Planning & Development

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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Divisions & Core Functions

Linn County Planning & Development is responsible for providing fair, consistent and objective administration of zoning and building regulations for the unincorporated areas of Linn County and cities that contract with the department. The Planning & Development Department is also responsible for balancing the needs of the customers and the public through building safety and the wise use of land and environmental resources.

The Planning & Development Department has two divisions with the following core functions:

Building Division

Planning & Zoning Division

Boards and Commissions

Planning & Development staff provides support to the following Linn County Boards and Commissions:

  1. Linn County Food Systems Council Releases Food System Assessment

    The Linn County Food Systems Council released their finalized food system assessment, a project initiated to better understand the Linn County food system. Read on...
  2. Requesting Temporary Use Permits in Unincorporated Linn County

    Linn County reminds residents and groups planning public events in unincorporated Linn County that they must apply for a temporary use permit. Read on...
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