Contact Information

Franklin County Clerk of Court
12 1st Ave NW, Suite 203
Hampton, Iowa 50441

Phone: 641-456-5626
Fax: 641-456-5628

Office Hours:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed daily from
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Clerk of District Court
Julie Kneip
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.

The Franklin County Clerk of Court is not a county office, but is a part of the Judicial Branch in the state government of Iowa.

Please visit the Iowa Judicial Branch website for more information about online court records, jury questionnaire completion and information, paying fines online, and additional information regarding the Iowa court system.