Frequently Called Numbers

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A Guide to Somerset County Government Offices

Somerset County offers a broad range of services to assist residents, communities and businesses.
Frequently called offices and affiliated agencies are listed below.
For other county offices not listed, call (908) 231-7000 or email publicinfo@co.somerset.nj.us

Click on the underlined phone number to send email to that office or agency.
Click on the underlined agency or office name to get more information.

All telephone numbers are in area code 908 unless otherwise indicated.
An asterisk * indicates a county-affiliated agency or institution.

OFFICE / AGENCY INSTITUTION PROGRAM / SERVICE

PHONE #  /  E-Mail

Board of Chosen Freeholders County governing body 231-7030
County Administrator Day-to-day county operations 231-7040
Clerk of the Board Administrative functions of Freeholder Board 231-7032
Aging & Disability Services, Office on Senior centers, activities, assistance programs Multipurpose Senior Center Monthly Activities 704-6346
NJ EASE - Easy Access, Single Entry
1-888-747-1122
Business Partnership of Somerset County* Development/redevelopment info & assistance Chamber of Commerce/tourism & relocation info 218-4300
County Clerk Deeds, passports, county ID cards 231-7006
College, Raritan Valley Community * Two-year accredited community college 526-1200
Community Development Federal Block Grant & Home program administration 541-5756
Cultural & Heritage Commission Arts, cultural events & county history 231-7110
Election Board* Voter registration & info 231-7084
Emergency Management Disaster response/HAZ MAT Team 725-5070
Environmental Education Center Programs, tours & info 766-2489
Extension, Rutgers Cooperative Agriculture/Family & Consumer Sciences/4-H Programs 231-7000, x7520
Family Crisis Intervention Unit Emergency assistance for troubled youth, families 704-6330
Finance/Treasurer County financial management 231-7631
Food Stamps Aid to qualified county residents 526-8800
Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services (formerly Guideline) 24-hour emergency hotline 526-4100
Health Public health issues/West Nile Virus info 231-7155
Human Resources County employment & volunteer opportunities 231-7120
Human Services Human services contracts administration 704-6300
Library* Books/films & videos/research 526-4016
Mental Health Center Counseling & assistance 725-2800
Park Commission* County parks & recreation Weekdays:
722-1200
Activity hotline:
908-722-1200, x351
Planning Board Regional planning/housing/demographic info 231-7021
Prosecutor* Investigations & prosecutions/victim-witness unit 231-7100
Public Information Publicity, media relations, information packets 231-7020
Public Works/Engineering Roads, bridges, traffic safety, flood control 231-7024
Purchasing County bids & contracts 231-7045
Recycling Residential curbside pickups (732) 469-3363
Recycling Education Saturday drop-off program/recycling center tours 231-7109
Roads/Mosquito Control County road maintenance & repair/mosquito control 541-5021
Sheriff County jail/Sheriff's sales/I.D. Bureau 231-7140
Social Services* Welfare/homeless shelter/jobs training 526-8800
Solid Waste Household hazardous waste/Adopt-A-Road program 231-7031
Surrogate Wills & estates, adoptions 231-7003
Superintendent of Schools* Schools statistics & info 541-5700
Tax Board* Tax rates, lists & appeals 541-5701
Transportation For senior citizens & persons with disabilities 231-7116 or
1-800-246-0527
Veterans Services Assistance to veterans & their families 704-6329
Volunteer Services Volunteer opportunities for all ages 704-6358
Vo-Tech Schools* Vo-Tech High School/Adult Education 526-8900
Weights & Measures Monitors weighing devices & product weights 231-7125
Women, Commission on the Status of Info & referral resource for women's issues 231-7509
Youth Services Programs for troubled youth & their families 704-6333