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

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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

City Elections: Tuesday, November 3rd
Notice is hereby given to electors in all cities in Franklin County that city elections will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 for positions of Mayor, Council and Public Measure C in Sheffield and Public Measure D in Coulter. All polling places open at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) until 8:00 p.m. with the exception all Hampton sites open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Polling sites are:
Alexander - Alexander Public Library
Coulter - Coulter Community Center
Geneva - Geneva United Methodist Church
Hampton 1 - Law Enforcement Center
Hampton 2 - Law Enforcement Center
Hampton 3 - St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Hampton 4 - Hampton Fire Department
Hansell - Hansell Community Center
Latimer - Latimer Community Center
Popejoy - Popejoy City Hall
Sheffield - Sheffield EMS Building

Click on the links above to see the sample ballots for each election. Any questions contact the Franklin County Auditor’s Office 641-456-5622.

Veterans Affairs Commission Meeting

The Veterans Affairs Commission generally meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month. The time could be changed due to inclement weather. Meetings are open to the public, unless for purposes described in Code of Iowa Chapter 21, a closed meeting is necessary to protect the interests of the individual or the county. View the October 6th Meeting Agenda (.pdf)

Notice of Sheriff's Levy and Sale 
As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendants Real Estate to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is described as: Lot Five (5), Block One (1) in North’s Addition to Latimer, Franklin County, Iowa
Property Address: 114 Kelly Street, Latimer, IA 50452
Read additional information on the Sheriff's Sale Page

Official Election Information 
Regular school elections were held for school district directors in Iowa on September 8th, 2015. The following is the official results for the local elections. 2015 HD School (.pdf) 2015 CAL School (.pdf)

Franklin County REAP Committee 

The Franklin County REAP Committee would like to remind individuals, organizations, and governmental entities that REAP (Resource Enhancement and Protection) grant applications are due in the Franklin County Auditor’s Office by 4:00 P.M. August 10, 2015. See the full details in the Franklin County REAP Committee information sheet. FC REAP Committee (.pdf)

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.

Open Burning Ordinance
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors passed an Open Burning Ordinance on June 1, 2015. This ordinance provides for the safety and welfare of residence and property in the county during a controlled open burning. It also outlines the provisions and procedures for implementing penalties for non-compliance. Any person who intentionally ignites a fire shall provide fire suppression sufficient to control the fire from spreading out of control. The fire supervision and suppression method shall be in place prior to ignition of the fire. Other than the supervised use of outdoor fireplaces, barbeque grills, properly supervised landfills, or the burning of trash incinerators or trash burners made of metal, concrete, masonry, or heavy one inch mesh with no opening greater than one inch square, or according to other local ordinances, all persons engaging in open burning shall be required to give notification to the Franklin County Non-Emergency/Sheriff’s Department number (641-456-2731), whom will notify Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department personnel prior to the ignition of the controlled open burn. Read full ordinance...

Avian Influenza 
On May 8, 2015, the Franklin County Board of Supervisors signed Declaration of Emergency due to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza affecting the state. Wright county is the closest confirmed cases at this time with two confirmed affected sites. If you have business in areas around any of the poultry sites in Franklin County we ask that you not travel the roads in front of these sites. Use alternate routes. If there are Fire, Law, or EMS issues this does not affect our response to the Life or Property Safety needs. View Avian Influenza Press Release (.pdf)There are NO AFFECTED SITES in Franklin county at this time. 

2015 Significant Changes in Agricultural Assessments
The Assessor's Office announces some changes in the agricultural assessments for 2015. The first is switching to the new CSR2 soil rating system that has been developed at Iowa State University. The other is the implementation of the Agricultural Adjustment Rule 71.3(1) as passed by the State of Iowa in 2013, which included adjusting for building sites. Read more....


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