City is a reflection of the best Salem County and the State of New Jersey have to offer.  We look forward to you getting to know Salem City and invite you to make our home your home.

Mayor Charles Washington, Jr.

What’s Happening Now!

2017 Revenue & Appropriation Summaries

The 2017 Budget Revenue & Allocation Summaries are available - please click the link below to read and/or download the document file. 2017 Municipal Budget Revenue & Appropriation Summaries ...
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2017 Council Meeting Schedule

Schedule of 2017 Regular Meetings Of the Common Council of the City of Salem All Meetings are held in the Municipal Building, #1 New Market Street, and start at 6:30 ...
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Department of Commerce in Salem

20 June 2016 Mayor Washington creates Salem Department of Commerce Mayor Charles Washington today announced the enactment of the newly established Salem Department of Commerce (SDOC).  The Salem Department of ...
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Under the Big Top!

Salem City recently had the circus come to town in a coordinated effort by Mayor Charles Washington Jr. and City Council to raise funds to support local youth through long ...
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Forman S. Acton Foundation – Money For College!

Financial and Educational Assistance for Salem Youth The Forman S. Acton Education Foundation was created to provide financial assistance for children living or attending public school in Salem City, with ...
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Important Phone Numbers

(all numbers are 856 area code unless otherwise noted) Municipal (City) Courts:   935 - 1734 County Courthouse:  878 - 5050 Police Department: 935 - 0057 City Clerk:  Tierra Jennings ...
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Prescription Drug Takeback

Saturday, Oct 22nd is a Prescription Drug Take-Back day in Salem, and around the country. However, you can turn in old, expired, and unsafe prescription drugs ANY TIME. For Safety's ...
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Mostly Cloudy
Thursday 03/30 0%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. High 54F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 03/31 100%
Cloudy with periods of rain. Becoming windy in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 58F. Winds ESE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.
Saturday 04/01 20%
Cloudy. High around 55F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph.