February 24, 2020

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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.


  • NOTICE – “Request for Quote” information will be posted later today (Feb 24th).
  • NOTICEPlease be advised that the Recycling Pick-up Schedule for December has changed. Recycling will be picked up on December 4, 2019 and December 18, 2019
  • Leaf & Brush Pickup Schedule
  • 2020 Census is Hiring – employment opportunities can be found at: www.2020census.gov/jobs   For additional information visit our website at:www.2020census.gov
  • PUBLIC NOTICE – 2018 Tax Sale – INFO
  • PUBLIC NOTICE – Garbage Bid – INFO
  • PUBLIC NOTICE – announcing EPA’s five year review of the Metaltec/Aerosystems Superfund site – INFO
  • Revised Main Street Redevelopment Plan – 12/10/2018 – INFO
Forward Franklin
Building Community, Inspiring Health

Congratulations to our 2019 Miss Franklin and Royal Court!

Miss Franklin – Alexandria Colfax
Junior Miss Franklin – Rebecca Fedder
Little Miss Franklin – Addison Smith
Princess of Franklin – Salacia Fortuin
Prince of Franklin – Jackson Biamonte

Miss Franklin Alexandria Colfax will go on to represent Franklin Borough in
the Sussex County Queen of the Fair Pageant on Saturday August 3rd at the
2019 New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show.

The Royal Court will represent Franklin Borough on Tuesday August 6th for
Children’s Day at the 2019 New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse

  • 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