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.


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/
  • Governor Murphy Announces All New Jersey Residents Ages 65 and Older Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning on January 14INFORMATION
  • 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.

The Senior Freeze property tax reimbursement program has been a vital
lifeline for many seniors and disabled individuals throughout New Jersey,
helping to keep their property taxes stable so they can remain in their
homes well into their golden years. This year, due to COVID-19, we have
extended the application deadline until Dec. 31, 2020 to provide more time
so that we can ensure as many eligible taxpayers as possible take
advantage of this program. INFORMATION

The BOROUGH OF FRANKLIN announces the sale of 2019 and prior year delinquent taxes and other municipal charges through an on-line auction. The auction will be held on DECEMBER 1, 2020 starting at 8:30am. For a listing of all parcels, delinquencies and costs, please visit: https://franklin-sussex.newjerseytaxsale.com
Information can be viewed free of charge*
Additional Information

2021 SCUMA Recycling ScheduleINFO

Notice of Availability of Programmatic Environmental Assessment Regarding
Stream and Shoreline Stabilization
New Jersey and New York

Printable Schedule
Flu Consent Form
Vaccine Information Statement

NEW Request for Service FormFORM