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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Waiver for Building Department Permit Fees Extended for Derecho-Damaged Structures

BUILDING DEPARTMENT FEES WAIVED

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today signed a resolution extending the waiver of building department permit fees through August 10, 2021. This waiver is for the unincorporated areas in Linn County and the cities of Alburnett, Bertram, Center Point, ...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: May 7, 2021

May is Building Safety Month

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As we prepare ourselves for the increased severity and frequency of natural disasters, building safety is even more important.

Disaster mitigation through the adoption and enforcement of building codes is one of the best ways for communities to prepare and...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Linn County Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Member

BOARD and COMMISSION OPENINGS

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill a voluntary appointment on the Historic Preservation Commission. 

Historic Preservation Commission – three-year term 

Members of the Historic Preservation Commission pr...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Linn County Board of Supervisors Amends the Unified Development Code to Allow Small Animals

SMALL ANIMAL ORDINANCE

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved an amendment to the Unified Development Code. The significant change in the amendment involves small animal allowances in rural residential zoning districts. The change takes effect on April 14 after pub...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Waiver for Building Department Permit Fees Extended

BUILDING DEPARTMENT FEES WAIVED

The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week signed a resolution extending the waiver of building department permit fees through June 30, 2021. This waiver is for the unincorporated areas in Linn County and the cities of Alburnett, Bertram, Center Point...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Linn and Johnson Counties Join Together to Launch Solar Group Buy

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Along with sunnier days, a limited-time program kicks off in April to give people access to solar education and competitive prices for residential, business, and farm solar installations through volume purchasing. Building on past successes, Linn County a...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Requesting Temporary Use Permits in Unincorporated Linn County

Temporary Use Permits

Linn County reminds residents and groups planning public events in unincorporated Linn County that they must apply for a temporary use permit. Permits are required when the type of event planned is not a permitted use within the zoning district where the ...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Linn County Announces Changes to Unified Development Code and Building Division Service Area

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The Linn County Planning and Development Department announces the following updates that are now in effect:

Unified Development Code

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved an amendment to the Unified Development Code. The significant change in ...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Linn County Welcomes New Planning & Development Director, Honors Long-Time Outgoing Director

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On Feb. 5, 2021, after 20 years as director of Linn County’s Planning & Development Department, Les Beck will retire. Planning & Zoning Division Manager Charlie Nichols will succeed Beck as director.

Beck was hired as Linn County’s director of Plan...

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Planning & Development