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Posted Sep. 17, 2020

(Passaic County, New Jersey) – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders hosted a ribbon cutting for the Passaic County Animal Response Team (CART) Trailer on September 17, 2020.

Posted Sep. 08, 2020
This article includes resources for businesses and individuals to utilize during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Last Updated September 8, 2020

Posted Aug. 17, 2020
Passaic County is giving out free radon test kits.  Kits will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.  Please contact Christian Okpukpara at 973-225-3651 or christianO@passaiccountynj.org.

Posted Aug. 13, 2020
Is your family prepared for an emergency?  Check out this list of recommended supplies for your emergency preparedness kit. 

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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