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
Title VI Notice to the Public
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

2017 Unofficial Election Results
Polls close at 8:00 p.m. We will be posting results as the ballots are counted.
Alexander (.pdf)

Coulter (.pdf)
Geneva (.pdf)
Hansell (.pdf)
Hampton (.pdf)
Latimer (.pdf)
Popejoy (.pdf)
Sheffield (.pdf)

Job Announcement - Telecommunicator/Jailer

Applications are currently being accepted for the position of Full Time and Part Time Telecommunicator/Jailer at the Franklin County Communications Center. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Customer service, computer skills, ability to work in a high stress situations, ability to work with others, multitasking, answering several phone lines including 911, flexible in scheduling, and a calm and positive attitude is a must. Applications may be picked up and submitted at the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center, or delivered by e-mail to . Completed applications must be received no later than Nov 27th, 2017 at 4pm.
Job Announcement and Description (.pdf) - Job Application Form (.pdf)

2017 Regular City Election SAMPLE BALLOTS

Bellow are Sample Ballots for the upcoming November 7, 2017 Regular City Elections.

Polls are open at all precincts from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm, with the exception of Sheffield being open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Alexander Alexander Public Library, 409 Harriman, Alexander
Coulter Coulter Community Center, 109 Main St., Coulter
Geneva Geneva United Methodist Church, 603 Front Street, Geneva
Hampton 1, Inc Hampton Law Enforcement Center, 105 5th St SW, Hampton
Hampton 2, Inc Hampton Law Enforcement Center, 105 5th St SW, Hampton
Hampton 3, Inc St. Patrick's Parish Hall, 1405 N. Federal, Hampton
Hampton 4, Inc Hampton Fire Station, 203 2nd Ave NW, Hampton
Hansell Hansell Community Center, 112 N. Main St., Hansell
Latimer Latimer Community Center, 104 N Akir, Latimer
Popejoy Franklin County Maintenance Shed, Popejoy
Sheffield Sheffield EMS Center, 111 N. 3rd St., Sheffield 

Any questions please contact the Auditor’s office at 641-456-5622.

Sample Ballots:
Alexander (.pdf)

Coulter (.pdf)
Geneva (.pdf)
Hansell (.pdf)
Hampton - Ward 1 (.pdf)
Hampton - Ward 2 (.pdf)
Hampton - Ward 3 (.pdf)
Hampton - Ward 4 (.pdf)
Latimer (.pdf)
Popejoy (.pdf)
Sheffield (.pdf)

Central Iowa Crisis Line 844-258-8858

A crisis is any stress or pressure that has become too great for you to cope with alone."

"Crisis" can mean different things to different people. A crisis could be a major loss - the death of a loved one, a divorce or a serious illness. Or it could be a series of smaller problems that have compounded and become overwhelming.
Because crisis can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time, the crisis phone line provides trained, compassionate telephone counselors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All contacts are confidential.
How we help: People call our crisis line for a variety of reasons. If you are experiencing a crisis and would benefit from connection with a regular mental health provider (such as a therapist or psychiatrist), we can provide you with appropriate referrals. We can also follow-up with you after your initial crisis call.
This service is provided by Foundation 2 with funding from Central Iowa Community Services.

Obtaining Veterans Benefits 

If you are thinking about paying for someone for help obtaining veterans benefits, please carefully read the following disclosure. Remember: you are not required to pay for assistance in obtaining veterans benefits, and there are many freely available programs to help you with this process. Disclosure (.pdf)

Franklin County Emergency Notification System 
Sign up here for Franklin County/Alert Iowa Alerts! In the event of an emergency or severe weather, an alert will be sent to the phone number and/or email address provided by voice, text and/or email. This is a free service provided by Franklin County and the State of Iowa, however, normal message fees may apply. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. AlertIowa and the Code Red alert system will be used in conjunction until the transition to the AlertIowa system is completely finished.


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