Permits & Licenses

Click on the following permits and licenses for further information, requirements, and applications.  Where appropriate, links to the relevant part of the Municipal Code referencing the particular permit and/or license have also been provided.  The City of Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its programs or activities.

Alarm Permit

Information and application permit pertaining to an intrusion, fire, or local alarm system.

Building Permits

Building Permits are required for 1 & 2 family dwellings; new construction, additions, & alterations of commercial, industrial, institutional, and multi-family dwellings; garages/accessory buildings; decks, fences, and pools; plumbing, electrical, HVAC work; reroofing and residing; signs; foundation repair; moving or demolition; occupancy, etc.

Business/Development Permits

Applications and Information to assist residents, business owners, potential developers, or other interested individuals in understanding and working within the City's Development Process.

Ball Field Reservation Permit

Ball field reservations are available from April 1 until July 31 of each year.

Bartender Operator's License

Information and application for a license to serve fermented malted beverages and intoxicating liquor (Operator's License).

Door-To-Door Sales Transient Merchant Permit

A license is required for any transient merchant to engage in door to door sales within the City of Franklin.

Entertainment & Amusement Permits

Information and applications pertaining to a Temporary Entertainment and Amusement Permit, an Extraordinary Entertainment & Special Event Permit, and a Temporary Food License for a Special Event.

Non-Intoxicating & Soda/Water Beverage License

A Class D License is required to possess, sell, or offer for sale non-intoxicating water or soda beverages.

Open Burning

A permit is required from the City Clerk's Office for Open Burning. Click here for details. The cost is $15.

Park Reservation Permit

Reserve Lions Legend Park, Market Square, or Ken Windl Park for that special celebration or event!

Pet Licensing

Information and application pertaining to Dog and Cat Licenses, Animal Fancier License, or a special animal permit.

St. Martins Fair Permits

St. Martins Fair - Come to sell or come to purchase!

Contact Information


Franklin City Hall
9229 W. Loomis Road
Franklin, WI  53132
Phone:  414-425-7500
Fax:  414-425-6428
Hours:  M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City Clerk
Phone:  414-425-7500
Fax:  414-425-6428

Administration
Phone:  414-858-1100
Fax:  414-427-7627

Assessor
Phone:  414-425-1416
Fax:  414-425-6428

Building Inspection
Phone:  414-425-0084
Fax:  414-425-7513

Dept. of Public Works
7979 W. Ryan Road
Phone:  414-425-2592
Fax:  414-425-7315
Hours:  M-F, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Engineering
Phone:  414-425-7510
Fax:  414-425-3106

Finance (Accounting)
Phone:  414-425-7500
Fax:  414-427-7527

Finance (Cashier)
Phone:  414-425-4770
Fax:  414-427-7519
Hours:  M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fire
8901 W. Drexel Avenue
Emergency:  911
Phone:  414-425-1420
Fax:  414-425-7067
Hours:  24 hours, 7 days a week 

Health Department
Phone:  414-425-9101
Fax:  414-427-7539
Hours:  M-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Human Resources
Phone:  414-427-7505
Fax:  414-425-6428

Planning
Phone:  414-425-4024
Fax:  414-427-7691

Police
9455 W. Loomis Road
Emergency:  911
Phone:  414-425-2522
Fax:  414-425-0391
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Sewer & Water
5550 W. Airways Avenue
Phone:  414-421-2613
Fax:  414-421-1143
Hours:  M-F, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.