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

General Election on Tuesday, November 4th
Polls will be open at 7:00 AM and close at 9:00 PM on Election Day, November 4, 2014. All eligible electors residing in Franklin County may vote in the General Election. Pre-registration is suggested, but voters may also register at the polling location on the day of the election. Registration at the polls will require a photo ID and documentation of residency in the precinct. Find Your Precinct/Polling Place

Absentee ballots available in the Auditor's Office. Voters wishing to receive an Absentee Ballot by mail must have their request in the Auditor's Office by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 31st. Voters may stop in at the Auditor's Office in Hampton during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, or send an Absentee Ballot Request Form (.pdf) to vote early. The Auditor's Office will also be open on Saturday, November 1st, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Any questions should be directed to the Auditor's Office at 641-456-5622.

Want to know who is listed on the ballot for this election? Click here to view sample ballots for each precinct in Franklin County.

County Offices CLOSED
All county offices in the Courthouse, Community Resource Center, Conservation Office, Engineer's Office, and Public Health Building will be CLOSED on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, for the Veteran's Day holiday.

Military Retirement Benefits Exemption
Franklin County Veterans Affairs wants to make sure veterans are aware of Senate File 303, which was signed by Governor Branstad last spring. This provides for the exclusion of military retirement benefits from Iowa individual income tax retroactive to the tax year beginning on or after January 1, 2014. 

The exclusion also applies to military survivor benefits received under 10 U.S.C. 1447. The exemption is available to both residents and nonresidents of Iowa. Because the change is retroactive to January 1, 2014, individuals receiving military retirement benefits may immediately change or eliminate the amount of Iowa tax being withheld or their military pension. They may also leave their withholdings as they are and receive a refund when their taxes are filed. More information....

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....

Plagge Retirement Coffee
A Retirement Coffee is being held in honor of Jerry L. Plagge, Franklin County District 2 Supervisor, on Friday, November 7th in the Courthouse Rotunda in Hampton, Iowa. Join us for beverages and snacks from 9:00am to 11:00am and wish Jerry well on his retirement! Download Plagge Invitation (.pdf)

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