November 17, 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.


  • NOTICE – the YMCA Teen Swarm Night scheduled for Saturday, 11/16 has been canceled.
  • 2020 Census is Hiring – employment opportunities can be found at:   For additional information visit our website

  • EMPLOYMENT NOTICES – New jobs posted – INFO
    Franklin Boro will hold a free Rabies Clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 1-3 PM at the Franklin Boro Garage on Cork Hill Road. All animals must be leashed or caged and be accompanied by a responsible adult.

  • 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

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