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

County Offices Closed
All county offices will be closed for our employees to be with their families Thursday: Thanksgiving Day, and Friday.

Upcoming Sheriff's Sales Notices and Dates
Click on the Foreclosure Sale Title to download a .pdf copy of the sales notice.

December,8th, 2015 10:00 A.M. - Court Case #CDDM500143
Charity Bidwell f/k/a Charity Miller vs. Perry E. Miller
Sales Notice (.pdf)

December 15th, 2015 10:00 A.M. - Court Case #EQCV501252
U.S. Bank National Association, as Successor by Merger of U.S. Bank National Association ND vs. Gregory P. Gamble; Spouse of Gregory P. Gamble, if any; Joletta Rae Gamble; Midland Funding NCC; State Farm Insurance Bank; and Parties in Possession, et al - IN REM
Sales Notice (.pdf)

January,6th, 2016 10:00 A.M. - Court Case #EQCV501263
First Citizens National Bank vs. Laura J. Hohenfield, Spouse of Laura J. Hohenfield, and Parties in Possession, et al - IN REM
Sales Notice (.pdf)

Veterans Affairs Commission Meeting
The Veterans Affairs Commission generally meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month. The time could be changed due to inclement weather. Meetings are open to the public, unless for purposes described in Code of Iowa Chapter 21, a closed meeting is necessary to protect the interests of the individual or the county. View the November 3rd Agenda (.pdf)

Application for Board Apppointments
Applications are now being accepted for appointments that will be made in January 2016. The Supervisors will be considering appointments to the:

  • Board of Health (3-yr terms)
  • Conservation Board (5 yr term)
  • Condemnation Compensation Commission-(Indefinite term)
  • North Iowa Regional Housing Authority-1 Rep & 1 Alternate
  • Terrace Hill Sanitary District (6-yr term)

To learn more about the application process and the responsibilities of each position see the full release (.pdf)

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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