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

County Positions Open
There are several county positions open. These include a janitor, dispatch/jailer position, and a nurse's aid, and registered nurse.  Check out full job descriptions and application instructions here.

Board of Supervisors Meeting
Official Board of Supervisors meetings are held every Monday morning at 8:30 am at the Franklin County Courthouse in the basement. The meetings are open to the public. To be placed on the Board's weekly agenda, contact Michelle Giddings, Auditor, at 641-456-5622 by Thursday morning at noon. Minutes of the Board meetings are available for public viewing online, in the County Auditor's office in the Courthouse, and are published weekly in the following newspapers:

  • Hampton Chronicle
  • Sheffield Press

Elected Officials Swearing Ceremony
Newly elected officials were sworn in for the next term on Monday, December 29, 2014. These will be effective on January 1, 2015. Judge James Drew performed the swearing ceremony in the Courthouse Rotunda in Hampton. Elected officials participating in the ceremony were (pictured left to right): Judge Drew, Treasurer Chad Murray, Supervisor Mike Nolte, Supervisor Gary McVicker, and Recorder Toni Wilkinson. These officials will each serve a 4-year term.


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