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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Linn County Applauds SET Grant Announcement

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors joins the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation in celebrating the announcement of a $465,000 grant award to support the work of the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities (SET) Fund.

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Absentee Request Mailers

ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST FORMS

The Linn County Auditor’s Office has mailed new absentee request forms to all voters impacted by an August 27, 2020 court decision that invalidated pre-filled absentee request forms sent by and returned to the Auditor’s Office.

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $150,000 in Legacy and Community Attraction Grants

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $150,000 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Legacy and Community Attraction Fund to five non-profit organizations that work to foster and support long-standing, new, and diverse community e...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Local Businesses Rely on Strict Adherence to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

In response to an alarming spike in the number of COVID-19 cases reported over the last two consecutive weeks, largely among 18 to 40 year olds and particularly among a smaller subset of younger adults, ages 19-24, Linn County’s business communi...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Property Tax Statements Arriving in Mail

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The semiannual installment of property and mobile home tax statements are currently being mailed. The deadline to pay the first half of property taxes without penalty is September 30, 2020. A penalty of one and one half percent will attach to late payment...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Linn County Storm Response – Update #7

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More information about Linn County’s storm response and resources are available at LinnCounty.org/Storm. This website is updated as new information becomes available.

Organic Storm Debris

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Linn County Storm Response – Update #6

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At the request of metro area fire chiefs, the Linn County Board of Supervisors today (August 25) reinstated the burn ban in the half-mile buffer zone around the cities of Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, and unincorporated Linn County. This means open burn...

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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: August 19, 2020

Linn County Public Health Reminds Rural Landowners of Open Burning Rules for Storm Debris

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Linn County reminds landowners that while open burning of organic storm debris is permissible outside of Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, and Robins some restrictions still apply:

  • A landowner may only burn organic materials from their property. Only a munic...
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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Linn County Storm Response – Update #4

Storm Debris

UPDATED: August 21, 2020

Unincorporated Organic Debris Removal

Linn County has contracted with a specialized natural disaster recovery company Ceres Environmental Services, Inc. to assist the County in disposal of storm-generated organic debris in unincorpo...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Linn County Storm Response – Update #3

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Linn County continues to respond to the August 10 derecho storm that impacted Linn County. 

Waiving Permit Fees

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today waived building department permit fees for the unincorporated areas in Linn County a...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Linn County Conservation Announces Temporary Park Closures Due to Storm Damage

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Linn County Conservation is continuing response efforts following the severe storm that passed through the county on Monday, August 10. The following areas are closed to the public:

  • Morgan Creek Park and Campground
  • Squaw Creek Park and Campground
  • Wickiup Hil...
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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Linn County Public Health Reminds Residents to Stay Safe After Storms

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LINN COUNTY, IA – Many parts of Iowa were affected by a severe storm that swept through the state Monday, causing power outages for hundreds of thousands of people. As utility crews work around the clock to restore power, and Iowans continue cle...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

General Election Absentee Ballot Request Forms

ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST FORMS

The Linn County Auditor’s Office has received numerous telephone calls from voters confused after receiving multiple absentee ballot request forms in the mail. In some cases, voters have turned in an absentee ballot request form to the Linn Coun...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Linn County Officials Request Local Control on Use of Face Coverings During Pandemic

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In a joint meeting today (August 5, 2020) between the Linn County Board of Supervisors and the Linn County Board of Health, the two boards unanimously approved a proclamation (PDF) requesting Governor Reynolds give counties and cities in Iowa authority to...

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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 17, 2020

Linn County Facilities Reopen July 20 by Appointment

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On Monday, July 20, 2020, Linn County offices will reopen on an appointment-only basis as part of a phased approach to reopening with modifications to keep employees and customers safe. Linn County’s top priority remains the safety of employees ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Linn County Public Health Releases Return to School Guidance during Community Spread of COVID-19

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COVID-19 remains present in our community, and will continue to have a direct impact on the daily operations of local schools. To assist school districts and help support administrators, staff, students, and families return to the classroom this fall, Lin...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Still Time to Complete the 2020 Census

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The Linn County Complete Count Committee wants to remind all residents to complete the 2020 Census by October 31, 2020 in order to be counted. The census is held once every ten years to get an accurate count of all people living in the United States, dete...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request Forms Available for the November General Election

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Absentee ballot request forms are now available for the November 3, 2020 General Election. Absentee ballot request forms may be found at LinnCounty.org/Vote.

Due to COVID-19, the Linn County Auditor’s Office strongly encourages voters to vote by ...

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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 17, 2020

Linn County Supports Local Preservation Efforts by Awarding Grants to Eight Local Non-Profits

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $28,800 from the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program to eight non-profit organizations in Linn County. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive process.

The Linn County Historic...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Linn County Public Health and Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission to Host Virtual Town Hall June 12

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Linn County Public Health and the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission have partnered to host another COVID-19 virtual town hall on Friday, June 12 at 12 p.m. The virtual town hall will be held via GoToMeeting and will focus on general housing information...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Linn County Begins Phase Two of Reopening During Community Spread of COVID-19

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On May 14, 2020, Linn County Public Health released phased reopening guidance, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national organizations. The three-phased approach enables businesses to reopen in a limited capacity, and even...

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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: June 1, 2020

Linn County Public Health Continues to Provide Weekly COVID-19 Updates

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Linn County Public Health continues to provide weekly Community Partner Updates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Weekly updates help keep the community informed about the latest information and resources available, and are accessible by end of business on Fr...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Linn County Public Health Releases Phased Reopening Guidance During Community Spread of COVID-19

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Linn County Public Health recommends a phased reopening, in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and other national organizations. This three-phased approach enables businesses to reopen, and events and gatherings to occur, while protecting the ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Linn County Public Health Releases Mental Health COVID-19 Toolkit

Mental Health Toolkit

Linn County Public Health and community partners emphasize the importance of prioritizing your mental health and staying connected with the release of a mental health toolkit. The toolkit is another in a series of several toolkits created to distribute in...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Linn County Public Health Releases Multi-Lingual COVID-19 Toolkit

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A multi-lingual toolkit, recently released to community partners and available for viewing at LinnCounty.org/MultilingualResources, is the first in a series of several toolkits created to distribute in response to COVID-19.

A multi-lingual toolkit has been...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Linn County Reminds Residents Social Distancing is Important Outdoors, Too

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Linn County Public Health thanks all residents that are following social distancing guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  As the weather becomes nicer and Iowans begin spending more time outside, it’s important to follow t...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Linn County Community Rating Service Class Improves, Increases Floodplain Insurance Discount

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Linn County’s Community Rating Service (CRS) class has improved from a class 8 to a class 7, increasing the floodplain insurance discount available to residents within unincorporated Linn County. This class change will go into effect May 1, 2020...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Linn and Johnson County Auditors’ Offices Sign Mutual Aid Agreement for Elections

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The Linn County Auditor’s Office and the Johnson County Auditor’s Office have signed a mutual aid agreement to support each other in the event either County’s election operations are degraded due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Linn County Public Health Enhances COVID-19 Mapping Database

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Linn County Public Health has added additional information to its coronavirus response webpage, LinnCounty.org/COVID-19. This page provides the community the most accurate and updated information on COVID-19 in Linn County. This webpage includes a case co...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Linn County COVID-19 Infection Data as of April 23, 2020

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During the April 23, 2020 COVID-19 press conference, Linn County Public Health presented two graphs that showed COVID-19 infection data in Linn County through 10 a.m. on April 23. The first graph showed the number of positive coronavirus cases in Linn Cou...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Linn County Correctional Center Deputy Sheriff Tests Positive for COVID-19 Virus

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On Sunday, April 19, 2020, we learned that a deputy sheriff assigned to the Linn County Correctional Center tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.  The deputy last worked during the evening shift on Thursday, April 16th.  He arrived to ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Linn County Board of Health Releases Letter to Community Regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – On April 8, 2020, the Linn County Board of Health approved a letter (PDF) to the community regarding recommended actions to stop the spread of COVID-19.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit:

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Improvement Project Underway on County Home Road

County Home Road Improvement Project

Update 4/27/20: County Home Road is now closed to through traffic between Gilmore Road and Highway 13. Only local traffic, those who live within the area, are allowed to enter the work zone. 

Update 4/17/20: The start date for this projec...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Linn County

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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today notified Linn County officials of the first death of a Linn County resident associated with COVID-19. The 61-80 year old male had underlying health conditions.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Linn County Adopts Temporary Employment Policy to Minimize Impact to County Services

Linn County Adopts Temporary Employment Policy

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has adopted a temporary employment policy for Linn County employees in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The policy will help ensure the health and safety of Linn County employees while providing f...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Linn County

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Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is closely monitoring the spread of coronavirus and has announced the first laboratory diagnosed case of COVID-19 in Linn County at a news conference Saturday morning. The individual is receiving appropriate medical care. ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Linn County Prepares for COVID-19

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Linn County is taking steps to prepare for the potential of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Linn County. Currently, there are no cases of COVID-19 in Linn County. However, Linn County is following the recommendation of Public Health officials to ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Linn County Public Health Encourages Communities to Prepare for Potential COVID-19 Cases

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LINN COUNTY, IA – The first COVID-19 cases in Iowa were announced this week, which has resulted in increasing awareness and preparation for the potential spread of COVID-19 to Linn County communities. Linn County Public Health (LCPH) continues t...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Linn County Conservation Board Unveils Strategic Plan

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The Linn County Conservation Board has unveiled an updated strategic plan, a framework to further conserve natural resources while promoting the health and welfare of the people and ecosystems of Linn County. 

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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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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) launches Wings2Water

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 LINN COUNTY, IA  October 16- Wings2Water, a fundraising platform for water quality projects in Linn and Johnson Counties, has officially launched providing a way for anyone to help contribute to regional water quality improvement projec...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Linn County Conservation presented with 2019 Excellence in Action award from ISAC

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The Linn County 1,000 Acres Pollinator Initiative is a recipient of the 2019 Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) Excellence in Action Award. The Excellence in Action Award Program is a competitive awards program that seeks to recognize innovative co...

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