Due to COVID-19, effective Tuesday, March 23, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office will be closed to the public, but we will continue to conduct business during our normal business hours via telephone, email and our website.
To schedule a jail surrender date, make payments or setup a payment plan for court fines or room & board, please contact our Finance Division via telephone at 319-892-6232. Court fines and room & board can also be paid online.
The Finance Division oversees the Sheriff’s Office $23.4 million budget and is responsible for $5.9 million in revenue. The revenue is generated by civil procedures, grants, court fines, room and board, care of prisoners, and other revenue sources. The Finance Division controls all financial activities of the Sheriff’s Office. This includes audit reporting, accounts payable and receivable, payroll and grant monitoring.
This division assists individuals with payment plans for their outstanding court debt. In most cases, this enables an individual to obtain a valid driver’s license or register a vehicle. If necessary, this division also utilizes wage garnishments to collect past due court debt.
Any individual can access Iowa Courts to view public charges and the amount due for past court debt. The Sheriff’s Office collects court debt as a service to provide individuals an opportunity to pay their past due court fines while obtaining their driver’s license or renewing their vehicle registration. This is beneficial for the individual and also reduces the burden on taxpayers.
Another responsibility of the Finance Division is scheduling jail time. Scheduling must be done in person within 15 days of the court order date; failure to schedule will result in a warrant for your arrest.
Pay the Sheriff’s Office for your current payment plan and Room & Board online.
The minimum online payment is $50.