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

Employment Opportunity
The Franklin County Recorder’s office is hiring a permanent Part-time Clerk to work an average of 30 hours every 2 weeks.  Computer experience, basic math knowledge, and a friendly, cooperative disposition for assisting customers are required.  Applications are available at the Recorder’s Office in the Franklin County Courthouse.  Application deadline is January 9, 2017.

Employment Opportunity
Franklin County seeks a full time Program Manager to work at the Community Resource Center. The Program Manager assists with the implementation of and management of projects for the county and the Central Iowa Community Services Region. A bachelor’s degree is required with coursework in program evaluation, research or public administration, and human services preferred.  A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and adequate liability insurance are required.  Travel is required with overnights possible. Applications and job description available at and should be returned with cover letter and references to the Community Resource Center at 123 1st Ave. SW, Hampton. Application deadline 1/20/2017. Job Description (.pdf) Application Form (.pdf)

Employment Opportunity
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff.  Applications are available at the Law Enforcement Center, 105 5th St SW, Hampton or you may download the application from the link in this posting. Return applications to the Sheriff’s Office in person or by mail to PO Box 57 Hampton, IA 50441.
Deadline is Friday, January 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Franklin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Job Description (.pdf), Job Application (.pdf)

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)

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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