Franklin County IA

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

Franklin County, Iowa Overview

Franklin County, located in Iowa, was established in 1851. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,680. The county seat, and largest community is Hampton. The county named after Benjamin Franklin. The county’s total area is 583 square miles, almost all of which is land, only 1 square mile is water. The county is bordered on all sides by other Iowa counties, Cerro Gordo to the north, Butler to the east, Hardin to the south, Wright to the west. Seventeen total zip codes are used in the county, the largest of which is 50441.

Franklin County Clerk Information

Debra Bausman, Clerk of Court
Franklin County Courthouse
12 First Avenue NW, Suite 203
Hampton, Iowa 50441
641-456-5626

In each of Iowa’s 99 counties, a clerk of district court office manages and maintains all trial records filed in the county. Clerks of court have hundreds of administrative duties, some of which include:

  • Accepting and processing fines, fees, and court costs owed to the state, child support checks, and civil judgments owed to the litigants.
  • Maintaining a record of liens on real estate.
  • Disposing of scheduled violations that are not contested and do not require a court hearing.
  • Notifying state and local government agencies, including law enforcement agencies, of court orders.

Franklin County Records

Gwana Wirtjes, County Assessor
Franklin County Courthouse
12 First Ave. NW
PO Box 575
Hampton, IA 50441
541-456-6005

Real Estate/GIS Website, Assessment values, notices and appeals, credits and exemptions:

Toni Wilkinson, County Recorder
Franklin County Courthouse
12 First Ave, NW
PO Box 26
Hampton, IA 50441
641-456-5675

Vital records, vehicle registrations, deeds, land record online searches, surveys and plats, tax liens, easements, military service records:

Chad Murray, Franklin County Treasurer
Franklin County Treasurers’ Office:
12 1st Ave NW
P.O. Box 178
Hampton, IA 50441
641-456-5678
cmurray@co.franklin.ia.us

Pay taxes online, online vehicle registrations, delinquent taxes, payment methods:

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 – Title XV, Chapter 595 and Premarital Agreements – Title XV, Chapter 596
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Franklin County Marriage License
Location:12 1St Avenue Nw, Hampton, Iowa, 50441
Phone:641-456-5675

Franklin Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 12 1st Ave NW, Hampton, IA 50441, United States
Phone: 641-456-5675

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