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Passaic County is a diverse county with a rich history and a bright future. Discover our history, our attractions, and our services. 
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Posted Mar. 27, 2020
The NJEDA has created a webpage that directs business owners to various resources to assist in coping financially with the COVID-19 public health crisis.  This site will be updated with any new programs or support that becomes available. 
https://www.njeda.com/about/Public-Information/Coronavirus-Information
Posted Mar. 24, 2020
3.24.20 Latest Updates: COVID-19 | Coronavirus

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Posted Mar. 17, 2020
Effective March 18, 2020, the Passaic County Department of Planning and Economic Development is working with a limited staff because of the Public Health Emergency. As a result, the Planning Board Meeting scheduled for March 26, 2020 has been canceled. 

Effective immediately, all Planning Board applications and submissions will be accepted through digital transmission ONLY.  
Posted Mar. 16, 2020
Special Announcement

Out of an abundance of caution, the Passaic County Clerk’s Office will be suspending all outreach events beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.  Please call (973) 225-3690 if you need additional details.

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The term “Freeholder” can be traced to the colonial period of American history. In New Jersey’s 1776 Constitution, the state vested the power to govern counties in an elected body of “men” who held or owned land outright with no debt or mortgages to be Chosen by their peers. The body was deemed the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Although there is no longer a requirement to own land and all citizens of legal age have the right to vote and hold office, the term Freeholder has endured. New Jersey has 21 Counties, and no two counties are exactly the same. The organization and structure of counties are tailored to fit their communities’ needs and characteristics. In Passaic County’s commission form of government, the Freeholders discharge both the legislative and executive responsibilities of government. The seven member board is headed by a Freeholder Director who is selected to serve a one-year term at the Board’s annual reorganization meeting held in January. Each Freeholder is elected at-large for a staggered 3-year term