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

Emergency Management Commission Meeting on May 6, 2015
The Franklin County Management Commission will have their regular public meeting on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 7:00 pm at the Law Enforcement Center. View 5-6-2015 Meeting Agenda (.pdf)

Right-of-Way Clean Up on May 1, 2015
The Franklin County Sheriff is encouraging citizens to participate in a right-of-way "clean-up day" on May 1, 2015. The Sheriff’s Office will be working with the Engineer's Office to remove obstructions in the right-of-way on county roads. County Ordinance No. 41, An Ordinance to Protect and Regulate Secondary Road Right-of Way,  restricts Franklin County land owners or their tenants adjoining secondary road right-of ways from farming, fencing, or otherwise abusing such right-of-way, which will damage the road and its shoulders, cause hazardous obstructions, create potential liability to Franklin County, and unjustly enrich these owners at the expense of the County, who by ordinance has the duty to identify issues and make attempts to persuade the persons responsible for the obstruction to remove it.

The county is  not targeting certain individuals, by giving this notice; we are working on a county-wide problem.  Please take pride in our county roads and right-of-ways and work with us and show others we are doing our part to good stewards of the land. Read full letter by Sheriff Larry Richtsmeier (.pdf)

2015 Significant Changes in Agricultural Assessments
The Assessor's Office announces some changes in the agricultural assessments for 2015. The first is switching to the new CSR2 soil rating system that has been developed at Iowa State University. The other is the implementation of the Agricultural Adjustment Rule 71.3(1) as passed by the State of Iowa in 2013, which included adjusting for building sites. Read more....

Commission/Board Members Wanted
The Franklin County Supervisors are now taking applications for appointments that will be made in July. The Supervisors will be considering appointments to the Board of Adjustment (2), Planning and Zoning Commission (1), and Veteran’s Affairs Commission (1). Persons interested in applying for a Board/Commission position should fill out the application and return it to the Auditor’s office or the Board of Supervisors by Friday, June 19, 2015. Click for more information and application....

Food Pantry Moved
The Food Pantry has moved to its new location at the Franklin County Service Center (formerly the Gospel Hall Church). The address is 302 5th Ave NE in Hampton. Click on the link below to view a map of the new location. The Food Pantry is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding The Food Pantry, please call 641-456-2456. 


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