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

Property Taxes Due
The Treasurer's Office reminds property owners that the first half of 2014-15 property taxes are due by September 30, 2014. Property owners may pay in-person at the Treasurer's Office in the Courthouse in Hampton by cash or check. Property tax payment online allows for payments by Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or e-Check. Property tax statements were mailed to owners on August 6, 2014. Any questions about tax payments should be directed to the Treasurer's Office at 641-456-5678. Learn more about the Iowa Property Tax process from the Iowa Department of Revenue.

Board/Commission Applications Now Accepted
Applications are now being accepted for appointments that will be made in January 2015. Click for the Board/Commission Application Form (.pdf)State law requires the Supervisors to make a good faith effort to balance most appointive boards, commissions, committees, and councils according to gender. The Supervisors will be considering appointments to the:

  • Board of Health-2 (3-yr terms)
  • Civil Service Commission-1 to fill a Vacancy (6 yr term-vacancy expires 8/15/16)
  • Conservation Board-1 (5 yr term)
  • Condemnation Compensation Commission-(Indefinite term)
    • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson or Real Estate Broker
    • Banker, Auctioneer, Property Manager, Property Appraiser or Person Responsible for Making Loans.
  • Magistrate Appointing Commission-3 (6-yr term)
  • North Iowa Regional Housing Authority-1 Rep & 1 Alternate
  • Terrace Hill Sanitary District-1 (6-yr term)

Click Board/Commission Descriptions (.pdf) for a detailed description of each board or commission. Questions may be directed to the Franklin County Auditor's Office at 641-456-6045. More information....

Register to Vote for November 4th General Election
On November 4, 2014, a General Election will be held for Federal, State and Local candidates. Anyone not registered to vote is reminded that Saturday, October 25th is the voter pre-registration deadline to enable your name to be listed on the Election Registers. Absentee ballots will be available at the Auditor's Office beginning on Thursday, September 25th. More election information and dates....

Sheriff Sales
Sheriff sales are sales on foreclosed properties. Sales are held at the date and time set on the Sheriff's Levy Form. They usually start at 10:00am at the Law Enforcement Center, 105 5th St. SW, Hampton, Iowa.
View Current Sheriff Sales...

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