News and Announcements
Short-Term Rentals Prohibition Rescinded
In recognition of the successful diligence and sacrifice of the Township’s residents, the Mayor and Committee have determined that it is time to begin the slow reopening of businesses within the Township while following social distancing and cleaning/sanitizing protocols.
As such, in line with the Governor's Executive Order, No.143, which reopens the State’s beaches and lake communities effective May 22nd, the Frankford Township Committee is happy to announce that, effective immediately, it has approved Resolution 2020-042 - RESOLUTION RESCINDING THE PROHIBITION ON SHORT TERM RENTALS. Click to read the resolution.
In short, effective immediately, there is no longer a ban on short term (under 30 days) rentals.
Soil Importation Ordinance
Ordinance #2019-03, Amending Chapter XXVI Entitled "Soil and Soil Removal" was adopted on the second reading after a public hearing of the Mayor and Committee on April 9, 2019. Click here to read the 2019-03 ordinance.
Update to NJ Fire Code
Effective January 1, 2019 updates to the NJ Fire Code are in effect. These include updates concerning smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and fire extinguishers. Click here to read the notice from the Frankford Township Fire Prevention Office.
Our community can take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Individuals can practice everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes. Here are some facts about COVID-19: Click here for information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here for information from the Sussex County Health Department.
Have you seen our new Kids Corner? It's a page on our website dedicated to information on things to do for kids. You can access the page from our main menu on top under Residents or click here to go to the Kids Corner page. Enjoy!
Public notice from the Sussex County Division of Engineering: Bridge D-18 to be closed. This bridge is located on Fenwick Road and crosses over a tributary of the Papakating Creek. Click here for more information.
Social Security Fraud
We recently received reports where individuals have been contacted by someone pretending to be an SSA employee. The intent of this type of call may be to steal your identity and/or money from your bank accounts. The caller generally asks you for personal information such as your Social Security number, date of birth, your mother's maiden name, or your bank or financial account information.
The impersonator may state that "the SSA computers are down" or may refer to enrollment in the Medicare prescription drug program. The intent of this type of call may be to steal your identity and/or money from your bank accounts. You should not provide any of this information to these individuals.
If you receive a suspicious call:
- Hang up
- Do NOT give money or personal information
- Report the scam at OIG.SSA.GOV
The Sussex County Miners will be setting of fireworks at Skylands Stadium on the following dates:
May 14 & 23
June 6 & 20
July 4 & 11
Free Radon Test Kits
Frankford Township has received the Radon Awareness Program Grant, which alows us to offer free radon test kits to our residents. The kits will be available at the Municipal Building beginning January 3, 2020, on a first come, first served, basis. For more information, contact the Deputy Clerk at 973-948-5566. Click here to download the Protect Your Family from Radon flyer.
Clean-Up with Clean Communities
This is a great way for non-profit organizations, sport teams, PTAs, senior groups, etc. to earn money for the group. Contact Diane Brauchle at frankfordcleancommunity@gmail to schedule your clean up!