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

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. 

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 Monday, May 25, 2015, for the Memorial Day holiday.

Board of Review
The Franklin County Board of Review will meet on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, to view scheduled site inspections. The Board will meet at 8:30 am in the Assessor's Office and leave immediately for the inspections. The Board of Review will then meet on Friday, May 15, 2015, at 8:30 am in the Courthouse Conference Room.

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....

Commission/Board Members Wanted
The Franklin County Supervisors are now taking applications for appointments that will be made in July. The Supervisors will be considering appointments to the Board of Adjustment (2), Planning and Zoning Commission (1), and Veteran’s Affairs Commission (1). Persons interested in applying for a Board/Commission position should fill out the application and return it to the Auditor’s office or the Board of Supervisors by Friday, June 19, 2015. Click for more information and application....


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