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
HIPAA Privacy Policy
Birth/Death/Marriage Records
Board Agenda & Minutes
County Code of Ordinances
General County Maps
Iowa Land Records Online
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 Meeting Rescheduled
The Board of Supervisor Meeting normally scheduled for Monday has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 8:30 am (same time). The Board meets in the basement of the Courthouse in Hampton. All meetings are open to the public.

County Offices Closed
All county offices in the Courthouse, Community Resource Center, Public Health, Conservation, and Engineer's Office will be CLOSED on Monday, September 1, 2014, in observance of Labor Day.

Fishing Derby on August 23rd
A kids fishing derby will be held at Beeds Lake State Park on August 23rd after the Restoration Run. The derby will be from 10:30am-noon. This event is free and open to kids aged 2 to 17. All kids will leave with a free grab bag of fishing gear with prizes for different age groups and categories of fish. Bait will be provided. Any questions should be directed to Franklin County Conservation at 641-456-4375.

Candidate Filing Period
The filing periods for the November 4, 2014, General Election are:

  • State and Federal Offices: July 28-August 15, 2014
  • County Offices: August 4-August 27, 2014

Candidates should visit the General Election Candidate Information page on the Iowa Secretary of State's website for information on running for office. Those with questions can also contact the Auditor's Office at 641-456-5622.

Rolling Prairie Trail Pedal & Putt on September 6th

Pedal_and_Putt_Logo_small.jpgCome experience an unique blend of biking and golfing on Franklin County’s Rolling Prairie Trail in the 1st annual Rolling Prairie Pedal & Putt on Saturday, September 6th at 2:00pm. This event is not a bike race, but a miniature golf tournament that will take you from Hampton to Coulter, and have participants testing their putting skills while enjoying the Rolling Prairie Trail by bicycle. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. The Rolling Prairie Pedal & Putt will consist of nine stops along the Rolling Prairie Trail, beginning at the Franklin Wellness Center in Hampton and ending at Hometown Pizza & Pub in Coulter. Transportation back to Hampton will be available for riders and bicycles. Participants will a play miniature golf  hole (putters will be provided) at each stop. All participants who finish in Coulter with their scorecard filled will be eligible for the grand prize*. There will be Happy Hour and pizza specials, along with additional prizes at Hometown Pizza & Pub after the run. Come and join the fun for FREE! Click for information and registration


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