March 22, 2019

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Welcome to the Borough of Franklin

Franklin Borough – a small town with a big heart: incorporated in 1913; located in Sussex County in beautiful Northwestern NJ; having a population of just under 5,000 people with an area of 4.6 square miles; designated by the NJ legislature as the “Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World”; widely recognized for its mining history and rich zinc and iron ore bodies containing more than 150 minerals, many of which have fluorescent properties and some found nowhere else in the world.

Today, the Borough’s strategic location and natural beauty have helped it achieve recognition as a great place to live, work and shop. Franklin’s amenities include a beautiful pond recreation area, schools and parks in a rural setting, with the added convenience of nearby commercial activities.



  • WORKSHOP MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL – PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Franklin Borough Mayor & Council have scheduled a workshop meeting on March 20, 2019, at the Franklin Municipal Building, 46 Main Street, Franklin at 7:00 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Franklin Borough CY 2019 Municipal Budget. NO FORMAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN.
  • Teen Swarm Night has been re-scheduled for April 6th. INFORMATION
  • Revised Main Street Redevelopment Plan – 12/10/2018 – INFO
  • Franklin Miners Bowling Club – INFO

Statement from Franklin Borough Administration

We appreciate the dedication and hard work of all of our first responders, and we thank them for their continued service and commitment to keeping our community safe. There has been recent media coverage of the Franklin Borough Police Department and Franklin Fire Department regarding personnel and departmental matters. The Borough of Franklin reaffirms that calls for service will continue to be handled with fidelity by both the police department and the volunteer fire department.

  • Franklin residents can fish and boat/kayak on the Franklin Pond at no charge, but they must complete a fishing or boating permit between the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday. Fees for non-residents are $20 for a fishing permit and $30 for a boating permit.
  • Board of Elections is looking for poll workers. Interested people can call 973-579-0950 x 1591 with questions. Click Here for current list of available locations for new poll worker training classes.
  • 2019 SCMUA Schedule. Notice includes FREE recycling drop-off dates.
  • Mosquito Notice – DETAILS
  • Franklin Elementary School Budget 2017-2018
  • 2018 Water Quality Report (for the year 2017)
  • Foreclosure Fast Facts & Resource Sheet
  • Emergency Services Length of Service Awards Program – DETAILS