Franklin County Recorder

The Recorder's Office was originally created in 1860 as an office to "keep books for entering deeds". This duty has expanded to include a vast array of documents and services. The Recorder's Office maintains all official real estate documents and provides retrieval and reproduction of these records for the public and businesses. Click the links below for more information and to download forms.



Vital Records

DNR Licenses/Registrations

The Iowa fees to file a document in the Recorder's Office are: $7.00 for the first page of any document (a page being a one sided document), plus $5.00 for each additional page, plus a $5.00 Auditor's transfer fee on all transfer documents for each Section or Block in the legal description of the property being transferred. Fees are made payable to Franklin County Recorder.

Recorder Contact Information

Franklin County Courthouse
12 - 1st Ave. NW
PO Box 26
Hampton, Iowa 50441

Phone: 641-456-5675
Fax: 641-456-6009

Office Hours:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday


Heather Bushbaum, Deputy
Joan Hanig, Clerk