Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders

10 Court St * Morristown * NJ 07960

In New Jersey’s early history, any person who owned land free from debts, mortgages, other legal claims or liens was a “freeholder.” Those who were elected to serve were the “Chosen Freeholders.” Today, just as in 1798, the Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative and administrative head of county government in Morris County.

New Jersey’s 21 counties serve as a middle level of government and the municipalities. The counties deal with regional problems such as waste disposal and water supply concerns, as well as the historic responsibility of the courts, roads, general government and elections.

Of Special Note:

  • There are seven members of the board, each serving a three-year term

Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 [email protected]