The Office of the Mayor is responsible for
directing the operations of the agencies and
departments within the City of Franklin. The
Mayor serves as the chief policy and political
leader in city government. The Mayor presides at
council meetings and assists the Council on
setting goals and advocating policy decisions.
The City Council is responsible for the promotion of
effective government for the City of Franklin
and all matters related to the public domain.
The City Council proposes, debates and votes on
legislation governing and/or affecting the city.
This body also approves appointments, regulates
revenues and expenditures, incurs debt and
approves the final operating and capital budgets
for the City of Franklin.
The City of Franklin Finance Department is
responsible for the systems and procedures that
assure the sound and efficient functioning of
the City's financial activities. This department manages
the City's cash flow, debt portfolio, financial
reporting, vendor payments, employee
payroll and benefits and risk insurance activities.
The City of Franklin Community Development
Department promotes and preserves a vibrant
economy by encouraging business
development and affordable housing options to create and
sustain strong, healthy neighborhoods. The
department assists in creating and developing
viable communities through community outreach
and partnerships in economic development and
Permits and Inspection
The Zoning, Permits and Inspection Department
maintains the maps and zoning ordinances for the
City of Franklin, as well as provides permits and
inspections for new and existing residential and
and Sewer Department
The City of Franklin Water and Sewer Department
is dedicated to providing safe, reliable and
efficient water and sewer service.
The City of Franklin Police Department is
committed to providing a professional,
community-oriented police service that protects
life and property and maintains order while
assuring fair and equal treatment to the public.
The City of Franklin Fire Department promotes
safety, emergency care and extinguishment of
Ward City Court
Provides the City of Franklin with equal justice
resolutions of criminal prosecutions, traffic
charges, civil claims and other court related
services to the public.
The Third Ward Marshal's Department serves the
City of Franklin by enforcing the orders and writs
and precepts of the Third Ward City Court.
The Public Works Department provides and maintains the
infrastructure of the City of Franklin to help protect
the welfare of the city residents, businesses and
The Recreation Department actively encourages, provides
and protects quality leisure, recreation and cultural
opportunities for the City of Franklin.