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**All City of Franklin buildings (except Municipal Court) are open to the public.  We are encouraging travel within City buildings to be limited to essential business needs only.  If business can be completed online, we encourage residents to do so by visiting the respective department web pages or contacting the specific department via phone or email.  Social distancing of 6 feet or greater will be followed within all City buildings, increased cleaning of high-touched surfaces will occur every 1 to 2 hours by building maintenance staff, and barrier/shield devices have also been added to department counters.  Please see all other COVID-19 related information below under "Community Spotlight". 

Thank you for your dedication and cooperation during this pandemic.  The virus still exists.  As a community we have done a great job in preventing a lot of infection but we need to remain vigilant.  Remember to follow social distancing of at least 6 feet, wash hands often for 20 or more seconds, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, cover your cough and sneezes (into sleeve or elbow, not hands), and stay home if sick.  Stay safe and healthy.


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Coronavirus Directives & Restrictions

July 6, 2020 - The Franklin Health Department is proud to have had the opportunity to work with so many local businesses in every sector of our community to put COVID-19 safety plans in place to protect workers, patrons, and the general public.  The hard work and dedication of these businesses and our residents have allowed us to begin to enjoy some of the activites we missed earlier this year.  However, with an increase in opportunities outside the home comes an increase in the risk for contracting and transmitting COVID-19.  In many areas of the country and our own State the numbers of those testing positive for COVID-19 have begun to trend upwards.  Unfortunately, we are now starting to see this trend creep into Franklin as well proving that COVID-19 is still very present in our area.  It is even more important than ever that we all play our role in preventing the spread of COVID-19.  Read more.  

We encourage business owners to consult the Safe Opening Capacity Guideline to prevent future spread of COVID-19 cases. 

May 31st Property Tax Installment Due Date Extended to September 30, 2020 for Property Owners Current with Property Tax Installments as of April 1, 2020

Community Letter from the City of Franklin Director of Health & Human Services/Health Officer - July 6, 2020

CDC COVID-19 Symptom Checker

Community COVID-19 Testing Sites for those who do not have a doctor or if their doctor does not approve testing for them.

Face Covering Do's and Dont's

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update for Franklin, Milwaukee County & WI 7/9/2020

City of Franklin Health Department COVID-19 Status Update as of 7/2/2020

CDC Coronavirus Fact Sheet / Stop the Spread of Germs 

FRANKLIN CARES:  There are community volunteers available to support Franklin neighbors with non-medical needs during this time of physical distancing.  If you or someone you know needs food or prescriptions delivered, help to find childcare, or someone to call and check on them, please fill out this online request form to be matched by FRANKLIN CARES with a volunteer, or call FRANKLIN CARES at 414-301-1489.  Email FRANKLIN CARES with any additional comments or suggestions.  If interested in being added to the volunteer registry, please complete registration form

MUNICIPAL COURT:  Due to COVID-19, your court date may have been changed.  If your court date has been cancelled and rescheduled, you will be notified of your new court date by mail.  If you have recently moved or changed addresses, please notify Municipal Court staff immediately. If your court date is to be held by phone, please verify your phone number with the court clerk.  You will receive a phone call on your court date between 8 am and Noon to discuss your citation(s).  Court staff are available via phone at 414-425-4768 during regular office hours of M-F, 8 am to 3:30 pm.  Payments can be placed in the drop box in the lobby, paid in-person in the lobby, mailed, or paid online at [use Pay Location Code #5897, Citation No(s) and Amount(s)].  For more information, please visit the Municipal Court page. 


Volunteers Needed for Boards & Commissions

Are you interested in serving on a City Board, Commission, or Committee?  View complete details on the various Boards and Commissions, the list of vacancies that currenlty exist, and a link to the Volunteer Fact Sheet form. 

Ball Park Commons

Public-Private Partnership Information for Ballpark Commons, Franklin, Wisconsin       BPC Public-Private Partnership Information

Historic St. Peters Chapel Available for Small Weddings 

The Franklin Historical Society has been hosting and scheduling small wedding services at the Historic St. Peters Chapel in Lions Legend Park.  With many venues being cancelled due to COVID-19 and many couples finding it difficult to find a place on short notice with the unavailability of courthouse weddings, travel problems for destination weddings, and weather concerns for outdoor weddings, the Franklin Histocial Society can arrange a wedding within 24 hours.  If interested in renting the St. Peters Chapel, please contact Jim or Marian Luckey at 414-421-6539, or visit Franklin Historical Society.

S. 68th Street to be Closed June 15 thru July 15

The City of Franklin is starting a project to improve S. 68th Street between W. Drexel Avenue and W. Puetz Road. The road is expected to be closed from June 15 to July 15, weather dependent.

The official detour will use Drexel / 76th / Puetz. No through traffic allowed. Residents living in the zone will still be able to access their homes, although we ask for patience as the path to your home may change as construction occurs.  Read more.

May 31st Property Tax Installment Due Date Extended

The May 31, 2020 Property Tax installment due date has been extended to September 30, 2020 for those property owners who were current with property tax installments as of April 1, 2020. The May 31, 2020 installment payment has been extended to September 30, 2020 without interest or penalty. Payments made after July 31, 2020 must be made to the Milwaukee County Treasurer and not to the Franklin Treasurer.

In April, 2020, the Wisconsin Legislature enacted Act 185, which provided the first step in extending the due date. Act 185 required the Milwaukee County Board to adopt enabling legislation for the due date extension. The Milwaukee County Board took that action on May 28, 2020. Act 185 required the Franklin Common Council to take a similar enabling action subsequent to the Milwaukee County Board action. As the County did not act until May 28, 2020, the Franklin Common Council met May 28, 2020 and adopted its enabling action, providing this relief.

The City will NOT send any reminder notices on this installment due date. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to make timely payments when due. Failure to make timely payment will incur interest/penalty charges dating back to February 1, 2020.

Water Utility Evaluating Options for Water Contract

The City of Franklin Water Utility is currently evaluating and considering options for obtaining its drinking water when its current contract with the City of Oak Creek expires in 2024.  To educate Franklin Water Customers on this issue, a letter was distributed to all residents in July 2019.  A growing list of Questions and Answers has also been developed for more information.  If you would like to ask a question of your own, please contact City Engineer Glen Morrow via email or at 414-425-7510.     

St. Martins Fair Cancelled for 2020

Due to a number of factors surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 St. Martins Labor Day Weekend Fair is cancelled.  We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 St. Martins Fair.

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VOTE Partisan Primary Election: August 11, 2020 - See all Election-related information such as sample ballots, absentee voting, voter registration, etc.

St Martins Fair

Due to a number of factors surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 St. Martins Labor Day Weekend event is CANCELLED. We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 St. Martins Fair.

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The May 31, 2020 Property Tax installment due date has been extended to September 30, 2020.  See complete details.

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