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 March 31
The second installment of property taxes is due on Tuesday, March 31st. Property tax information can be found online at or by calling the Treasurer's Office at 641-456-5678.

Emergency Management Commission Meeting
A regular meeting of the Emergency Management Commission will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 7:00 pm at the Law Enforcement Center in Hampton. View 1-1-2015 Meeting Agenda (.pdf)

Food Pantry Moved
The Food Pantry has moved to its new location at the Community 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. 

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)


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