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, IA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200912,419
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009540
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200975
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009440
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009351
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009803
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200919
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009173
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20095,055
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,119
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200931
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009809
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009121
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200912
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200960
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200998
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009205
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009164
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200953
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,024
    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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