Linn County Community Services

Services During COVID-19

Due to surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Linn County has closed most County buildings to the public once again to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services. The closure will remain in effect until public health conditions improve and allow for modifications. 

County staff continue to work on-site and remotely to provide County services to the public. Residents and businesses may conduct County business online, by phone, by email, by mail, and by drop boxes located outside County buildings. 

We appreciate the public's understanding of the need to conduct business in new ways during this global pandemic.

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Core Functions

LCCS promotes local health and human service availability, access, cost-effectiveness and quality by:

  • Facilitating community collaboration and reducing duplication of services
  • Strategically using County dollars to leverage additional State and Federal Funds
  • Controlling mandated costs by investing in services that promote independence and self-sufficiency
  • Recommending shifts in the use of County funds to meet underfunded community needs within established budget limits
  • Adhering to licensing and accreditation standards
  • Monitoring compliance with regulations impacting service
  • Evaluating programs and services to ensure their effectiveness

Departments

LCCS has multiple departments and programs that provide services to help achieve their mission, including:

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