New Residents

On behalf of the Mayor, City Commissioners, City Manager and staff of the City of Franklin, we welcome you and hope that you feel at home in Franklin, Kentucky.   We have listed information below that may be useful in your transition to Franklin.  You may also review the Franklin Favorite newspaper link for more information.

The offices of City Hall are located 117 West Cedar Street, on the south-west corner of the public square in the Regions Bank building.  The Mayor, City Manager, Fiber Services, and Human Resources offices are located in the Administration department at City Hall.  The Finance Department is where you will be greeted by our friendly Customer Service Representatives who can assist you in applying for water, sewer, and sanitation services and taking your payments for those services.  You can also pay your City Property Taxes and obtain a Business License in the Customer Service area. If you have any questions regarding any of these services, please phone 270-586-4497.

Below is a list of City of Franklin Taxes, Fees and charges for services.

City Property Taxes (2015) 0.123 Cents Per $100          
Simpson County Property Taxes (2015) 0.223 Cents Per $100          
Simpson County School Taxes (2015) 0.506 Cents Per $100          
               
City Business License  $   100.00 Annually          
               
Firework Business License  $1,000.00 License expires 60 days from issuance          
               
City Occupational Payroll Taxes 1% Gross Wages; Caps at Social Security Max          
Simpson County Occupational Taxes 0.75% Gross Wages; Caps at Social Security Max          
               
Gross Receipts Tiered Calculation:   UP TO $1,000,000 MULTIPLIED BY .0006                     
      1,000,001 THRU 10,000,000 MULTIPLIED BY .0001        
      EXCESS MULTIPLIED BY .00005        
      Deduct Annual Business License Fee of $100        
               
Manufacturing Fees Annual Minimum License Fee Per Year $100          
    Each and every manufacturer shall pay an annual license fee equal to the total number of employees, including salaried employees, multiplied by $20.   
     
     
               
  Quarterly Calculation Based on $5.00 Per Employee Per Quarter          
    This fee shall be due and payable quarterly, and the number of employees shall be defined as the weekly average of total employment for each quarter for which the license fee is payable.   
               
Alcohol Regulatory Fee 8% Alcohol sales by the drink          
  5% Packaged alcohol sales          
  Each alcohol license holder must renew their City of Franklin alcohol license by March 30 of each year - license varies based on business need.
 
               
Bank Deposit Franchise Tax 0.25 Cents per $100 deposits held within the City of Franklin          
               
Insurance Premium Fees 9% Total Premiums paid within the City of Franklin          
               
               
Franklin Municipal Utilities: Water Rates    
               
Effective Effective  Effective  Effective Effective  Effective     
7/1/2009 2/1/2015 1/1/2016 1/1/2017 1/1/2018 1/1/2019    
City Base Rate (Residential)              
First 2,000 Gallons $12.32 (minimum bill) $12.94 $13.59 $14.27 $14.99 $15.74    
Over 2,000 Gallons $6.16/1,000 Gallons $6.47 $6.80 $7.14 $7.50 $7.88    
               
City Commercial Rate              
First 2,000 Gallons $18.46 (minimum bill) $19.39 $20.36 $21.38 $22.45 $23.58    
Over 2,000 Gallons $6.16/1,000 Gallons $6.47 $6.80 $7.14 $7.50 $7.88    
               
County Residential              
First 2,000 Gallons $18.46 (minimum bill) $19.39 $20.36 $21.38 $22.45 $23.58    
Over 2,000 Gallons $9.23/1,000 Gallons $9.70 $10.19 $10.70 $11.24 $11.81    
               
County Commercial              
First 2,000 Gallons $24.07 (minimum bill) $25.28 $26.55 $27.88 $29.28 $30.75    
Over 2,000 Gallons $9.23/1,000 Gallons $9.70 $10.19 $10.70 $11.24 $11.81    
Franklin Municipal Utilities: Sewer Rates    
               
Effective Effective  Effective  Effective Effective  Effective     
7/1/2009 2/1/2015 1/1/2016 1/1/2017 1/1/2018 1/1/2019    
City Base Rate (Residential)              
First 2,000 Gallons $12.27 (minimum bill) $12.89 $13.54 $14.22 $14.94 $15.69    
Over 2,000 Gallons $3.60/1,000 Gallons $3.78 $3.97 $4.17 $4.38 $4.60    
               
City Commercial Rate              
First 2,000 Gallons $13.74 (minimum bill) $14.43 $15.16 $15.92 $16.72 $17.56    
Over 2,000 Gallons $4.50/1,000 Gallons $4.73 $4.97 $5.22 $5.49 $5.77    
               
County Residential              
First 2,000 Gallons $13.64 (minimum bill) $14.33 $15.05 $15.81 $16.61 $17.45    
Over 2,000 Gallons $4.36/1,000 Gallons $4.58 $4.81 $5.06 $5.32 $5.59    
               
County Commercial              
First 2,000 Gallons $20.25 (minimum bill) $21.27 $22.34 $23.46 $24.64 $25.88    
Over 2,000 Gallons $6.64/1,000 Gallons $6.98 $7.33 $7.70 $8.09 $8.50    
               
               
Tap Fees - Water Vary based on line size            
Tap Fees - Sewer Vary based on line size            
               
               
Solid Waste Hauler - Exclusive Franchise Agreement with the City of Franklin:
               
Scott - Residential (10.1.2014)            
Residential  $       11.70            
Residential - Snr Citizen Discount  $       10.53            
Recycling  $          2.98            
               
Total Bill - Residential            14.68            
Total Bill - Residential Snr Citizen            13.51            
               
SCOTT - Commercial (10.1.2014)    
Container Size Pick up 1x weekly Pick up 2x weekly Pick up 3x weekly Pick up 4x weekly Pick up 5x weekly    
Small Generator - 95 Gallon Carts         20.54      41.08      61.62      82.16    102.70    
2 Cu Yard            28.02        56.03        84.05      112.07      168.09    
3 Cu Yard  n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a     
4 Cu Yard            56.03      112.07      168.29      224.12      280.16    
6 Cu Yard            84.05      168.09      252.14      336.19      420.24    
8 Cu Yard         112.07      224.12      336.19      448.24      560.31    
Roll Off  160 Per Pull plus 38 per Ton   160 Per Pull plus 38 per Ton   160 Per Pull plus 38 per Ton   160 Per Pull plus 38 per Ton   160 Per Pull plus 38 per Ton     
Per Haul         163.20      163.20      163.20      163.20      163.20    
Per Ton         38.76      38.76      38.76      38.76      38.76    
Note:  10% discount on each additional container of the same size, picked up at the same location on the same day.    

 

Utilities

Water
- City Hall Customer Service

Sewer
- City Hall Customer Service

Sanitation
- City Hall Customer Service
(Waste Management 800-607-9509)

Electric (City Limits)
- Electric Plant Board
309 North High Street - 270-586-4441

Comcast Cable
- 800-266-2278

Natural Gas
- Atmos Energy  888-954-4321

Police

Franklin Police Department
100 Court Street - 270-586-7167

Drivers License

Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
101 North Court Street - 270-586-4241

Vehicle Registration & Licensing
Voter Registration

County Clerk’s Office
103 West Cedar Street - 270-586-8161

Hospital

Medical Center at Franklin
1100 Brookhaven Road - 270-586-4800

Post Office

Franklin Post Office
619 North Main Street – 270-586-3522

Library

Goodnight Memorial Library
203 South Main Street – 270-586-8397

Schools

Simpson County Schools
simpson.k12.ky.us - 270-586-8877