Welcome to Franklin County, Missouri!

Welcome to the website for Franklin County, Missouri and thank you for visiting!


Franklin County was separated from St. Louis County and established in 1818, and is named after founding father, Benjamin Franklin. The county seat was originally in the village of Newport, but was permanently moved to the City of Union in 1825.


Nestled in the east central portion of Missouri, Franklin County provides a unique environment for the style of living that anyone would desire.  Franklin County is a suburban county of the St. Louis metropolitan area that provides both rural and urban living opportunities for approximately 100,000 residents.  Among the 922 square mile area of Franklin County one can still find cattle and row crop farms on the outskirts of its communities. 

Franklin County also welcomes many visitors during the mild weather months for a variety of attractions.  The Robertsville State Park and Meramec State Park, among many private recreational businesses, provide opportunities to camp, fish, and float along the scenic Meramec River.  Communities in Franklin County also offer a great deal of tourist possibilities for events such as fairs, festivals, and entertainment.

Franklin County has 13 municipalities including:
City of Berger
Town of Charmwood
Village of Leslie
Village of Miramiguoa Park
Village of Oak Grove
Village of Parkway

Franklin County is governed by a three member County Commission led by the Presiding Commissioner, Tim Brinker.


Here you will learn about departments within the county and each of those departments’ obligations to the residents of Franklin County, Missouri.


Each department is overseen by either a department head or an elected official to ensure the department is adhering to the statutory requirements that govern the great State of Missouri and continuously striving to make Franklin County the best possible county to live and work!


Please explore our website for any questions you may have and if they can not be answered here you can call us at (636) 583-6358 or visit us at 400 East Locust Street Union, Missouri 63084.