This official government website of Franklin County provides information about your local county government and the services we provide. Please visit each department's web page for specific contact information, location, and hours of operation.

.: Quick Links

Where do I find....?
Closed Roads & Bridges
Real Estate/GIS Website
Birth/Death/Marriage Records
Board Agenda & Minutes
County Code of Ordinances
General County Maps
HIPAA Privacy Policy
Iowa Land Records Online
Mental Health & Disability Services
Passport Information & Application
Register to Vote
Sheriff's Foreclosure Sales
Tax Payment Online
Vehicle Renewal Online
Zoning Map Atlas - Unofficial
Embargoed Bridges Map

.: Forms

Board Appointment Application
Check Non-Payment Form
Driver License Forms
Election Forms
Fireworks Permit Application
Motor Vehicle Forms
Property Tax Forms



.: News & Events

Board of Supervisors Meeting
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors will meet in a special session on October 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm in the Courthouse basement. Drainage engineer service updates is listed on the agenda.

Absentee Ballots Now Available
Absentee ballots for the November 4th General Election are now available in the Auditor's Office. Voters may stop in at the Auditor's Office in Hampton during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, or send an Absentee Ballot Request Form (.pdf) to vote early. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Friday, October 31, 2014. Any questions should be directed to the Auditor's Office at 641-456-5622.

Want to know who is listed on the ballot for this election? Click here to view sample ballots for each precinct in Franklin County.

Board/Commission Applications Now Accepted
Applications are now being accepted for appointments that will be made in January 2015. Click for the Board/Commission Application Form (.pdf)State law requires the Supervisors to make a good faith effort to balance most appointive boards, commissions, committees, and councils according to gender. The Supervisors will be considering appointments to the:

  • Board of Health-2 (3-yr terms)
  • Civil Service Commission-1 to fill a Vacancy (6 yr term-vacancy expires 8/15/16)
  • Conservation Board-1 (5 yr term)
  • Condemnation Compensation Commission-(Indefinite term)
    • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson or Real Estate Broker
    • Banker, Auctioneer, Property Manager, Property Appraiser or Person Responsible for Making Loans.
  • Magistrate Appointing Commission-3 (6-yr term)
  • North Iowa Regional Housing Authority-1 Rep & 1 Alternate
  • Terrace Hill Sanitary District-1 (6-yr term)

Click Board/Commission Descriptions (.pdf) for a detailed description of each board or commission. Questions may be directed to the Franklin County Auditor's Office at 641-456-6045. More information....


Sheriff Sales
Sheriff sales are sales on foreclosed properties. Sales are held at the date and time set on the Sheriff's Levy Form. They usually start at 10:00am at the Law Enforcement Center, 105 5th St. SW, Hampton, Iowa.
View Current Sheriff Sales...

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