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Permits are required before starting work that is not exempt from the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC). Work including, but not limited to the following items requires a building permit:
A permit is required for the following work:
Common exemptions that do not require a permit are as follows:
If you require clarification if concerning work requiring a building permit, please contact the Franklin County Building Inspections Department between 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday at 540-483-3047.
If it is determined that work requiring a permit is being made without valid permits, the permit fee will be doubled up to an amount of $2,500 per Section 5-27 (u) of the Franklin County Code. Additionally, engineering may be required to verify work made prior/without inspections complies with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VAUSBC).
The three main classifications of permits are Residential, Non- Residential, and Miscellaneous Permits. Permit applications are available for each of the listed categories. These applications have either a cover page or other comments on the application to assist the applicant with permit requirements.
Requirements for permits will vary based upon the intended scope of work (i.e. a Construction Permit from the Health Department is required when a dwelling is to be constructed or when bedrooms are added, but not required for additions such as a sunroom or alterations such as finishing a basement). View the following requirements:
Residential & Non-Residential Building Permits require plans to be submitted, reviewed, and approved by the Building Department prior to the issuance of the permit. The Residential review typically requires 5 business days. The Non-Residential review process may require additional time up to four weeks. Some Non-Residential permits may require sealed plans by a Virginia licensed Registered Design Professional (Architect/Engineer).
According to the Codes which are adopted by the State of Virginia in the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), here are some of the requirements for Franklin County:
Landowners, contractors, or agents may apply for the Building Permit. If someone other than the landowner applies for a “Demolitions or New Structure” permit (other than accessory/secondary buildings), a notarized affidavit (included with the permit applications) must be completed by the landowner(s) to authorize the work. The notary public is not required to be registered in Virginia for landowners who live out of the state.
The Building Inspections Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm excluding State Holidays and other times approved by the Board of Supervisors. Application submissions are received and permits are issued between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.
Cash, Checks, Visa, Mastercard and Discover are acceptable means of payment. Checks should be made payable to “Franklin County Treasurer.”
Inspection requests received up until 3:30 pm (on the IVR system) are normally scheduled for the next working day if so requested. Requests made after 3:30 are scheduled for the next working day. Future enhancements within the software's inspection request system may require the cut-off time for inspections to be modified.
Inspections may not completed on the day requested if the inspection volume is excessive. Rescheduled inspections are prioritized by inspectors on the following work day. In the event that the inspector does not complete an inspection on the requested day, that does not authorize the owner or contractor to proceed without receiving department approval. Individuals who violate this policy are subject to Notices of Violation, referral to the Virginia Board for Contractors, and other legal action as determined necessary by the Building Inspections Department. Also engineering may be required at the owner's/contractor's expense to certify that work not inspected by the Franklin County Building Inspection's Department is acceptable to the requirements of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC).
Inspectors are unable to provide specific times for inspections due to variables such as:
Please make inspection locations available throughout the day. If additional security is desired please provide key location information with the inspection request. Locked/inaccessible locations are subject to a $45 reinspection fee. This fee is to be paid before a reinspection or another type of inspection is scheduled. Please have unattended pets contained so that animals will not interfere with the inspection.
View the fee schedule and descriptions currently listed on the Building Inspections website page. Briefly, new construction and additions are based on a flat fee per square foot, while alterations are based on the estimated cost of the work.
For alterations permits only. When providing the estimated value/cost you may deduct the cost of the following items from the alterations total (Some residential buildings may be eligible for additional exclusions for roofing, siding, or device/equipment replacement. Inquiries are suggested):
No, the structure needs to be accessible for the inspection only. If there are minors present in the home (and the inspector is required to enter the home), an adult is required to be present for the inspector to complete the inspection. All incomplete inspections and following re-inspections are the responsibility of the contractor and/or the Landowner.
Inspector's office hours are in the afternoon between the hours of 3 pm until 4:30 pm. Before this time they are in the field and unable to take calls. Please leave a detailed message or call the following business day during the time specified above.
You will need the building permit number which is located on the placard or receipt provided at the time of permit issuance. For temporary or permanent electrical power inspections, the nine digit AEP work order number will be required in addition to the permit number before the inspection can be scheduled.
When the building permit is issued a list of common inspections associated with your permit type may be located on the customer copy of the building permit. As a rule of thumb, inspections must be made prior to the Placement of Concrete, Concealment, or Occupancy.
The Franklin County Library has the 2012 International Residential Code Book available in their reference section to provide code access to citizens. Our department does not have code books available for sale. Code books can be purchased from the International Code Council at 1-888-ICC-SAFE.
On September 4, 2018 Virginia adopted the following codes in addition to State amendments located in the 2015 edition of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code:
For the 2015 series, Virginia Amendments have been incorporated into International codes creating ICC publications tailored specifically to the State of Virginia (does not include the National Electric Code). These editions of the code are recommended over International versions because they include Virginia specific amendments. Examples are:
Manufactured Homes are commonly referred to as mobile homes. They are often constructed as a single, double, or triple wide. Manufactured Homes are not constructed to the requirements of the Building Code, instead they are constructed in accordance with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations.
The HUD Code is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, using independent third party inspection agencies for enforcement. Every HUD Code manufactured home is built in the factory. It has a label affixed to the exterior of the home which indicated that the home has been designed, constructed, tested, and inspected to comply with federal standards.
These systems may require additional work during the set-up process, but systems included during the construction of the Manufactured Home include:
All work made on site not covered by the Manufacturer’s Installation Manual must comply with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. Manufactured Homes are designed to be set up as specified in the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Any deviations from the requirements established in the Installation Manual require accompanying engineering from a Virginia licensed Registered Design Professional (RDP). Foundations/supports for Manufactured Homes normally consist of interior piers that receive the weight of the home above via steel I-beams that run the length of the home. The presence of the metal frame does not always constitute a Manufactured Home; On-Frame Modulars (which are constructed to the requirements of the State’s Building Code) can also be designed to be supported on a metal chassis.
Any decks, additions, or other attachments to any home on a metal chassis must be self supporting.
The following steps are involved in obtaining a permit:
The Franklin County Building Inspections Department recommends that:
The 2020 Census helps ensure that our community receives its fair share of government funding. Census data directly affect how much money is allocated for infrastructure: such as neighborhood improvements, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery, public health, education, transportation, senior services and much more.
2020 materials will be mailed to your residence beginning in March 2020. You’ll have the option of responding online, by phone, or by mail.
You will be asked four general questions about the household:
Yes. You can respond online in English and in 12 additional languages: Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese. The online questionnaire conforms with the latest web accessibility guidelines. There will also be a video in American Sign Language to guide you through responding online. You can respond by phone in English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese and Japanese. The paper form can be completed in English or Spanish.
When answering "What is this person’s race?", you are asked to select one or more boxes and enter detailed origins in the fields below each checkbox. If you check a box, but leave the origin fields blank, a message will appear at the top of the screen and the blank field will be highlighted in red. If you do not know this person’s origin, click next again to continue completing your response.
No, your answers cannot be used to impact your eligibility for any government benefits, including any potential stimulus package. The Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to keep your information confidential, and the answers you provide are used only to produce statistics.
Most importantly, you have the right to understand the local CSA process:
If your child is eligible for special education, all the rights and protections of special education continue to be available to you and your child:
If you think that your child may be eligible for special education, contact the principal of your child’s school. The principal will guide you through the process to determine your child’s needs.
If your child is in foster care you can ask the foster care social worker for help. Unless the court has taken away your parental rights, you have a right to be involved in making decisions about your child. The following rights are available to the child:
For more information about foster care services, contact your local Department of Social Services, 540-483-9247.
Enroll in 4-H Programs by calling us at 540-483-5161 or stopping by our office:90 E Court StreetRocky Mount, VA 24151
Your child must be age 5 to 19 to participate in 4-H.
You can sign your child up for 4-H camp starting on March 1st of each year.
Contact the Franklin County Extension Office at 540-483-5161. To learn more about volunteering, visit our Volunteer at 4-H page.
No, 4-H is open to all youth ages 5 to 19.
For most situations, Fescue is a suitable choice. In some situations, such as for pregnant mares, Fescue may not be the best choice and other grasses such as Orchard grass may be a better choice. For help choosing the right grasses for your hay or pasture, contact Virginia Cooperative Extension's Franklin County Office at 540-483-5161.
Generally, the varieties of corn seed made available for sale in this area are suitable to the growing conditions of Franklin County. There can be variation in performance from farm to farm. For help in choosing the right varieties for your farm, contact Virginia Cooperative Extension's Franklin County Office at 540-483-5161.
Proper soil sampling procedure is critical to getting the correct fertilizer and lime recommendations. Instructions, boxes, and the form for submitting a soil sample are available at Virginia Cooperative Extension's Franklin County Office, located at:90 E Court StreetRocky Mount, VA 24151
The most common tobacco production problems in Franklin County include soil fungal diseases such as Black Shank, Rhizoctonia, and Pythium. These diseases, although not severe, cost county producers approximately $30,000 per year in lost tobacco sales.
The main tobacco grown in Franklin County is flue-cured. Flue-cured tobacco is used primarily for smoking purposes in cigarettes. Several farms in the county also produce Virginia dark-fired tobacco that is sold on the export market for snuff, chewing tobacco, and cigars.
Tobacco producers are free to sell their tobacco at any operating tobacco market in Virginia or upper North Carolina. Due to traveling distance limitations, most of Franklin County tobacco is marketed in the Danville area. Producers have the option of selling at auction or directly to tobacco companies or leaf dealers. The general trend over the past three years has been away from the traditional auction to the direct sale arrangements.
All tobacco producers are being faced with a declining demand product. Recent governmental and consumer litigation against the tobacco industry has led to a drastic reduction in the amount of tobacco an individual farmer can produce. Franklin county producers can only plant 56% of the tobacco they planted in 1997. This tremendous reduction in income has placed much hardship on county tobacco producers.
Learn more about environmental regulations by contacting:
If you think you have a stray voltage problem, you can contact:
Virginia Cooperative Extension's Franklin County Office can give you an evaluation. Contact us at 540-4383-5161.
If you think you have problems with mycotoxins in your feed, contact Virginia Cooperative Extension's Franklin County Office at 540-483-5161, or your local feed company.
Call Carol Haynes at Virginia Cooperative Extension's Franklin County Office at 540-483-5161.
Yes, Virginia Cooperative Extension's Franklin County office co-sponsors the Senior Citizens Nutrition Outreach Project with classes being held at the Senior Center in Rocky Mount, Virginia.
Contact Virginia Cooperative Extension's Franklin County Office at 540-483-5161.
Learn more about food safety by contacting Carol Haynes, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, at the Franklin County Extension Office. Call 540-483-5161.
Learn more about money management programs by contacting Carol Haynes, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, at the Franklin County Extension Office. Call 540-483-5161.
For information regarding home water quality, contact Virginia Cooperative Extension's Franklin County Extension Office at 540-483-5161.
Restaurants limited to ten (10) patrons at one time – Since Governor Northam’s announcement on March 17 concerning the limiting of ten patrons at a time in Virginia restaurants, restaurants in Franklin County and its two Towns have rapidly adjusted by closing or vastly reducing use of their dining rooms and moving to carryout and delivery service. There have been some questions locally regarding the implementation of this order as it pertains to specific local situations. Many local restaurants have multiple spaces that are separated from each other, such as an indoor dining room and an outdoor patio with tables and food service. Some have asked if the ten-person limit is for each space or for the business as a whole. The Virginia Department of Health has received numerous inquiries regarding this question from around the Commonwealth and their Office of Environmental Health in Richmond has reached out to the Governor’s office for further guidance. At this time, the state’s view is that the limit on patrons is ten at any one time no matter the configuration of the restaurant. We do note that the guidance is that the ten-patron limit is specific to patrons (customers) and the limit does not include restaurant staff, delivery drivers, etc. If any further guidance, changes, or clarification to the Governor’s order is provided to the VDH, they will communicate that to their permittees as quickly as possible. Changes to the guidance will also be posted here: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-health/environmental-health-services/guidance-on-food-establishments-and-social-distancing/. For additional information, see the Governor’s Order.
Contact your neighbors to see if they know the ownership of the animal. If no success, contact us at 540-483-7440, and we will come pick up the stray animal.
There is no leash law in Franklin County, however, the animal owner is responsible to contain their animal on their property to prevent it from running at large. You can contact the Magistrate's Office at 540-483-3076 and acquire a nuisance warrant.
Emergency calls include:
We do not capture or pick up cats at this time. We do have loaner traps for residents to use in a timely manner. The shelter will accept cats from County residents during our operating hours of:Tuesday through FridayNoon to 4 pm
Saturday10 am to Noon
No. If you have questions or encounter a wild animal, use precaution and contact the Virginia Game Warden at 540-483-3077.
No. We are a municipal pound, so we can only take in animals that are being relinquished or strays from Franklin County.
Franklin County Animal Services (FCAS) is a municipal animal shelter. Although we do our best to find every healthy, adoptable pet a good home, we are not a No-Kill facility. Through a variety of programs, we make every effort to place all adoptable animals in our care. Some of these animals are euthanized due to lack of space and homes. FCAS works with many rescue groups in the County to help place the adoptable pets in our care.
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CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications by:]
Only authorized officials have access to send notifications with the CodeRED system.
Any emergency notification regarding the safety, property, or welfare of the community may be sent using the CodeRED system. These may include:
In addition, all subscribers have the option to opt in to non-emergency community alerts.
CodeRED delivers the notification through a high-speed telephone calling system to a phone number on the CodeRED database. County staff will access CodeRED via a secure portal on the web. A "call area" will be marked identifying street addresses. Telephone numbers will be matched up electronically to these addresses through the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). A voice and/or text message will be sent out via the telephone with information about the incident and possibly instructions for action to be taken.
This system is an enhancement to existing means of communication and is meant to supplement current or procedures used for mass notification. In addition to CodeRED, the County will still provide information to local TV, radio, and newspapers, as well as Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Initially, all phone numbers listed in the "white pages" are entered by the County into the CodeRED system. However, this database does not include cell phone numbers or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone (internet calling) type numbers. No resident should assume that their information is in the system. Therefore we urge all persons living or working in Franklin County to enter their phone numbers into the CodeRED system, along with their home or work address. In this way everyone can quickly receive CodeRED emergency notices from the County.
Enroll your contact information into the CodeRed system.
Yes. Fill out the CodeRED Registration Form, but be sure to select the "This address is business" option. Please note that emergency calls can only be delivered to a direct dial number. Automated attendants and phone trees will disrupt the process and the calls will not be delivered. Businesses should register their main number and establish a procedure for distributing the CodeRED notification to their workforce.
After you submit the initial registration form, you may start the registration process again and submit more numbers for the same address.
A CodeRED Emergency notification will have a caller ID of 866-419-5000 and will show up as "EMERGENCY COMM". A CodeRED General notification will have a caller ID 855-969-4636 and will show up as "ECN COMMUNITY". It is highly recommended you program both numbers in your cell phone as a "new contact" and use "CodeRED Emergency" and "CodeRED General" as the contact name. If you need to replay the emergency notification again, simply dial the number, and you will be able to hear the notification again.
If you receive a CodeRED notification:
Make sure you have at least one working corded telephone, and be sure to turn the ringer on. The CodeRED signup form allows you to indicate both a primary and alternate phone number. Cell phone and/or work phone numbers can be entered as alternate phone numbers. Both primary and alternate phone numbers will be contacted when a notification is sent.
Yes, the CodeRED system will leave a message on a machine or on voicemail. The CodeRED system will leave the entire message in one pass.
The emergency message delivery depends on how the resident's voicemail is set up. If the voicemail starts with a "Hi" and then a pause, the system will think someone has answered live and start playing the message. The good news is, the resident can always play back the message in its entirety by calling number listed on the caller ID to replay the message.
If the line is busy, CodeRED will try two more times to connect.
Franklin County will receive a report of undelivered calls, and can instruct the CodeRED system to begin another round of calls to busy numbers. It is best to have an alternate phone number in the calling database for these situations.
If your area of the community is not be affected by the incident, the County may elect to target the notification to the specific area where the emergency is going on. In this case, you won't receive a call, even if it's only a block away. This is an effort to ensure that only residents and businesses that need to take action receive notifications. You will need to opt in to receive non-emergency community notification using the CodeRED Web Portal.
We recommend that you register a cell phone number which can receive text notifications into the system. During an emergency when many people are trying to utilize their phones, text notifications are much more likely to go through than a voice call.
We highly discourage residents or businesses from unsubscribing from CodeRED, as they will not receive critical emergency notifications. However, if you are in our database, and you do not want to be in our database and be contacted by CodeRED, you must fill out a Do Not Call Form. Once you submit the form, it will then be forwarded to CodeRED for processing. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for your number to be removed from our database.
911 should be called for any emergency which is threatening to life or property. This includes:
Residential smoke detectors are early warning devices to alert persons to a potential fire. Smoke detectors should be placed in living areas of the home including each bedroom and in the hallway leading to the bedrooms. Contact the Public Safety Department at 540-483-3091 if you have any further questions.
Having a fire extinguisher in the home is a great idea. If you have an extinguisher, it should be placed where it is easily accessible. The kitchen and garage are good sites for an extinguisher. However, do not place an extinguisher over the stove or buried in storage in the garage. Hang it on the wall between 4 feet and 5 feet from the ground.
Call the Franklin County Perinatal Education Center at 540-489-1800.
By Virginia Law, you are required to pull to the nearest edge of the roadway and stop, thereby yielding the right-of-way to the emergency vehicle.
You cannot conduct any open burning before 9 am, and you cannot add fuel to the fire after 9 pm. The fire must be totally out by midnight. In addition, someone must remain with the fire at all times, and there must be a water source present. Refer to State Laws and Franklin County Code.
Yes, Franklin County does operate an emergency medical services revenue recovery program. Your insurance company will be billed, and you may receive a bill for the co-pay. Under no circumstances will ability to pay impact service. Please contact Franklin County Public Safety at 540-483-3091 for additional information.
The money is reinvested into the Public Safety system to continue to improve service to our citizens.
No. Due to limited resources and liability, department standard operating guidelines require that you be transported to the nearest hospital that can handle your emergency.
A Knox Box is a secure key vault that is installed on the exterior of a building near the main entrance. This box contains building keys to provide access for the Fire Department in emergency situations. The Fire Department maintains master keys for the Knox boxes in secure locations.
For new commercial structures and on existing commercial buildings, a Knox Box is not required to be installed in Franklin County, Virginia. However, commercial buildings where access is restricted can cause delays for the Fire Department to gain access either by forcible entry tactics or by waiting for a key holder. Many businesses in the area have had Knox Boxes installed on their buildings.
Knox Box devices may be purchased through the Knox Box website. At the Knox box online store, the department name will be entered as Franklin County Department of Public Safety. If you have any questions, please contact the Fire Marshal's Office at 540-483-3091.
When installing a Knox Box, consider the following:
Keys to exterior doors, interior doors, and electrical and mechanical rooms, as well as elevator keys, are normally kept on one ring inside the Knox Box. After the Knox Box is installed, the owner or their designee must contact the Franklin County Public Safety Fire Marshal's Office at 540-483-3091 to schedule an appointment to secure the keys and lock the Knox box.
Franklin County is required by the Code of Virginia to reassess properties at 100% of market value at least every four years. A reassessment results in a new value being established for your property. The assessed value along with the county’s real estate tax rate is used to calculate your real estate tax bill. There are several tax relief programs available that may reduce your tax payments if you qualify.
Virginia law requires localities to update (or reassess) real estate property values within their boundaries regularly. The purpose is to ensure real estate values used for tax purposes reflect market values as they change over time. Standard assessment cycles for a locality the size of Franklin County is every four years unless the Board of Supervisors votes to change it. This is a statutory law. It is also law that the assessments reflect market value and that they are not just "made up" numbers.
The reassessment process is as follows:
The county's last assessment was in 2020. The county contracts Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group to perform a reassessment of property in the county. It's important to note four things:
Tax Relief Applications
Franklin County provides a real estate tax relief program for the elderly and the disabled homeowners based on income and net worth. Those veterans with 100% Service-Connected Disability qualify for exemption as designated by state statute.
Land Use Program
Visit the Land Use Program page for additional information. For an application, please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office.
Franklin County hired Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group, Ltd. to complete the 2024 general reassessment. Wampler-Eanes is a professional appraisal firm approved by the Virginia Department of Taxation. The company assesses properties at market value. They also equalize assessments, to make sure no one property owner or class of property bears an unfair share of the real estate tax burden. Learn more about them on the Wampler-Eanes website.
Conducting a general reassessment of all properties in Franklin County takes about 18 months. According to Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group, Ltd., they visited most properties in Franklin County between September 2022 and December 2023.
Over the past 18 months, Wampler-Eane staff members visited all real estate parcels in Franklin County to verify existing information about each property, confirm any changes made to each property, and take photographs/collect additional information if needed. They also gathered housing market data from different areas of Franklin County to determine market value for each community.
Market value is the most probable price that a willing and knowledgeable buyer and seller will agree to, assuming the transaction is a fair and normal sale with no undue pressure upon either party (such as a foreclosure). In other words, market value is how much something is worth in the current financial market.
The assessed value of your property and the real estate tax rate are used to determine real estate tax bills. For example: If the assessed value of your property is $100,000 and Franklin County's real estate tax rate is .61 cents per every $100 dollars of assessed value, then your tax bill for that property is $610. The Board of Supervisors sets the tax rate annually, typically in April.
In the past couple of years, homes locally and in other parts of the state and country have been selling for significantly higher prices. One reason for this increase is that there has been a shortage of homes for sale, also known as low inventory. When the supply of homes is lower, the demand is higher, which drives up prices for what is available. Other factors that have led to higher home prices include high labor/material costs and population shifts due to the pandemic.
You will receive your 2024 general reassessment notice in February 2024.
Your general reassessment notice will include information on how to appeal if you feel that your property was not assessed accurately.
It’s important to note that an assessment appeal is not a place to lodge a complaint about taxes nor can you appeal your assessment just because you feel the value is too high.
An appeal is an opportunity for the taxpayer to review their property assessment to ensure market value, accuracy, and the equalization to other similar properties.
Franklin County Building Inspector’s Office issues permits. Franklin County Building Inspection Office Website
These permits are applied for through Franklin County Public Safety, Fire Marshal’s Office. Franklin County Public Safety Website
Franklin County Commissioner of Revenue issue licenses. Commissioner of Revenue Website
A person, 21 years of age or older may apply at the Franklin County Clerk of Circuit Court Office. Virginia does require training and proof of competency. Fee is $50 (as of 2020). Once application is made, the clerk will forward application to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for a complete background check. It is then returned to the clerk’s office for completion. Call 540-483-3065
This website shows current Franklin County Government jobs available and a tab on the right to Apply Online. Franklin County, VA Website
This is handled through the Franklin County Jail. Due to staffing, fingerprinting is only done on certain days. Contact 540-483-3020 for details.
Franklin County Clerk of Circuit Court issues marriage licenses. Clerk of Court Information (web page)
Call County of Franklin, 540-483-3030 for more information about these type permits. Note: Fireworks Applications are handled through Franklin County Public Safety, contact them 540-483-3091.
Fill out application and return to Franklin County Clerk of Circuit Court. Passport Application and Description of Necessary Documentation
Police Reports normally fall under two categories: Victim or Accident
VICTIM: If your are the victim of an incident (non-traffic related), contact our Records Clerk at 540-483-3009. You would need to give your name and the date of the offence. You do have the right to ask your insurance carrier to contact us, also.
ACCIDENT: You need to know who investigated the accident. Depending on where, it could have been handled by one of several law enforcement agencies. If it was Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, try crashdoc.org first to see if you can access the report from that site. You may call our Records Clerk at 540-483-3009.
*NOTE* Fees apply based on certain requests
Katrina Hancock is our Victim/Witness Coordinator. Contact Katrina 540-483-3000 Ext. 2407.
The Virginia Victims Fund (VVF) is a state program created to help victims of violent crime with out of pocket expenses. Virginia Victims Fund Website
Information coming soon. We will be adding content.
Boones Mill Town Police Department Website
Franklin County Courthouse Information (webpage)
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Website
Franklin County Jail Web Page
Franklin County Westlake Office
Ferrum College Police Department Website
Rocky Mount Police Department Website
Drug Disposal: Drug Take Back Location Finder Website
Virginia Conservation Police Website (Game Wardens)
Virginia State Police Website (Troopers)
Information about dog tags can be found on the Franklin County Department of Public Safety Website
Franklin County taxes are collected through the Treasurer’s Office. For more information visit the Franklin County Treasurer Web Page
Traffic Tickets are paid to the General District Court Clerk’s Office from the Virginia Judicial System Website.
Citizen’s Academy is a 10-week, one night a week, class that informs students about the “behind the scenes” of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Accepted applicants will get a view of all the job duties associated with the Office of the Sheriff. Classes are set up each year and multiple classes occur if demand is strong. Contact Sgt. Darryl King, 540-483-6850 for more information.
Any graduate of Citizen’s Academy may apply for our COPS Program. A member must be able to volunteer a minimum of 8 hours a month. Contact Sgt. Megan Patterson, 540-482-6691.
To volunteer for one of our fire departments or rescue squads, call Franklin County Public Safety, 540-483-3091.
The landfill is located five miles south of Rocky Mount. There is a small sign located on the southbound lane (left side of highway) that says county landfill next left. This will be a cross over; the landfill entrance will be the second entrance after making U-turn.
Open all county holidays except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Tipping fees are $50 per ton.
We do not accept debit or credit cards for payment. Cash or check only.
We will accept waste oil from homeowners only. We have a waste oil tank at the landfill to put waste oil in. We will accept old gas tanks if they are cut in half.
The county does not rent roll-off’s or large containers to individuals. Below is contact information to obtain containers:
At this time there is no market for recycled glass and plastic. As the market becomes available, we will put the recycle boxes for glass and plastic back out.
No. We transport all Recycling to the Recycling location by our Franklin County trash truck
Generally, your first payment will be due June 5th and your second payment on December 5th. These due dates will vary a day or two when the 5th falls on a weekend or a holiday.
Franklin County will mail you a tax bill at least 30 days prior to each due date.
Yes, BUT you will be charged a late payment penalty and interest on the amount of tax that was due in June.
Yes, you may make a payment or series of prepayments anytime and for any amount during the year to reduce the amount you will owe in June and December. Just put your account number in the memo section of your check and indicate that it is a prepayment.
Personal property taxes will continue to be billed only once a year and be due on December 5th unless the 5th falls on a weekend or holiday.
Acceptable methods of payment will not change. You may continue to use the following payment methods:
Pay By Mail (Send check or money order payable to):Franklin County Treasurer1255 Franklin Street, Suite 101Rocky Mount, VA, 24151
Cardholders:Credit/Debit Cards are accepted in the office, or by phone at (1-888-272-9829), or online at https://www.franklinvatax.com. We accept Visa, Master Card, and Discover, appropriate fees will apply.
When promoted by phone, enter the information requested. The JURISDICTION CODE is 1033. To pay online you will need to enter https://www.franklinvatax.com and click on “Search & Pay Taxes. Appropriate fees will apply.
Pay In Person:Franklin County Treasurer’s Office1255 Franklin Street, Suite 101Rocky Mount, VA, 24151
Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM