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As soon as we receive the certified rates we will proceed with our billing process. The 3rd quarter is still technically due August 1, 2018 but the grace period will be extended to 25 days from the date the bills are mailed by the tax office. Please note that the mailing date is key date, not the date that you night receive your bill.

At this time, these tax bills will also become available on our secure online payment system at this link.

Franklin Township FAQ

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  • Cable TV

    • I'm paying much more for cable than I really want to. Are there ways I can reduce my cable bill?

    • Are there any Cable TV discounts available for low-income or senior citizens?

    • Shouldn't I contact the Franklin Township Cable TV Advisory Committee when I have problems?

    • What are the current companies providing cable TV Services to Franklin Township?

    • What are the terms of the New Jersey State system-wide cable television franchise agreement with Verizon?

    • What benefits did Franklin Township receive from the Comcast Franchise renewal?

    • What can the Township do to address resident complaints concerning poor audio quality on the Education and Government Access Channels?

    • What can the Township do to address resident complaints regarding pricing and service offerings?

    • What can the Township do to address resident complaints regarding your Cable Television provider’s customer service?

    • What can the Township do to address residents request for more channels?

    • What can the Township do to address the lack of competition in cable television providers?

    • What if the problem is not resolved after contacting my Cable provider?

    • What is the difference between Comcast Cable and Verizon FIOS?

    • What is the role of the Cable Television Advisory Committee?

    • When will FIOS be available throughout Franklin Township?

    • Whom should I contact if I have problems with my cable TV, IP based phone service, or cable modem based Internet service?

    • Why is Comcast the Franklin Township cable service provider?

  • Construction

    • How long does it take for a construction permit to be approved?

    • How much will my construction permit cost?

    • How will I know when my construction permit is ready?

    • I’m buying a home or business. Is there anything needed from the Building Department?

    • Must I use a contractor for work done at my house?

    • Uniform Construction Code Changes

    • What are the requirements for a Certificate of Occupancy?

    • What happens if I get caught working without a construction permit?

    • What inspections do I need for my construction project?

    • What method of payment can I use when picking up my construction permit?

    • When do I need a construction permit?

    • When I schedule a construction inspection can I get an appointment time?

  • Firearms Applications

    • Do I have to be a United States citizen to apply for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

    • How do I apply for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

    • I am a private detective and would like to carry a handgun. What is the process?

    • I am a retired law enforcement officer and am interested in applying for a Retired Law Enforcement Permit to Carry a Handgun? How do I apply?

    • I am seeking employment with a non law enforcement agency or employer that requires me to obtain a New Jersey Firearms Carry Permit for work. How do I apply for a New Jersey Firearms Carry Permit?

    • I have a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card issued by another jurisdiction other than Franklin Township (Somerset County). Am I required to get fingerprinted?

    • I recently received my New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and would like to purchase a handgun from friend and/or acquaintance. Do I need a Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

    • My Permit to Purchase a Handgun is about to expire. Can it be renewed?

    • My relative is deceased and I have inherited his firearms. Am I required to obtain a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun to take possession of them?

    • Once I submit my application for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Permit to Purchase a Handgun, how long will the process take?

    • What is the cost for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

    • What is the fingerprint fee required for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

  • Historic Preservation Commission

    • How does a property receive historic designation?

    • How does historic designation affect a property?

    • Must the applicant attend the review hearing for the approval process from the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission?

    • What happens to the application after a review hearing from the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission?

    • What is historic designation?

    • What is Section 106 review for a historic structure?

    • What is the Franklin Township Historic Preservation Advisory Commission?

    • When does a property owner need approval from the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission?

    • Where can I find more information on the Commission and local historic districts?

  • Municipal Ethics

    • Does Franklin Township have a local municipal ethics board?

    • How are ethics hearings conducted by the Local Finance Board?

    • How do I file an ethics complaint?

    • How long are written materials involving a complaint required to be preserved?

    • What are the penalties for violating the Local Ethics Law?

    • What are the responsibilities of the Local Finance Board for the implementation of the Local Government Ethics Law?

    • What can I expect after an ethics complaint is filed?

    • What constitutes a violation of the Local Government Ethics Law?

    • What is an advisory opinion and who may request an advisory opinion from the Local Finance Board?

    • What is the jurisdiction of the Local Finance Board?

    • What should be included in my written ethics complaint?

    • Who is subject to the Local Government Ethics Law?

    • Who may file an ethics complaint?

  • Police

    • I have been involved in a motor vehicle crash in Franklin Township. What should I do?

  • Pothole

    • How do I know if what I am reporting can be repaired as a pothole or not?

    • Is every dip, crack or break in the street considered a pothole?

    • The Township says it fills potholes promptly, but the pothole is still there. What’s going on?

    • What causes a pothole?

    • What is the solution to potholes?

    • Where do we report when there is a pothole?

    • Which potholes get fixed first?

    • Why are there so many potholes in our streets?

    • You filled a pothole, but a few days later, there it was again. Why don’t your repairs last longer?

  • Recreation

    • How do I get a park permit?

    • How do I schedule an event in Colonial Park?

    • How does Recreation program registration and the lottery system work?

    • How much is a park permit?

    • I am currently having financial hardship. How can I/my children still be involved in Township activities?

    • I am not a resident of Franklin. Can I rent out the park?

    • I am on a waiting list for a Recreation program. How does the waiting list work?

    • I registered for a Recreation activiity and my check was cashed but I haven’t received a call. What do I do?

    • When is a special event permit needed?

    • Where can I take the Coach’s S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic?

    • Where do I call about Independent Sports Organizations?

  • Senior Services

    • Are there any Cable TV discounts available for low-income or senior citizens?

    • HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF A SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB?

    • I AM NOT INTERESTED IN JOINING A SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB, SO WHAT OTHER ACTIVITIES CAN I PARTICIPATE IN AT THE CENTER?

    • I NO LONGER DRIVE SO HOW CAN I GET TO THE SENIOR CENTER?

    • IS THERE LUNCH SERVED AT THE CENTER?

  • Shade Tree Commission

    • Who is responsible to replace a dead/dying tree in my development?

  • Stormwater Management

    • How do I obtain a stormwater management permit?

    • How much is the stormwater management permit fee?

    • Is the stormwater maintenance permit issued one time?

    • What are the penalties/repercussions for non-compliance?

    • What is a stormwater maintenance permit?

    • What is a stormwater maintenance plan?

    • What is a stormwater management plan?

    • What is required by the program and the Township?

    • What is the Stormwater Maintenance Program?

    • What mandates the Stormwater Maintenance Program?

    • When is the maintenance performed?

    • Who can I contact for further information and details about stormwater management?

    • Who can perform the maintenance?

    • Who enforces the program?

  • Voting and Elections

    • Are the Somerset County voting machines suitable for handicapped individuals?

    • As a poll worker, what time do I have to report for work on Election Day?

    • As a poll worker, will I get a lunch and/or dinner break?

    • Can a voter application be mailed to my residence?

    • Can I register my child to vote who is attending college?

    • Do I have to be trained to be a poll worker?

    • Do I need to bring ID with me to register to vote?

    • How are recorded votes stored?

    • How are the voting machines tested?

    • How can I find my polling location?

    • How can I register to vote?

    • How do I become a poll worker?

    • How do I change or declare a political party affiliation?

    • How long are the polls open for voting on Election Day?

    • If I do not include the appropriate ID with my mailed in voter registration, will I still be able to vote?

    • In the event of a power outage can the voting machines still operate?

    • What do I do if I’ve been assigned to work a poll but something comes up last minute that prohibits me from working?

    • What type of voting machine is used in Somerset County?

    • When voting, can I write in a candidate not shown on the ballot?

    • When voting, how can I confirm the selection I made on the voting machine?

  • Water Utility

    • I have a question about my drinking water, who should I call?

    • My water bill shows an unusual high usage, what should I do?

    • What do I do when I receive a door tag from the Water Utility?

    • What is a curb stops? How should I protect them?

    • What should I do when a Boiling Water Advisory is issued?

    • What should I do when Franklin Township Water Utility staff requests to enter my residence?

    • What should I do when I receive a door tag from Franklin Township Water Utility?

    • What should I do when the Boiling Water Advisory is removed?

    • Where does my drinking water come from? What is the source of my drinking water?

    • Who owns the water meter?

    • Who should I call when I have a water emergency outside of your office hour?

    • Why did I receive a notice from Franklin Township Water Department indicating the replacement of my water meter?

    • Why do I smell sewage in my drinking water?