January 19, 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.


  • New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Clean Energy Program – Information


  • CP Engineers, LLC – 35 Sparta Avenue, Sparta – Rate Schedule
  • Guerin & Vreeland Engineering – 272 Route 206, Andover – Rate Schedule
  • Harold E. Pellow & Associates – 17 Plains Road, Augusta – Rate Schedule
  • Van Cleef Engineering Associates – 11 Howard Blvd., Suite 101, Mt. Arlington. – Rate Schedule

Franklin Pride: Past, Present, Future Poster Contest



  • 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.
  • 2018 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