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City of Salem offices are located at 17 New Market Street, the white building next to the Salem City Community Gardens

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Council Meetings
City of Salem Council meetings are open to the public and are held the First and Third Mondays of each month (except June, July, August, September and November - no meeting on first Monday) at 7:00pm in the municipal building at One New Market Street (the cool brick building behind Bravo's Pizza).


The complete permitting process may not include all of the following – contact City for more specific information   

Historic Preservation Commission (Signs or Building Alterations in Historic District: Market Street or Broadway from 3rd to Olive) Meets 3rd Wednesday Prior approval required Jim Smith 935-4036  

Zoning (Combined Planning & Zoning Boards)
Applications for the following: 1) Variances 2) Conditional Use 3) Minor and Major Subdivision 4) Site Plan Review 5)   Sign Permit 6) Hearing at Planning Board - Meets Thursdays after the 3rd Wednesday, except Holidays.  Applications must be in the office at 17 New Market St. 10 days prior to the meeting.   Carol Wright 935-5510    

Construction Permits Building; Electrical; Plumbing; Fire Subcode DCA – Chuck Kane – 609-567-3653 In the office at 17 New Market St. on Thursdays    

Business License
1. Application 2. Site Plan Waiver 3. Hearing at Planning Board  Carol Wright 935-5510  

Certificate of Occupancy (CO) required prior to moving in
Inspection by Code Official Carol Wright 935-5510 Kathy Parsons 935-5510   Application packet for all of the above permits and Licenses is available at the City Hall Annex, 17 New Market Street 856-935-5510.  



Mailing Address
City of Salem
17 New Market Street
Salem, New Jersey  08079

General Information
(856) 935-0372

Tax Assessor
(856) 935-2024

Zoning Officer
(856) 935-0373

Street Department
(856) 935-1265

Water & Sewer Department
(856) 935-0350

Building Inspector
(856) 935-5510

Police Department
(856) 935-0057


2015 City Officials


Mayor
Charles Washington, Jr.

Council President
Karen Roots

Members of Council
Ruth Carter
Earl Gage
Vaughn Groce
Sherman Hampton
Charles Hassler
Horace Johnson
Karen Roots
James Waddington

Treasurer
David Crescenzi

Solicitor
David J. Puma, Esq.

Town Clerk
Kathleen Keen

Chief of Police
John Pelura III

Fire Chief
J. Fred Ayars

Ambulance Squad
Lorraine Phillips

Sanitation Superintendent
Thomas Gant

Water Superintendent
Frederick Mucci III

Street Department Superintendent

Paul Ledford

City Mechanic
Gene Cagle




New Block Heads wanted!  For further information please contact Salem City Councilman Horace Johnson at 856-935-0372 (Main Salem City line)