Coronavirus Directives & Restrictions
CITY OF FRANKLIN BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED AND OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. THIS CLOSURE DOES NOT APPLY TO VOTERS, AND THE VOTING PROCESS, ALTHOUGH RESIDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REQUEST A MAILED ABSENTEE BALLOT BY VISITING WWW.MYVOTE.WI.GOV. See Elections Page for complete details 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 3/31/2020
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.
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.
Below are links for most up-to-date guidance for different organizational groups such as daycares, senior living facilities, and schools:
For Senior Living Facilities
Please contact the Franklin Health Department at 414-425-9101 with any questions or concerns.
CDC Coronavirus Fact Sheet / Stop the Spread of Germs
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 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.
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.
FRANKLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY: Franklin Public Library is closed through April 5. The Library is still offering 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 an account over the phone.
MUNICIPAL COURT: 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 M-F, 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).
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 Senior Citizens, Inc. April 1, 2020 Business Meeting Luncheon at Root River Lanes and April 15, 2020 Social Luncheon at Brenwood Park Senior Apartments CANCELLED.
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.
Flooding Situation-8600 Block of S. 116th Street
The Franklin DPW has been monitoring a flooding situation in the 8600 block of S. 116th Street and barricaded as appropriate. Conditions are imminent such that DPW is on standby and prepared to close the road to all through traffic. The closure will occur between 8570 and 8628 S. 116th Street, which will likely remain closed until summer when the flooding issue is resolved. For your safety and convenience, please plan your commutes accordingly to avoid this area. Please call 425-7510 with questions.
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.
Franklin Notification System
Ball Park Commons
BPC Public-Private Partnership Information