Planning & Development
Services During COVID-19
Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment meetings are held remotely. Information for monthly meetings is available on our current case website by clicking or tapping the blue button below. Legal publication, as required by law, is still provided, and surrounding property owners within 500 feet of a case are still notified of the pending case by mail. The public will be provided with a way to access and contribute to these meetings either by phone or through video conferencing.
Please call Planning & Development at 319-892-5130 or email us with questions.
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:
- Development applications
- Land use and development review
Boards and Commissions
Planning & Development staff provides support to the following Linn County Boards and Commissions:
The Linn County Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to the Unified Development Code. The significant change in the amendment involves small animal allowances in rural residential zoning districts. Read on...
Learn more about the many ways county government makes a difference. Read on...
Attend online, free one-hour solar Power Hours to learn about solar and the volume purchasing, and sign up for free quotes and site assessments. Read on...
Les Beck will retire after 20 years; Charlie Nichols to succeed Beck. Read on...
The Linn County Planning and Development Department announces updates to the Unified Development Code and building division service areas. Read on...
The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week signed a resolution extending the waiver of building department permit fees through June 30, 2021. Read on...