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Frankfort Business

slidebg8aFrankfort’s business community is alive and well, fostered by entrepreneurial spirit, drive and a willingness to contribute to the City’s overall economic strength and health. Whether it’s a small business on the Courthouse square or a major international corporate citizen in the Industrial Park, Frankfort is home to a diverse and robust family of businesses.

Frankfort Main Street

Formed in 1985 by concerned residents interested in revitalizing the community, Frankfort Main Street now is recognized as an Indiana Main Street Community and has a thriving level of activities and community involvement. Encouraging everyone to shop local, Frankfort Main Street is a key player in major community events including the annual Hot Dog Festival, Mayor McBarnes’ Operation Spring Clean Up initiative and much more.

Visit Frankfort Main Street online.

Clinton County Chamber of Commerce

The business ambassador for economic development in Clinton County, the Chamber is a member-driven organization with events and activities year-round. Whether it’s Chamber After Hours networking events, Monday Night Golf League, Alive on 65 concert or Thunder Thursdays, the Chamber team is there.

Visit the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce website.

Industrial Park

One of the largest contiguous parks in Central Indiana with more than 1,000 acres in development and another 1,000 ready to be developed, Frankfort’s Industrial Park is home to more than 30 industries, ranging from food processing to automotive to consumer goods. Rail access is available with spur sites off the Norfolk Southern and CSX lines. State Road 28 runs through the Industrial Park and connects with I-65, providing easy access to Chicago, Indianapolis and Lafayette. The municipal airport also is located within the Industrial Park.

Utility Service Board

Frankfort’s municipal utilities – electric, water, wastewater, sewer and stormwater — are managed by the five-member Utility Service Board. The lagoons also are overseen by this entity. Residents and businesses can pay their utility bills online or in person at the billing office at 16 North Main Street.

Visit the Frankfort Municipal Utilities website.

Storm Water

stormTo report the illegal dumping of chemicals, heavy erosion from constructions sites, heavily polluted water, or other illegal connections to the storm system (such as septic tank discharges or washing machine wash water), please call the City of Frankfort Storm Water Hotline. The Sewer Department Office will accept storm water hotline calls at phone number 765-654-8343 between the hours of 7am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. Callers are required to give their name and contact information so that storm water problems can be tracked as they are resolved. Emergencies such as chemicals spills should still be reported to 911.

Plan Review & Construction Projects

The City of Frankfort has implemented a Storm Water Program as a requirement of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4). As such, the City and the Frankfort Municipal Utilities Storm Water Department are required to complete plan reviews, inspections and enforcement for projects that are greater than one (1) acre in size that are located within Frankfort’s corporate limits. This process is also referred to by IDEM as a Construction/Land Disturbance Permit or Rule 5 Permit.

This program has been implemented through the city of Frankfort’s Department of Building Services. All construction plans greater than one (1) acre are to be submitted to the Department of Building Services. Refer to their website for information on permit forms, fees, and City Ordinances and requirements.

City of Frankfort – Department of Building Services
Frankfort City Building – Old Stoney
301 E. Clinton Street
Frankfort, IN 46041
(765) 654-5278

If you are not sure if your project requires a storm water construction permit, please review the educational pamphlets below:

Educational Information for Contractor’s
Phase II Construction Site Brochure