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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Tips to Celebrate Halloween Safely

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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, finding ways to keep our traditions can help us maintain a sense of normalcy. While we do not want to discourage the fun, Halloween will look a little different this year. As groups become larger, the risk of spreadi...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Presidential General Election Deadlines

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MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE!

The November 3 Presidential General Election is only two weeks away. The Linn County Auditor’s Office reminds voters of the following deadlines for this upcoming election. 

Absentee Ballots

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Linn County Juvenile Detention Center Receives Grant to Provide Mental Health Services to Youth

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The Linn County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) recently received a $5,000 COVID-19 relief grant from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. The grant funds received will be used in the development of a collaborative effort between the JDC and Uni...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Linn County Storm Response – Update #10

Storm Debris

Linn County residents living in unincorporated Linn County should place their organic debris from the August 10 derecho in the right-of-way (ROW) by November 9, 2020 to guarantee removal by Linn County’s debris removal contractor. Due to the wid...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Linn County Facilities Open by Appointment Only

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NOTE: This page is updated as new information becomes available.

On Monday, July 20, 2020, most Linn County offices reopened on an appointment-only basis as part of a phased approach to reopening with modifications to keep employees and customers safe. Lin...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Linn County Public Health Reminder to Get Your Annual Flu Vaccine

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Influenza is a contagious disease that can be serious. Every year, influenza causes illness, hospitalizations, and deaths. Linn County Public Health urges everyone to take steps now to protect yourself and those around you from influenza, or flu. ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

General Presidential Election Information

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The Linn County Auditor’s Office wishes to inform voters of important information and dates for the upcoming Presidential General Election.   

Absentee Ballots

The Linn County Auditor’s Office will mail out ballots on Monday, October 5. Vo...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

October 24 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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On Saturday, October 24, 2020, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office will be collaborating with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. The Sheriff...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Linn County LIFTS announces Participation in “Health and Safety Commitments” Program

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Linn County LIFTS announced today that it has joined the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) “Health and Safety Commitments Program,” the public transportation industry’s overarching pledge to passen...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Read Our Latest eNewsletter

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Read the September issue of Linn County’s eNews to stay informed about County news, services, and events. 

Our goal is to provide timely and accessible information about the County to help keep residents informed and engaged.

Read prior issues of o...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Removal of Hy-Vee Drop Boxes

Ballot Drop Box

Linn County Auditor Joel D. Miller has ordered the removal of the three Hy-Vee elections drop boxes. The Auditor’s Office continues to have a secure drop box located at the Linn County Public Service Center at 935 2nd St SW. This drop box is monitored by ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

State of Iowa Announces Change to COVID-19 Close Contact Definition

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Today, Governor Reynolds announced a change in the definition the State of Iowa is using to define close contacts for the purposes of contact tracing of positive COVID-19 cases. The CDC, or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, def...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Linn County Storm Response – Update #9

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors, in partnership with Linn County Public Health, has extended the burn permit deferment in unincorporated Linn County through the end of the year. This action allows the open burning of storm related landscape waste, in...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Early, In-Person Voting Locations and Election Day Polling Locations

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Linn County voters have early (absentee) voting options for November 3, 2020 General Election.  

The Linn County Auditor’s Office will offer two in-person, early voting locations during the dates and times listed below:...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Linn County Storm Response – Update #8

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Linn County has made temporary service changes in its Planning & Development Department to assist residents with recovery from the August 10 derecho.

Building Permits Required, Fees Waived

Linn County is urging residents to contact their local building ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Linn County Residents Encouraged to Complete Needs Assessment Questionnaire

RURAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE

Linn County residents impacted by the derecho are encouraged to complete the needs assessment questionnaire developed by community agencies including Linn County Public Health, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, HACAP, Waypoint, and other commu...

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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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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Tamara Marcus Hired as Linn County’s First Sustainability Program Manager

Tamara Marcus Sustainability Program Manager

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has hired Tamara Marcus as Linn County’s first sustainability program manager.

As sustainability program manager, Marcus will lead efforts to recommit the County to a more sustainable present and future. One o...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Linn County Storm Response – Update #5

Storm Debris

Linn County continues to respond to the August 10 derecho storm. Linn County has made changes to the self-haul organic storm debris drop-off sites for residents of unincorporated Linn County.

Starting Tuesday, August 25, Linn County is providing four locat...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Interactive Dashboard Tracks COVID-19 Key Indicators

COVID-19 Update Newsflash

Linn County Public Health is posting updates on its COVID-19 Mapping Database, which is a graphic dashboard of COVID-19 key indicators including: 

  • Number of confirmed cases (by age, gender, race, and ethnicity)
  • A map of confirmed cases by zip code
  • A...
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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Linn County Public Health Urges All Residents to Wear Cloth Face Coverings in Public Settings

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health strongly recommends all residents and visitors to consistently and correctly wear a cloth face covering in public settings and when around people who do not live in your household, especially when phys...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Linn County Public Health Recommends Community to Take Measures to Slow COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – A significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases were reported over two consecutive weeks, mainly among 18 to 25 year olds. This 189 percent increase from 35 to 101 new cases occurred between June 7th and June 21st. Conti...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Linn County Approves ATV Ordinance Allowing Use on Certain County Roads

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UPDATED June 18, 2020 with interactive map.

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved an ordinance (PDF) allowing the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-road vehicles on certain county roads in unincorporated Linn County. The approval fol...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Improvement Project Underway on County Home Road

County Home Road Improvement Project

To receive text or email updates on this and other Linn County Secondary Road construction projects, visit LinnCounty.org/NotifyMe. Updates will be sent as work progresses.

County Home Road is now under construction. To minimize the effect on loca...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Bill of Sale Required for Transferring Vehicle Titles Beginning January 1, 2020

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Effective January 1, 2020, the Linn County Treasurer’s Office will require customers to provide a bill of sale when transferring titles to motor vehicles between private parties. A bill of sale or purchase agreement is already required for vehicles purcha...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Linn County Launches Mobile App

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Linn County recently launched a new mobile app for its redesigned website LinnCounty.org. The app provides residents and visitors with convenient access to County news, events, public meetings, job openings, road construction, and much more. 

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