Welcome to the Franklin County Public Works Website. The Public Works Division consists of three (3) departments.
The Building Department administers building inspections for habitable and commercial structures throughout the unincorporated areas. It is also responsible for maintenance of all County facilities.
The Highway Department is responsible for in excess of 785 miles of road and the associated right-of-ways as well as the 163 bridges and numerous drainage structures throughout Franklin County. Routine and preventative maintenance includes applying gravel to rural roads, asphalt and concrete patching and sealing, roadside ditching, vegetation control, and bridge maintenance and repair. Traffic services provided include street name signing, regulatory signing, and snow and ice control. It is also responsible for 110 trucks and pieces of heavy equipment.
The Highway Department Office is responsible for initiating, monitoring, and completing capital improvement projects related to Franklin County’s transportation network. The projects are funded by a one-half cent sales tax that was approved by voters in 1982.
The Planning and Zoning is responsible for reviewing and approving development plats in the unincorporated portions of the county with the purpose of promoting the orderly growth within the County, health, safety and general welfare of the public as well as overseeing the Federal Floodplain Program and providing Code Enforcement within the territory governed by the Franklin County Commission .