Franklin County ID

Lookup Public Records in Franklin CountyIdaho. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Franklin County, Idaho Overview

Franklin County is located in the U.S. state of Idaho. The county was formed in 1913 and named after Franklin D. Richards, an early LDS Church apostle. The county seat is Preston. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 12,854 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 668 square miles, of which 664 square miles is land and 4.7 square miles is water. Franklin County borders the following counties: Oneida County to the west; Bannock County to the northwest; Caribou County to the north; Bear Lake County to the east; and Cache County, Utah to the south. Franklin County has two zip codes. The zip codes are 83237 and 83263.

Franklin County Clerk Office Information

The County Clerk of Franklin County is Budget Officer, Chief Elections Officer, Clerk to Commissioners, and the Clerk to District Court. The County Clerk is responsible for recording, indexing and filing land deeds, deeds of trust, mortgages, judgments, and all kinds of transactions affecting business and real estate within the County. The County Clerk issues birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, and handle passport elections. The County Clerk’s Office registers voters, administers all elections, and manages other elections matters. The County Clerk acts as the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners of Franklin County.

The recording fee is $10.00 for the first page plus $3.00 for each additional page. The recording fee of other documents is as follows:

Deeds, grants, and conveyances of real property: $15.00
Trust deeds, mortgages of real property, security agreements, assignments of leases and rents: $45.00
Reconveyances of trust deeds, substitution of trustee and mortgage releases: $15.00
Powers of Attorney: $25.00
Delinquent Assessments-Irrigation Districts: $25.00

The physical address of Franklin County Recorder’s Office is:
39 W Oneida St.
Preston, ID 83263
Phone: (208) 852-1090
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Shauna T. Geddes is the Franklin County Clerk. She may be contacted (208) 852-1090 or emailed at

Franklin County District and Magistrate Court Information

Mitchell W. Brown is the District Judge. Duties include all district civil and criminal matters. The Chief Deputy Clerk is Linda Hampton. She can be contacted at

Eric S. Hunn is the Magistrate Judge. Main duties are magistrate criminal and juveniles cases. The Deputy Clerk is Maria Delgado. She can be contacted at

Dana Lazcanotegui is a Deputy Clerk. Duties include magistrate civil, court assistance, scheduled for Judge Hunn, and Jury Commissioner. She can be contacted at

The physical address of Franklin County District Court Office is:
39 West Oneida
Preston, ID 83263
Phone: 208-852-0877
Fax: 208-852-2926
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Franklin County Assessor Office Information

The responsibility of the assessor is to handle the revaluation and assessment of all real and personal property within Franklin County for property tax purposes. Other duties of the assessor include:

  • Supervising the Motor Vehicle Department
  • Property Tax Reduction
  • Commercial Appraisals
  • Five Year Appraisals
  • Homeowner’s Exemption
  • Mapping
  • Motor Vehicle Licensing
  • Motor Vehicle Titling

The physical address of the Franklin County Assessor’s Office is:
51 West Oneida
Preston, ID 83263
Phone: 208-852-1091
Fax: 208-852-1096
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Doug Wallis is the Franklin County Assessor. He may be contacted at 208-852-1091 or emailed at

Franklin County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Franklin County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Nature and Validity of Marriage Contract – Title 32, Chapter 2 and Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – Title 32, Chapter 9, Sections 32-921 to 32-929
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Franklin County Marriage License
Location:39 West Oneida Street, Preston, Idaho, 83263

Franklin County Clerk’s Office

Address: 39 W Oneida St. Preston, ID 83263, USA
Phone: (208) 852-1090

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