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

2016 General Election Sample Ballots

Disaster Assistance Programs
For 24/7 disaster crisis counseling, call Iowa Concern Hotline at 800-447-1985.
For the Iowa individual disaster assistance grant program information call toll-free 866-434-4692.
The Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program is launched with a governor's declaration and at the request of local officials. This program offers grants to families with incomes at or below twice the federal poverty index. The maximum grant is $5,000.

Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Mitchell, and Worth counties have a deadline of November 10, 2016

Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cedar, Chickasaw, Delaware, Floyd, Franklin, Linn and Wright counties have a deadline of November 7, 2016

Johnson County has a deadline of September 28, 2016

Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek counties have a deadline of October 10, 2016

Bremer and Chickasaw counties have a deadline of October 14, 2016

Kossuth county has a deadline of October 24, 2016

The grant application may be download by clicking on Iowa Disaster Assistance Application (.pdf). Applications can be turned in to a local Community Action Association, go to to find your local association.

Make a Difference in Your Community
Applications are now being accepted for appointments to public boards that will be made January 2017.
The following boards have appointments for consideration: Board of Health (3 year term), Conservation Board (5 year term), Condemnation Compensation Commission (Indefinite term), and the Terrace Hill Sanitary District (6 year term).
Questions may be directed to the Franklin County Auditor's Office at 641-456-5622. Notice (.pdf) Application (.pdf)

Job Opportunity
The Franklin County Conservation Department is looking for an Executive Director. Essential job duties include: Directing the planning, development, acquisition and management of county parks, recreation areas, wildlife habitats, and department programs and services under the authority of the conservation board. Researche and advise conservation board on conservation and recreation practices and techniques. Prepares agenda for, and attends conservation board meetings. Maintains department records and files. Prepares official correspondence. Prepares and submits all reports required of conservation board in a timely manner and in proper format. Plans, prepares and administers department budget. Represents conservation board at county budget hearings and proceedings. Completes grant applications to secure funding for department programs. Ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws affecting conservation practices and policies. Serve as conservation board field leader and direct department employees in development, operation and maintenance of conservation and recreation areas. Prepare payroll and maintain personnel records for department employees. Maintain parks and recreation areas by performing a variety of physical tasks, including cleaning and repairing park facilities; mowing grass, trimming trees and landscaping; and construction improvements. - See more at: Deadline for submittal is Sept. 30, 2016.

Voting in Iowa

Voting in Iowa - Registering to Vote

Voting in Iowa - Voting Absentee

Voting in Iowa - Voting on Election Day

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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