May 1, 2016

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Welcome to the Borough of Franklin

Franklin Borough, incorporated in 1913, is located in beautiful Sussex County.  The Borough has a population of just over 5,000 people with an area of 4.6 square miles.  Known as the “Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World”, Franklin Borough is widely recognized for its rich ore body containing more than 150 minerals, many of which have fluorescent properties.  A number of these minerals are found nowhere else in the world.

Franklin has a rich mining history.  Zinc and iron were mined by small companies in the 1800’s.  In 1897 the New Jersey Zinc Company took control of mining operations and became a major influence in the Borough’s development until the mine closed in 1954.

Today, the Borough’s strategic location and natural beauty have helped it achieve recognition as a great place to live 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 Route 23 corridor is truly a destination for retail shopping and banking while other areas in the Borough retain the distinctive character and down home advantages of small town living.

The Borough’s many volunteer groups and institutions support the town and contribute to a strong sense of community pride.  The Fire Department, First Aid Squad, Recreation, American Legion, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Historical Society, senior groups, churches and numerous other organizations provide the essential services and amenities that make Franklin Borough a great place to live.

This website is a resource to help residents and visitors become better acquainted with Franklin, get information and assist in doing business in the Borough.


  • Sussex County MUA Recycling Services
  • TREP$ Marketplace
    30+ Student Vendor
    Bargains Galore!
    Thursday, April 28th – 6:00 – 8:30 PM
    Franklin Borough School Gym – 50 Washington Ave, Franklin NJ
  • NOTICE OF ANNUAL SPRING HYDRANT FLUSHING -The Franklin D.P.W Water Department will begin a Hydrant Flushing Program beginning on Friday, April 1, 2016 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.
  • Final Bid Spec for cell tower on Evan Street
  • Bridge E-04 – Letter and resolution received 2-16-16 from County Freeholders
  • Public Notice Update: Bridge E-04 Emergency Rehab
  • NEW Garbage Schedule.
  • Beware of Phone Scams! INFO
  • PUBLIC NOTICE – Bridge E-04

Franklin Carnival July 7 through July 10, 2016

Flag Ferris Wheel Carnival sign Carousel 2 Cotton Candy


Slomins has an approved peddler/solicitor permit approved at the Mayor and Council meeting on February 10, 2015.  The permit will be good until December 31, 2015.  There are four individuals with the permits and they will be soliciting for Slomins home security and home heating.


New Jersey Government Energy Aggregation Program

JCPL Notice
Franklin Borough Water Quality Report 2015
Sussex County Mosquito Control Information
Franklin Elementary School Budget
Area E Redevelopment Information
Housing Partner Foreclosure Intervention Center
Workshop – New Jersey and National – Registers of Historic Places