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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 and we ask that you please wear a mask while in City Hall public spaces.
  • 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

St. Martin Tours & S. 116th Street Trail MapSt. Martin of Tours & S. 116th Street Trail Design

Postponed: The Public Information Meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, January 21st, for the S. 116th Street Trail is postponed.  The revised date has yet to be set. New notices will be distributed and posted this summer.  Project Exhibits remain posted in the hallway of City Hall (across from the Clerk’s Office).

Funding: In 2020, the City was unsuccessful in obtaining a Wisconsin Department of Transportation grant for this project.  The Franklin Common Council authorized GRAEF to perform the full design with the intention of funding the project with accumulated Park Impact Fees in 2021. Construction funding was removed from the 2021 budget with the instruction to continue design and reapply for grant funding for 2022 (applications due in late 2021).

Project Status: GRAEF is continuing the development of plans.  Topographical and environmental surveys have been completed and design is at about 30% complete  The City has started discussions with the Archdiocese for acquisition of an easement around and through the St. Martin of Tour parish property.  A landowner has agreed to provide land for a trail head at the crossing of W. Ryan Road if the future WisDOT grant is received.  Applicable permitting has begun.

Questions: Please email comments or questions to City Engineer Glen Morrow or our Graef consultant Mary Beth Pettit

Exhibit 1 – S. 116th Street Trail Exhibit (South) - Waukesha County line to 8705 S. 116th Street
Exhibit 2 – S. 116th Street & St. Martin of Tours Trail Exhibit (North) – 8705 S. 116th Street to the Muskego Bike Trail
Exhibit 3 – Project Schedule
Exhibit 4 - Full Project Location Map


Property Tax Bill Payments 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, and the surge of recent cases, we are strongly urging payment of property tax bills online, by mail, or depositing in the City’s drop box rather than paying in person at the Treasurer’s Office at City Hall.  Payments made online will result in an immediate receipt, and mail and drop box payments will result in a receipt being mailed back to you upon receipt of the payment. In addition, you are able to verify through the City’s Property Tax Web Portal that your payment has been received. Thank you very much for doing what you can to keep yourself and others safe during these difficult times.

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Ball Park Commons

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


Inspection Services Department Closed Wednesday, 1/27/2021, from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. for Training

If you have any applications to submit during this time, please drop them at the City Clerk's Office, or the City Hall drop box in the wall outside of the main entrance.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.  Thank you.

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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