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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

CITY OF FRANKLIN BUILDINGS TO CLOSE EFFECTIVE 5 PM ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18; OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  THIS CLOSURE WILL NOT APPLY TO VOTERS, AND THE VOTING PROCESS, ALTHOUGH RESIDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REQUEST A MAILED ABSENTEE BALLOT BY VISITING MYVOTE.WI.GOV. See Election Page for all Election-related matters and hours in effect.

DHS Emergency Order #12 - Safer At Home Order Summary 3/24/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update for Franklin, Milwaukee County, WI 4/2/2020

COVID-19 Testing Criteria Updates (WI Dept. of Health Services) 3/18/2020

Updated Daycare Guidelines (WI Dept. of Health Services Emergency Order #6) 3/18/2020

Mayoral Proclamation Declaring a Public Health Emergency in Response to COVID-19 

The City of Franklin Health Department (FHD) continues to  work with other local health departments and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Any resident determined to be a positive case of COVID-19 or is considered a close contact to a confirmed case will be notified by the FHD for appropriate follow-up instructions including possible isolation, quarantine, and contact tracing to reduce transmission of the virus.  

Below are links for most up-to-date guidance for different organizational groups such as daycares, senior living facilities, and schools:

For Daycares 
For Senior Living Facilities
For Schools   

For most up-to-date information from the State of Wisconsin visit the Department of Health Services website.  

For up-to-date US and Worldwide information visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.  

Please contact the Franklin Health Department at 414-425-9101 with any questions or concerns.

CDC Coronavirus Fact Sheet  /  Stop the Spread of Germs Fact Sheet

ELECTIONS:  See the Elections page for full details and hours in effect for voter registration, in-person absentee voting, and all other Election-related matters.

FRANKLIN PLAYGROUNDS:  All Franklin playgrounds will be closed effective 7 a.m. on March 22, 2020.  Playground equipment should not be used at this time. Park green spaces and trails can still be used, but we ask you to practice social distancing, keeping at least 6 feet between you and others.

TAX & UTILITY PAYMENTS:  Tax and Utility payments will be accepted at the drop box outside City Hall's main entrance, by mail, or online.  Please see the Tax Web Portal page for online payment instructions.  The Treasury Counter will not accept payments for the duration of the Health Emergency.  Call 414-425-4770 for questions.

INSPECTION SERVICES UPDATES: See complete details on the Franklin Inspection Services customer service temporary procedural changes due to COVID-19.

PLANNING & ENGINEERING SERVICES:  Electronic submissions and communications only at this time.  Should a customer need to drop off any materials or a check, a cart is set up in the back lobby vestibule that has one shelf for Planning (414-425-4024) and one for Engineering (414-425-7510).  Anyone leaving materials should call the department to inform them and the materials will be brought into the respective office immediately. 

SENIOR DINING: TO-GO LUNCHES PROVIDED ONLY; RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - SEE COMPLETE DETAILS.

WASTE MGMT METRO LANDFILL:  Due to COVID-19, temporary hours for this site are Wednesdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm and Saturdays from 7 am to 3 pm.  Please follow the 6' social distancing recommendations when dropping items off at the landfill. 

WINTER PARKING LIFTED:  Due to the number of residents staying home, students returning home from college, and all of the closures due to COVID-19, the Franklin Police Department will no longer be enforcing Winter Parking Regulations or be issuing night parking citations at this time.

FRANKLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY is closed through April 5. The Library will still offer telephone and virtual services - digital resources such as Hoopla, Libby, CloudLibrary, and RB Digital (eMagazines).  For those who do not have a library card, please call the Library at 414-425-8214 and they can help you set up accounts over the phone. Thank you for your understanding.

MUNICIPAL COURT for the City of Franklin has been cancelled for all March and April dates. Defendants will be notified via mail of their new court dates.  If you have recently moved or changed addresses, please notify Municipal Court staff immediately. Court staff will be available via phone at 414-425-4768 during regular office hours of Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 3 pm.  During the dates set in the State of Wisconsin's Public Health Emergency, the Municipal Court will not accept "in-person" payments in the lobby but will accept them in the lobby "drop-box". Other payment options include the mail and www.GovPayNow.com, Pay Location Code #5897, Citation No(s) and Amount(s).

NOTE:  Due to the Coronavirus, the Franklin Senior Citizens, Inc. has cancelled their April 1, 2020 Business Meeting Luncheon at Root River Lanes and their April 15, 2020 Social Luncheon at Brenwood Park Senior Apartments.