General Properties

Mission Statement

The mission of the General Properties department is to provide timely and cost effective maintenance on the buildings and properties which are owned and operated by Franklin County. We take pride in our facilities, placing emphasis on public and employee safety. Our goal is to work as closely as possible with other county departments in matters involving improvements and maintenance to ultimately benefit the taxpayers of Franklin County.

General Properties

Daily Operations include:

  • Building maintenance and improvements
  • Remodeling
  • Removing discarded equipment
  • Assisting employees/department heads in the needs for each department, such as:
    • Door locks changed
    • Having equipment repaired
    • Heating and air conditioning repaired or replaced
    • Lighting replaced
    • Plumbing repaired
    • Repaired or moved
    • Repaired or re-keyed


Responsibilities include:

  • Daily custodial services
  • Determine when potential costs may be prohibitive and when recommendations for replacement should be made
  • Engineering support and managing new construction of building projects
  • Mowing or snow removal according to season of various county owned/operated buildings

Safety & Security

Co-ordinate routine inspections of elevators, fire extinguishers/systems, alarm systems, MSDS manuals etc. Perform periodic maintenance on equipment, fixtures, and grounds. Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.

Surplus Property Sale

Franklin County, VA has contracted with GovDeals, Inc., for the sale of surplus and obsolete vehicles, equipment, tools, etc. via internet auction.   Click on the GovDeals logo below to go directly to our auctions.   All property is offered for sale “As Is, Where Is”. Bidders are highly encouraged to inspect the property firsthand prior to bidding. If a bidder is unable to come in person for inspection, they may hire an outside resource to inspect the items for them.  Please read the Online Sales, Terms and Conditions prior to bidding.  Franklin County, VA reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale any of the items listed.  


Street Signs

Responsible for having street signs made and then having a crew go out to install/replace signs. Includes taking calls from citizens, police officers, etc, If you have a "county" street sign down or have a concern about street signs, please email General Properties or call at 540-483-3087.

Fleet Vehicles

Ensuring that vehicles and equipment with the County’s fleet are always operational and well-maintained by providing an efficient, thorough, and effective maintenance and repair program; managing all county owned vehicle acquisitions and disposition thereof.

Customer Service Mission Statement

Working with a customer first attitude, our employees will strive to be recognized as the best providers of facilities services by providing efficient and timely responses to maintenance issues affecting internal and external customers.