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

Upcoming Elections
A Primary Election will be held in Franklin County on June 7, 2016 with polls being open from 7:00AM to 9:00 PM. Absentee voting is available either in person at the Auditor’s office or by absentee voting. Sample ballots for the Primary are posted for you to view below:

Geneva Ingham EMott - DEM
Geneva Ingham EMott - REP
Grant Osceola - DEM
Grant Osceola - REP
Hamilton Lee Reeve - DEM
Hamilton Lee Reeve - REP

Marion - DEM
Marion - REP

Oakland - Morgan - DEM
Oakland - Morgan - REP
Richland Ross West Fork - DEM
Richland Ross West Fork - REP
West Mott - DEM
West Mott - REP
Wisner Scott - DEM
Wisner Scott - REP

Van for Sale by Franklin County Public Health
2006 Chrysler Town and Country. Vehicle may be viewed at the Public Health Office located at 1600 Central Ave. E, Hampton. Sealed bids may be delivered to the front desk. Bids will be opened at the May 17th meeting of the Franklin County Board of Health. Individuals who submit sealed bids will have the opportunity to raise their bid at the time of bid opening. Any and all bids may be rejected.

Job Announcement
Applications are currently being accepted for the position of Part Time Telecommunicator/Jailer at the Franklin County Communications Center. We offer a professional working environment with competitive salary. The general Application will NOT be accepted. Applications may also be picked up at the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center, or by e-mail at . Completed applications must be received no later than March 29th, 2016 at 4pm. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Customer service, computer skills, ability to work in a high stress situations, ability to work with others, multitasking, answering several phone lines including 911, a calm and positive attitude is a must. Announcement (.pdf)

Job Announcement
Dependable, detail-oriented individual sought for Environmental Health Director opening.
The Board of Health in Franklin County, Iowa is seeking an individual to replace our retiring Environmental Health Director.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in natural sciences, and 4 years of relevant experience, or a combination of education, training and experience preferred. Knowledge of the ARC GIS system is beneficial, and the successful candidate should also have some familiarity with basic surveying techniques, and the ability to interpret plans and blueprints.
This position may also be shared with an adjacent county, or may be asked to fulfill responsibilities under another Franklin County department. The salary for this position is dependent on qualifications and experience, plus insurance, retirement plan (IPERS), and county benefits package.
Resumes and completed employment applications may be mailed to:

Board of Health Chairman, Shawn Dietz
Franklin County Public Health Office 1600 Central Ave. E
Hampton, IA 50441

Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check, and must pass a post-offer County physical, including drug test. Regular work attendance is required in addition to regular meetings with the Franklin County Board of Health. Regular work hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Some evening work and travel may be necessary. Franklin County is an equal opportunity employer.
A completed application is required. For an application, complete job description, and list of qualifications and certifications, visit the Employment tab.

Central Iowa Crisis Line 844-258-8858
A crisis is any stress or pressure that has become too great for you to cope with alone."
"Crisis" can mean different things to different people. A crisis could be a major loss - the death of a loved one, a divorce or a serious illness. Or it could be a series of smaller problems that have compounded and become overwhelming.
Because crisis can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time, the crisis phone line provides trained, compassionate telephone counselors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All contacts are confidential.
How we help: People call our crisis line for a variety of reasons. If you are experiencing a crisis and would benefit from connection with a regular mental health provider (such as a therapist or psychiatrist), we can provide you with appropriate referrals. We can also follow-up with you after your initial crisis call.
This service is provided by Foundation 2 with funding from Central Iowa Community Services.

Job Announcement
Central Iowa Community Services has a number of job openings in this area. Including a Program Manager and two Service Coordinators. See their employment page for details.

Job Announcement
Seasonal Conservation Tech Position - This position is under the general supervision of the Conservation Director. The Seasonal Conservation Tech participates in park maintenance work such as repair of buildings, tables, tools and equipment, and the maintenance of developed grounds such as campgrounds and other recreational land owned and maintained by Franklin County Conservation. Announcement (.pdf)

Online Voter Registrations
The Iowa Secretary of State's Office allows for voters to register electronically. To find out how to register online follow this link to the Iowa Secretary of State's Website.

Upcoming Sheriff's Sale
There are a number of upcoming Sales. Please see the Sheriff's Foreclosure Sales Page for more information.

Obtaining Veterans Benefits 

If you are thinking about paying for someone for help obtaining veterans benefits, please carefully read the following disclosure. Remember: you are not required to pay for assistance in obtaining veterans benefits, and there are many freely available programs to help you with this process. Disclosure (.pdf)

Franklin County Emergency Notification System 
Sign up here for Franklin County/Alert Iowa Alerts! In the event of an emergency or severe weather, an alert will be sent to the phone number and/or email address provided by voice, text and/or email. This is a free service provided by Franklin County and the State of Iowa, however, normal message fees may apply. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. AlertIowa and the Code Red alert system will be used in conjunction until the transition to the AlertIowa system is completely finished.


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