Franklin County Commissioners' Office
MISSION STATEMENT: To enrich social, economic, and environmental vitality, Franklin County will provide services which are responsive to the health, safety, and general welfare needs of County residents. The County government is dedicated to providing these services through the efficient and effective use of the County's available resources in an honest, open, and caring manner.
The three County Commissioners constitute the chief governing body of the County. The Commissioners are vested with policy-making authority to provide certain local services and facilities on a county-wide basis.
Administrative powers and duties of the County commissioners encompass registration and elections, assessment of property, human services, veterans' affairs, 911, emergency services, operation of a county prison, personnel management, operation and maintenance of 93 county bridges, appointment of county personnel, and budget and finance management.
The commissioners are the sole contractors for the county; as such, they make contracts and purchases for all purposes expressly or implicitly authorized by law.
The position of commissioner is a county-wide elected office with a term of four years.
The County Commissioners sit jointly as members of the Retirement Board, Salary Board, Election Board, Prison Board and Franklin County Area Development Corporation.