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.


The Franklin D.P.W Water Department will begin a Hydrant Flushing Program beginning on Thursday, April 1, 2021 and will continue through to the end of the month. During this program water may become discolored for brief periods of time. Residents are advised to check their water before using or doing laundry. Hydrant Flushing will be done between the hours of 9:00 pm and 2:00 am in an attempt to minimize any inconvenience. If brown water is observed please open your outside tap and flush until the brown water is eliminated. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation during this program.

JCP&L Pre- Flight Notifcation – March 25, 2021 Reminder
We would like to remind you that JCP&L will be performing the work described below through approximately April 30th.

Please be advised that JCP&L will be performing Helicopter patrols of our transmission lines beginning March 24th, through approximately April 30th, weather permitting. English Air Service/ Geodigital will be mobilizing and will begin performing routine patrols on all transmission lines. The patrols are expected to take approximately 5 weeks to complete but as always, completion can be impeded due to inclement weather and any patrol work related to outages and/or storm restoration. The following helicopters will be used for the routine patrols:

Bell 206B Jet Ranger – N533RA – green and white

A routine patrol is a general, overall look at the transmission line, right-of-way, structures, and all associated hardware where the inspection crew is trying to look for any obvious/outstanding maintenance conditions. A Routine Patrol is typically flown around 25-30 knots (30-35mph) but the helicopter may be seen hovering or circling structures or spans of a transmission line to get a better look at any conditions found during the patrol(s).

It should be noted that the contractor has been authorized to patrol the transmission circuits in their entirety (i.e. “breaker-to-breaker”), so patrols on certain lines may therefore extend into the neighboring regions. The flight crew provides information on their daily location to both FE Transmission Lines Maintenance and the FCC, and the pilot will be in communication with any local airports when in their airspace.

Radon Awareness Program
Radon Map

Seniors who are unable to access the internet may call the Sussex County Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555 for help registering for a vaccination appointment. 

Seniors in need of transportation to vaccination sites located throughout Sussex County can contact Skylands Ride at 973-579-0480 for assistance.  When possible, please contact Skylands Ride prior to registering for your COVID-19 vaccination so that transportation can be coordinated with your scheduled vaccination date.

Seniors who have questions related to COVID19 may call the Sussex County COVID Hotline Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm at  973-579-9488. 

Currently, there are 4 vaccination sites in Sussex County:

  • LATEST COVID-19 InformationDETAILS
  • COVID VACCINE PRE-REGISTRATION. The website to pre-register for the vaccine is now live. Please visit https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/
  • Energy Financial Assistance InformationINFO

Due to Covid-19, no in-person applications will be accepted. All applications must be mailed or put in the locked drop box at Town Hall.

Make your check or money order payable to Franklin Borough. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope so the license may be returned to you. A copy of the rabies certificate and proof of neutering/spaying must be included.
Mail all to: Franklin Borough, Attn: Animal Licensing, 46 Main St., Franklin, NJ 07416
All dogs and cats 7 months of age or when permanent teeth are in whichever is first, whether inside or out, must be licensed. Licenses are due by February 28, 2021. After February 28, 2021, a $5.00 late fee will be charged per month/per animal.

Rabies vaccinations must be good through November 1 of the license year to comply with New Jersey State Department Health. Owners are advised to consult with their Vet if they have any questions concerning vaccination overlap.

2021 SCUMA Recycling ScheduleINFO

NEW Request for Service FormFORM