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City of Franklin, Wisconsin


All City of Franklin buildings 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 by building maintenance staff, and barrier/shield devices have been added to department counters.
  • 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.

Coronavirus Directives & Restrictions

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.  Stay safe and healthy.

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Community Spotlight

**Small Business Recovery Grants** 

ATTENTION SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS!  Milwaukee County is accepting applications for a Small Business Recovery Initiative Grant Program.  Criteria Overview:

  • Deadline: October 1, 2020 by 5 p.m.
  • Award Range: $7,500 to $20,000
  • Employment Limit: <20 FTE Employees
  • Revenue Limit: <$2M in 2019
  • Uses: Inventory, PPE, space modifications, rent, utilities, payroll

Apply / More Criteria and FAQ's

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.  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.

Franklin Notification System

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Ball Park Commons

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

Milwaukee County Mortgage Assistance Program

Milwaukee County Mortgage Assistance Program

The purpose of the Milwaukee County Mortgage Assistance Program is to aid in foreclosure prevention by providing emergency assistance in the form of a grant on behalf of Milwaukee County homeowners who are delinquent in their mortgage payments due to job loss or reduced work hours and wages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Housing Resources, Inc. is accepting applications now through December 18, 2020. 

Mayor's Recommended 2021 Budget 

The Mayor's Recommended 2021 Annual Budget was presented to the Common Council at their September 15, 2020 meeting where it was forwarded to the Finance Committee.  The Finance Committee will review the Mayor's Recommended 2021 Budget during four planned meetings and submit its recommended changes to the Common Council at their meeting of October 6, 2020.

Private Property Infiltration/Inflow Reduction Program

The City of Franklin is a full-service community, providing public sewer, water, and stormwater conveyance systems to its residents.  To make sure we continue to provide the level of urban services, the City monitors its systems on a regular basis to address potential issues before they become problems in an effort to save money, time, and resources.  To that end, the City is working with MMSD on a Private Property Infiltration and Inflow (PPII) Reduction Program. This program involves inspection of private property to better understand factors that contribute to sewer backups in the City and are provided as a service by the City at no direct cost to the property owner.  See PPII Reduction Program for more details and how to participate in the program.

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.


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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Keep informed and up-to-date relative to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Mayor's Recommended 2021 Budget

The Mayor's Recommended 2021 Budget was presented to the Common Council on September 15, 2020 where it was forwarded to the Finance Committee for its review.

Flu Vaccine Clinics

Now taking appointments for Adult and Parent/Children Flu Clinics.


Current Job Openings: Sewer & Water Technician and Heavy Equipment Operator (2) See details.

Trick or Treat Observance

Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

2020 Preliminary Assessments

View 2020 preliminary assessed values by street or parcel order for the City of Franklin, Wisconsin.

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