Franklin County Recorder

History of the Recorder's Office
The Office of the County Recorder was created by the First Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. Your County Recorder continues to maintain official records of documents affecting title to real estate in order to preserve property rights and protect innocent third parties in real estate transactions.

The County Recorder is an elected position. They are elected during the general election and their term in office last 4 years. There are no term limits in this office.

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