The County Marshals Office is responsible for enforcement of all county ordinances that he is tasked with under the direction of the County Manager and/or the Board of Commissioners.
The ordinances include: nuisance, solid waster, occupational tax certificates for businesses in the unincorporated parts of the county, manufactured homes and trailers for decals and inspection, signs on the roadside, animal classification officer for “dangerous and vicious dog classification” and community service work center on Saturdays for persons on active probation.
In 2001, Chris Ayers took office as the first ever appointed Marshal of Franklin County by the Board of Commissioners. His first duties were to cleanup the county and he created the first ever community service group composed of active probationers to work every Saturday to provide free labor to help maintain county owned properties and county roadside to abate litter, unlawful dumping and to work with other governmental and non-profit organizations to better our county appearance and to keep the cost of contract labor down. He began to enforce the Occupational Tax Certificates on all businesses in the unincorporated parts of the county. The rest evolved from this point.
The Franklin County Marshal’s Office is currently not setup to handle full-time animal control in our county. If you have questions relating to animal control, please contact your local Sheriff’s Department.