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1. Do I have to pay the full amount of my bid the day I purchase?
2. Can I enter the residence I plan to purchase?
3. Does the sheriff have keys to the residence?
4. How do I pay for a purchase at a sheriff’s sale?
5. What happens if I am the highest bidder and change my mind about buying the property?
6. How does the bidding start?
7. If I purchase at a sheriff’s sale, who is responsible for back property taxes?
8. If I purchase and there is a redemption period, when do I get a sheriff’s deed?
9. What does redemption period mean?
10. If I purchase and there is a redemption period, can I enter the property before the redemption period is up?
11. When I get a sheriff’s deed, what do I do next?
12. If I get a sheriff’s deed and there are people living there, how do I get them out? Do I have to go through the eviction process?
13. What is the difference between a Special Execution and a General Execution?
14. If I purchase at a sheriff’s sale, what names(s) and how should I have them typed on the sheriff’s deed or certificate of purchase?
15. Can the Sheriff’s Office recommend an attorney?
16. If I purchase property at a sheriff’s sale, do I get clear title?

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1. How do I schedule my jail time?
2. Where is the Linn County Correctional Center located?
3. Will a warrant be issued if scheduled late?
4. What am I to do if I can't surrender at the scheduled time?
5. If I missed my scheduled surrender date, what should I do?
6. If I'm coming into the Linn County Correctional Center to serve time, what can I bring with me?
7. How do I send mail to an inmate in the Linn County Correctional Center?
8. What is restricted in the visitation area?
9. What time is visiting hours at the jail?
10. What type of identification do I need to visit an inmate?
11. When are the inmates allowed to use the telephones?
12. Can I bring clothing in for an inmate?
13. Can I bring money in to the inmates so they can purchase commissary items?
14. How do I set up a pre-paid phone account so I can receive calls from inmates at the Linn County Correctional Center?
15. How do I have my phone number blocked so I don't receive phone calls from inmates at the Linn County Correctional Center?
16. Why will the Correctional Center phone system not allow an inmate to call my phone number?
17. How can one pay for Room and Board?
18. If an inmate has a death in the family or other family emergency, how do they go about getting released from the Linn County Correctional Center?
19. If I owe fines, room and board money, or have a question about a garnishment, who do I contact to make a payment or payment arrangements?
20. Why charge for room and board?
21. What is a Room and Board fee?

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1. How much does it cost to get a copy of an accident or criminal report?
2. When does the Linn County Sheriff's Office do fingerprinting? What does it cost?

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1. Can I pay my payment plan for court fines or room and board on-line?
2. If I owe court fines or room and board, what should I do?
3. Does the Sheriff's Office collect past due court fines?
4. If I pay extra on my monthly payment plan does that carryforward to future months?
5. Will I need my registration released by the Sheriff's Office every year?
6. What if my monthly payment obligation is late?
7. What happens if I entered into a Driver's License Payment Plan and failed to make monthly payments?
8. As a concerned taxpayer, what can I do to help?
9. Why would the Sheriff's Office accept the court fine collection responsibility?
10. Why have a Financial Division?
11. How can I find out what I owe in court debt?

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1. What is involved in the hiring process for Deputy Sheriff?
2. When is the testing held for new deputies for the Linn County Sheriff's Office?
3. How many deputies are hired each year?
4. How do I find out when the hiring process is about to begin?
5. Where can I pick up an application form for the Deputy Sheriff position?
6. What documents do I need to bring to the testing site?
7. How soon will I know if I passed the Civil Service tests?
8. How soon will I interview with the Sheriff for a Deputy position?
9. How soon will I know if I've been selected and offered a job?
10. What are the requirements for the position of Deputy Sheriff?

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1. When can I apply for a weapon permit (permit to acquire and/or permit to carry)?
2. Who is eligible for a permit to carry weapons?
3. What identification is required to get a permit to acquire a handgun?
4. Does an individual need to register their handgun(s) in the state of Iowa?
5. What does a person need to get a permit to carry a weapon (non-professional or professional)?
6. What are the training requirements for a Non-Professional permit to carry weapons?

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1. How do I report a crime or a traffic accident?
2. What are the Patrol Division's hours of operation?
3. Can I make a report over the telephone or does a deputy need to come to my house?

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1. How can I find out if an individual is on the Sex Offender Registry?