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  • Clerk's Office

    • How do I become a poll worker?

    • How can I register to vote?

    • Do I need to bring ID with me to register to vote?

    • If I do not include the appropriate ID with my mailed in voter registration, will I still be able to vote?

    • Can I register my child to vote who is attending college?

    • Can a voter application be mailed to my residence?

    • How do I change or declare a political party affiliation?

    • How can I find my polling location?

    • How long are the polls open for voting on Election Day?

    • Do I have to be trained to be a poll worker?

    • As a poll worker, what time do I have to report for work on Election Day?

    • As a poll worker, will I get a lunch and/or dinner break?

    • What do I do if I’ve been assigned to work a poll but something comes up last minute that prohibits me from working?

    • What type of voting machine is used in Somerset County?

    • Are the Somerset County voting machines suitable for handicapped individuals?

    • In the event of a power outage can the voting machines still operate?

    • How are the voting machines tested?

    • How are recorded votes stored?

    • When voting, can I write in a candidate not shown on the ballot?

    • When voting, how can I confirm the selection I made on the voting machine?

    • What is the jurisdiction of the Local Finance Board?

  • Construction

    • I’m buying a home or business. Is there anything needed from the Building Department?

    • When do I need a construction permit?

    • How long does it take for a construction permit to be approved?

    • Must I use a contractor for work done at my house?

    • What happens if I get caught working without a construction permit?

    • How will I know when my construction permit is ready?

    • How much will my construction permit cost?

    • What method of payment can I use when picking up my construction permit?

    • What inspections do I need for my construction project?

    • When I schedule a construction inspection can I get an appointment time?

    • What are the requirements for a Certificate of Occupancy?

  • Engineering

    • What is a stormwater maintenance plan?

    • Who can I contact for further information and details about stormwater management?

    • What are the penalties/repercussions for non-compliance?

    • Who can perform the maintenance?

    • When is the maintenance performed?

    • What is a stormwater management plan?

    • How much is the stormwater management permit fee?

    • Is the stormwater maintenance permit issued one time?

    • How do I obtain a stormwater management permit?

    • What is a stormwater maintenance permit?

    • What is required by the program and the Township?

    • Who enforces the program?

    • What mandates the Stormwater Maintenance Program?

    • What is the Stormwater Maintenance Program?

  • Police

    • My relative is deceased and I have inherited his firearms. Am I required to obtain a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun to take possession of them?

    • I have been involved in a motor vehicle crash in Franklin Township. What should I do?

    • I am a private detective and would like to carry a handgun. What is the process?

    • What is the fingerprint fee required for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

    • I am a retired law enforcement officer and am interested in applying for a Retired Law Enforcement Permit to Carry a Handgun? How do I apply?

    • I recently received my New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and would like to purchase a handgun from friend and/or acquaintance. Do I need a Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

    • I am seeking employment with a non law enforcement agency or employer that requires me to obtain a New Jersey Firearms Carry Permit for work. How do I apply for a New Jersey Firearms Carry Permit?

    • What is the cost for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

    • My Permit to Purchase a Handgun is about to expire. Can it be renewed?

    • I have a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card issued by another jurisdiction other than Franklin Township (Somerset County). Am I required to get fingerprinted?

    • Once I submit my application for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Permit to Purchase a Handgun, how long will the process take?

    • Do I have to be a United States citizen to apply for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

    • How do I apply for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

  • Public Works & Water Utlity

    • What is a curb stops? How should I protect them?

    • Who should I call when I have a water emergency outside of your office hour?

    • I have a question about my drinking water, who should I call?

    • What should I do when the Boiling Water Advisory is removed?

    • What should I do when a Boiling Water Advisory is issued?

    • What should I do when I receive a door tag from Franklin Township Water Utility?

    • My water bill shows an unusual high usage, what should I do?

    • Why do I smell sewage in my drinking water?

    • What should I do when Franklin Township Water Utility staff requests to enter my residence?

    • Who owns the water meter?

    • Why did I receive a notice from Franklin Township Water Department indicating the replacement of my water meter?

    • What do I do when I receive a door tag from the Water Utility?

    • Where does my drinking water come from? What is the source of my drinking water?

  • Purchasing

    • What can the Township do to address the lack of competition in cable television providers?