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Welcome to the official
website of the town of
Franklin, North Carolina
Town Hall - 95 E. Main Street
Town Hall
P.O. Box 1479
Franklin, NC 28744

Hours: 8AM to 5PM Monday - Friday
(Receptionist window
closes at 4:55PM)

Phone: 828-524-2516
Fax: 828-524-4540
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Franklin is a small mountain town surrounded by beautiful streams, waterfalls, mountains, hills and valleys. The people are friendly and organize lots of activities, including festivals and arts and crafts shows. There are plenty of trails for hiking and the views are breathtaking. There is also plenty of fishing, hunting, rafting and kayaking available. The Franklin area is the Gem Capitol of the World, so if you try your hand at mining you are bound to find many beautiful and sometimes very valuable stones.

This site serves residents, visitors and guests of Franklin, North Carolina. The information here will be updated on a regular basis with announcements and other events happening in and around Franklin. Town hall meeting agendas & minutes, town sign & zoning ordinances, the GIS and other useful information can also be found here.

  • The Town of Franklin is currently seeking to filling (2) vacancies on the Town Planning Board/Board of Adjustment. The Town is looking for a town resident to serve as a representative to serve on both the Planning board and the Board of Adjustment as a regular member. This seat requires that the member must live in the town limits of Franklin. The Town of Franklin is also seeking an ETJ Alternate member of these boards as well. This member must live outside of the town limits but in the ETJ of the Town of Franklin. The Board of Adjustment meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. and the Planning Board meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. The meetings are held in the Town Hall Board Room. For more information or to express an interest in serving on the board, please contact Town Planner, Justin Setser at (828) 524-2516.
  • 2015-2016 Non-Profit Request Pool Checklist Click here for the form.
  • Town Manager adopted budget and budget message for FY 2015-2016 is here.
  • Town of Franklin Audit for 13/14 budget year Click here for report.
  • AMENDED PUBLIC NOTICE:  The Town of Franklin is seeking sealed bids for the property located at 381 East Main Street in the Town of Franklin. Prior versions of this notice inadvertently contained an incorrect address for the property.  Due to this error, the deadline for submitting sealed bids is extended.  The Town apologizes for any inconvenience.

    The Town of Franklin is soliciting sealed bids for a commercial building and associated property.  Located at 381 East Main Street in the Town of Franklin, the property features just under 1,700 of interior space finished for commercial use, bathroom and kitchen, and parking.  The lot consists of .11 acres zoned C-2 Secondary Commercial with 50 feet of frontage on Main Street and Mill Street and a driveway connecting both streets. Currently occupied by an at-will tenant.

    The starting asking price for the property is $125,000.00.  Interested parties may visit the property by contacting Summer Woodard, Town Manager, at (828) 524-2516.   Bidders may submit a sealed bid to Ms. Woodard by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2015.  Bids will be unsealed at that time, and the highest bidder will be required to deposit with the Town an amount equal to or greater than 5% of the bid, which upon acceptance by the Board of Aldermen shall be earnest money and shall be credited toward the final purchase price.  The Board of Aldermen reserves the right to negotiate with bidders, and to reject all bids at any time.

  • Town Manager's proposed budget and budget message for FY 2014-2015 is here.
  • New Main Street website is here.
  • Click here for TDA information and minutes.
  • Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen 2015 Meeting Schedule here.
  • Planning Board 2015 meeting schedule here.
  • Board of Adjustment 2015 meeting schedule here.
  • Public Notification of Industrial Users in significant violation of pretreatment standards here
  • Main Street Program Master Plan - Click here (WARNING - This file is a 95MB pdf file)
  • Employee Newsletter
  • Vacancies on TDA board. Click here.
  • Town of Franklin Collection System Annual Report FY 2012-2013
  • Town of Franklin Wastewater Treatment System Annual Report FY 2012-2013

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