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

Employment Opportunity
Franklin County Home Care Service is seeking applicants for a part time Elderly Waiver Case Manager; 20-27 hours per week. Job requirements: Prefer Iowa Licensed RN or LPN, bachelor's degree in family and consumer science, education, social work, or other health or human services field. This position requires valid Iowa Driver's License and valid automobile insurance with the ability to travel.  Position is subject to background and driving checks. Applications may be picked up at 1600 Central Ave. E. Hampton, IA. Application deadline November 7, 2016. Call 641-456-5824 with questions.

Employment Opportunity
Franklin County Home Care Service has an opening for Part-time and Full-time CNA. Services are provided in the individual’s home to allow independent living. Travel is required with mileage reimbursement. Job assignments are assisting individuals with Personal Cares, Housekeeping, and other routine maintenance tasks; respite, grocery shopping/errands, meal preparation, and limited transportation when assigned. Individual must be reliable. For more information, contact FCHC at 641-456-5830. Franklin County is an equal opportunity employer. 

Bidding Opens for Open Ditch Reconstruction
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the County Auditor of Franklin County, Iowa, at their office in the Franklin County Courthouse, until 10:00 a.m. on November 7th, 2016 for work to the drainage system of Main of Drainage District 48, Franklin County, Iowa. See the full Notice (.pdf)

2016 General Election Sample Ballots

For Absentee request forms and information on absentee voting go to this website: Secretary of State’s Absentee Information
For general information about voting see this website: Secretary of State’s Website

Disaster Assistance Programs
For 24/7 disaster crisis counseling, call Iowa Concern Hotline at 800-447-1985.
For the Iowa individual disaster assistance grant program information call toll-free 866-434-4692.
The Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program is launched with a governor's declaration and at the request of local officials. This program offers grants to families with incomes at or below twice the federal poverty index. The maximum grant is $5,000.

Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Mitchell, and Worth counties have a deadline of November 10, 2016

Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cedar, Chickasaw, Delaware, Floyd, Franklin, Linn and Wright counties have a deadline of November 7, 2016

Johnson County has a deadline of September 28, 2016

Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek counties have a deadline of October 10, 2016

Bremer and Chickasaw counties have a deadline of October 14, 2016

Kossuth county has a deadline of October 24, 2016

The grant application may be download by clicking on Iowa Disaster Assistance Application (.pdf). Applications can be turned in to a local Community Action Association, go to to find your local association.

Make a Difference in Your Community
Applications are now being accepted for appointments to public boards that will be made January 2017.
The following boards have appointments for consideration: Board of Health (3 year term), Conservation Board (5 year term), Condemnation Compensation Commission (Indefinite term), and the Terrace Hill Sanitary District (6 year term).
Questions may be directed to the Franklin County Auditor's Office at 641-456-5622. Notice (.pdf) Application (.pdf)

Voting in Iowa

Voting in Iowa - Registering to Vote

Voting in Iowa - Voting Absentee

Voting in Iowa - Voting on Election Day

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.

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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