As we continue to respond to the rapidly evolving health concerns surrounding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Franklin Township wants to make sure that you have access to key Township services while keeping you safe.
Below is a list of several Township services that residents can access remotely. We will continue to update this as services become available.
Stay connected and stay safe.
TEXT 08873 to 888777 to stay updated
Township Clerk 732-873-2500 x6208
If you need to apply for a marriage license or pick up your marriage license for an upcoming wedding, please call 732-873-2500 ext. 6208 to schedule an appointment.
If you wish to obtain certified copies of a vital record, please click request for a vital record to obtain an application.
Dog licenses can be obtained through the mail.
Please e-mail OPRA requests to AnnMarie.McCarthy@franklinnj.gov or online at www.franklintwpnj.org/government/departments/clerk-s-office/open-public-records-requsts-opra-
Due to Coronavirus the Mayor will be performing virtual wedding ceremonies please call 732-873-2500 x6208 for an appointment
732-873-5533 Main Number
(732) 873 7277 (PASS)
Accident reports are available online at https://policereports.lexisnexis.com//search/. If you are unable to obtain your crash report in this manner or have additional questions regarding other types of reports you can call 732-873-5533 ext. 1020 and leave a message and you will be contacted at a later date by a staff member.
The pickup of firearms ID Cards and permits to purchase handguns will be done by appointment only. If you have been notified that your Firearms Permits are ready for pickup please contact our Firearms Unit at 732-873-5533 ext 2036. IF you have not been notified that your permits are ready, additional instructions will be sent to you via email when your application has been processed.
In case of a true emergency, please call 911
The Police Records Bureau will be closed to the public. A minimum of staff members will be available to process requests for reports.
In-court sessions remain suspended
Virtual court sessions are being held to
mitigate public exposure to COVID-19
To minimize foot traffic at the Franklin/Millstone Municipal Courthouse during the COVID-19 pandemic, Franklin/Millstone Municipal Court is conducting virtual court sessions. Please complete and submit the below Virtual Court Registration Form. Not all cases are eligible for virtual court. Therefore, after submitting the registration form you will receive an e-mail confirmation informing you on how you are to proceed with your matter.
If your case qualifies for a virtual court session, we will schedule your matter. You will receive an e-mail confirmation with instructions on how to participate.
NOTICE TO ATTORNEYS:
You may use this form to request a virtual court date for you and your client.
Payments can be made online at Njmcdirect.com.
To file a complaint please call (732) 873-7285 to schedule an appointment, staff will be available by phone Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:00PM
Water Main Break
Maintenance issues should be reported using the online form so the Township of Franklin can make the necessary repairs. Please tell us where the pothole, tall grass, graffiti, roadway debris/litter, deer carcass, traffic light, street light or sign problem, maintenance, or guide-rail damage is located.
FOR THE FOLLOWING STATE HIGHWAYS:
State Highway Rt. 27 (French St., Lincoln Hwy, Somerset St.)
Please visit this link to report your issue to the State DOT.
FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTY ROADS:
Route 514 (Amwell Rd, Hamilton St.)
Route 518 (Georgetown Franklin Tpke)
Route 527 (Easton Ave.)
Route 603 (Kingston Rocky Hill Rd., Laurel Ave.)
Route 609 (Landing Ln.)
Route 615 (South Middlebush Rd.)
Route 617 (Franklin Blvd.)
Route 618 (Old Rd.)
Route 619 (Cedar Grove Ln)
Route 621 (Elizabeth Ave.)
Route 623 (Weston Canal Rd., Wilhousky St. Manville Cswy.)
Route 632 (Griggstown Cswy.)
Route 648 (Claremont Rd.)
Please visit this link to report your issue to the Somerset County Roads Department.
For recycling issues, please call Somerset County Recycling at 732-469-3363
Tax and Water bills may be paid via mail, online at www.franklintwpnj.org/onlinepayments or deposited in the drop box in front of the Public Safety building located at 495 DeMott Lane.
Property Tax Reimbursement forms (PTR2A & PTR1A) must be mailed or dropped off t with Part 1 completed and submitted with a self addressed stamped envelope.
Township of Franklin
475 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
Public Safety Building
495 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
*Gray Box Marked Tax and Water
Final water reading requests can be done online by click here.
Due to COVID-19~ tax bills for 2020-2021 have not been released as of yet. 2020 3rd quarter grace period will be extended based on date tax bills are mailed.
732-873-2500 ext. 6303
The Franklin Township Fire Prevention Department is temporarily suspending all CSACMAPFEC inspections and modifying the procedure for obtaining a Certificate of Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Portable Fire Extinguisher Compliance (CSACMAPFEC) required under N.J.A.C 5:70-2.3(a).
We are providing the sellers of 1 and 2-Family dwellings with two options:
Option 1 is the Seller can postpone their closing to a later date
Option 2 is the seller and buyer can agree to complete an Affidavit and have the inspection done at a later date after the closing.
Sellers should contact at 732-873-2500 ext. 6303 or email FireMarshal@franklinnj.gov.
Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide/Fire Extinguisher Affidavit
Until further notice all residential smoke detector/Carbon Monoxide/fire extinguisher inspections will be conducted by use of the attached documents.
Parks and Recreation
Summer Program Registration
Please visit our Parks and Recreation Facebook Page.
Check out the Franklin Parks and Recreation Video Series:
Whip it up Wednesday!
732-873-1991, ext. 4
IN PERSON SUMMER CAMP CANCELLED.
Franklin Recreation Summer Virtual Camp Registration is now open! Township residents entering grades 1 through 6 are eligible to register for this FREE program at franklinrec.activityreg.com.
Thanks so much for your support! Please know that we will be continually re-evaluating the situation and are hopeful that we may be able to offer some more traditional recreation opportunities this summer. Stay safe and we look forward to a great summer with you!
732-873-2500 ext. 6255
Shelter is closed to the public until further notice.
A limited number of cats and dogs are currently available for adoption by appointment only. To view our available animals please visit our Petfinder Page. Contact Animal Control at 732-873-2500 x6255, leave a message and someone will return your call.
Animal Control will respond to all animal emergency calls as usual (Running at-large, injured domestic and wildlife etc.)
Animal surrenders require an appointment made by phone.
We are still accepting donations which may be left at your convenience in the donation bin in front of the Animal Shelter.
Mayor Phil Kramer
Virtual Town Hall Facebook Live hosted by Mayor Kramer
June 4, 2020
May 14, 2020
May 7, 2020
April 30, 2020
April 23, 2020
COVID-19 Memorial Dedication Ceremony
April 23, 2020
April 16, 2020
April 9, 2020
April 2, 2020
March 26, 2020
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State of NJ - Governor Murphy's Executive Orders
Planning Board Virtual Meeting
July 15, 2020, 7:30 PM
Zoning Board of Adjustment Virtual Meeting
July 16, 2020, 7:30 PM
Operation Secure Shred
July 18, 2020, 9:00 AM
Convenience Center Open
July 20, 2020, 7:30 AM
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- 2020-2021 Tax Bills Delayed
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