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Request forms, fee schedules, contacts and other relevant information can be found in the Public Records Requests section of the Franklin County website.
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Franklin County consists of 1,242 square miles, equating to 795,000 acres. As of 2014, the population of Franklin County is 87,809.
To contact the local Department of Social and Health Services, call 509-545-1400. To report Welfare fraud, call 800-562-6906.
The Franklin County Courthouse was built in 1912 and dedicated on April 13, 1913. The courthouse is a neo-classical building and many architects working in this style referenced the classical buildings of Rome and Greece. V is actually a U in Latin, which, of course, was the language of ancient Rome. Its application to a 20th-century building is a bit of an affectation, but architects would apply this as a way to reference classical buildings from antiquity. In 1978, the Franklin County Courthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Yes we do! Visit the Assessor page, or call 509-545-3506 for assistance.
For information on how to obtain a birth certificate, contact:
Benton-Franklin County Health District7102 W Okanogan PlaceKennewick WA 99336Phone: 509-460-4200
The Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics issues certified copies of Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce certificates, for events that occurred within the State of Washington. These certificates can be ordered online from VitalChek.
You can get a marriage license at the Franklin County Auditor's office, located at 1016 N 4th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
The cost is $58, and the license must be purchased at least 3 days in advance of the wedding. The license is then good for 60 days.
To verify the current Marriage License fee, call the Recording Department in the Auditor's Office at 509-545-3536.
To get a copy of a marriage certificate, send in both names and the year they were married. Cost is $3 for a certified copy.
Franklin County AuditorP.O. Box 1451Pasco, WA 99301
Divorce Decrees are handled by the Franklin County Clerk's office.
Please contact the Clerk's office in advance by calling 509-545-3525. They need to know how many pages the decree is, so they can charge you the correct amount. The cost for copies is $.50 per page. The cost for a certified copy is $5 for the first page and $1 per page thereafter.
Passports are issued by the Clerk's office. Applications may be picked up at the Clerk's office or online at Travel.State.Gov website.
To contact the Master Gardener, call 509-736-2726. They are physically located in the Kennewick WSU Extension Office, 5600 E West Canal Place. For directions to the Kennewick Office, contact Franklin County WSU Extension at 509-545-3511.