Aging and Disabilities Resource Center

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1. What kinds of things can I get help with?
2. What agencies does the Aging & Disabililty Resource Center of Linn County work with?
3. What does it cost?
4. What about the agencies providing service?
5. Who makes the decisions about services?
6. Is the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Linn County part of The Heritage Agency on Aging?
7. Who do I call to receive Options Counseling services from the Aging & Disability Resource Center?
8. How do I qualify for Aging & Disability Resource Center services?
9. Why use the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Linn County?
10. What is options counseling?

Applications

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1. Where can I get a work permit for my 14 year old?

Auditor

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1. Where do I register to vote?
2. How do I get an absentee ballot?
3. Do I have to show identification at my polling place?
4. When and where are the election results available?
5. What and when is the Pre-registration Deadline for voting?
6. If I miss the Pre-registration Deadline, can I still vote?
7. Are there maps of the Supervisor Districts?
8. Do you have maps for other counties in Iowa?
9. How do I get digital maps and parcel information?
10. Where on the Internet can I view aerial photography?
11. How do I find liens and judgments on a piece of property?
12. How can I find out about past taxes?

Board of Supervisors

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1. How do I apply for a Witwer Trust grant?
2. What Board of Supervisor district do I live in?
3. Where do I get a burn permit?
4. What is the number for the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency (formerly Bluestem)?
5. Where is a map of the Board of Supervisors districts?
6. When does the Board of Supervisors meet?
7. How do I apply to serve on a county advisory board or commission?
8. How do items get on the Board of Supervisors' agenda?
9. Where do I get a marriage license?
10. What if I missed my court date?
11. What is the number for the Clerk of Court?
12. Where do I get my driver’s license?
13. Where do I get my license plates?
14. Who do I call about a lost dog or cat?
15. What is the number for the Social Security Office?
16. What is the number for the Extension Service?
17. Where do I get a copy of my birth certificate?

Building

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1. What are the current construction codes for Linn County?
2. How much does a building permit application cost in Linn County Iowa?
3. Is a building permit required for siding, roofing or replacing windows in Linn County?
4. When are inspections required in Linn County and how do I set up an inspection?
5. What are the building inspectors' hours?
6. What permits are required to build a house in Linn County?
7. What is the "farm exemption" and what qualifies for the exemption?

Business Services

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1. What can Options do for my business?
2. How does a business get a quote for work from Options?

Clinic

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1. Where can I get an HIV test?
2. Where can I get tested for sexually transmitted diseases?
3. Where can I get a tetanus shot?
4. Where can I get a physical for school, sports, camp, etc?
5. How can I get a copy of my immunization records?
6. I plan to travel overseas. Should I be concerned about any diseases and do I need any vaccinations?

Election Services

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1. How do I get an absentee ballot?
2. How do I register to vote?
3. How do I find my polling place?
4. How do I find a sample ballot for the current election?
5. Who are my government representatives?
6. Does your office have precinct maps?
7. What is the pre-registration deadline to register to vote?
8. How do I determine my residence for voter registration purposes?
9. I've lost my voter registration card. How do I get it replaced?
10. If I am already registered to vote, do I have to register again before each election?
11. I am retired and spend time at my vacation home during the winters. Can I still vote in Linn County?
12. I am a student at a college outside of Linn County. Can I still vote in Linn County?
13. Can someone with the power of attorney sign a voter registration form on a voter's behalf?
14. Do I have to vote according to the party affiliation on my voter registration?
15. Is my voter registration record information considered public information?
16. Can the status of my voter registration change?
17. What is the last day I can request an absentee ballot to be mailed to me?
18. Do I need to get my request for an absentee ballot notarized or witnessed?
19. Can someone with the power of attorney request an absentee ballot on a voter's behalf?
20. Does Iowa have permanent absentee voting?
21. If I need assistance while voting my absentee ballot, can someone assist me?
22. What can I do if I make a mistake when voting my ballot?
23. What should I do if I requested an absentee ballot but I have not received it?
24. What can I do if I lost or damaged my absentee ballot?
25. If a voter casts an absentee ballot but dies before Election Day, is the ballot counted?
26. I've heard that absentee ballots are only counted if they will affect the outcome of the election. Is this true?
27. If I miss the Pre-registration Deadline, can I still vote?
28. Can I use the Election Day Registration process at your office and then go to the polls on Election Day?
29. Can I use the Election Day Registration process at your office and have an absentee ballot be mailed to me?
30. Can I use the Election Day Registration process and vote at your office?
31. How do I change my address before an election?
32. What types of elections are held in Linn County?
33. Is the Linn County Elections Office responsible for the caucus?
34. Why can’t I vote in a Primary Election if I am an Independent or No Party?
35. Does Linn County have instant runoff elections?
36. Does Linn County have recall elections?

Engineering & Secondary Road Department

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1. How do I know what maintenance district or Board of Supervisor district I am in?
2. Who do I make my check payable to?
3. Do you accept credit or debit cards?
4. How do I obtain a 911 address?
5. What do I do if my blue and white 911 sign is damaged or stolen?

Engineering & Secondary Road Department - Construction

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1. Will vehicle access be available at all times during the concrete paving project?
2. If access is not available at times throughout the project, how are emergency situations handled?
3. How are various services such as mail delivery, garbage pick-up, and bus stops handled during the project?
4. How will my driveway be adjusted to match the proposed concrete overlay?
5. Recently I have seen County crews extending entrance culverts and flattening slopes on driveways and field entrances. How does the County choose which drives to do?
6. How can I receive regular project updates and other project details?

Engineering & Secondary Road Department - Dust Control

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1. What type of dust control is available?
2. When is the sign-up period for dust control?
3. If the oil on my road is still good, can I keep it?
4. Is the retain permit refundable if my oil or seal coat can not be retained?
5. I rent a house on a county road and would like to put dust control down. Can I put dust control down even if I don't own the property?
6. I want to put dust control in front of my property but it will also be in front of a neighbor's house. Can I do that?
7. Will my dust control still be effective after they blade the road?
8. Does the County fill gaps between dust control areas?

Engineering & Secondary Road Department - Maintenance

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1. How do I know what maintenance district I am in?

Engineering & Secondary Road Department - Permits

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1. Do I need a permit to widen my driveway?
2. Can I put in a second driveway?
3. I am building a new house. There is a driveway already there but it is for a field. I want to use the same driveway. Is that possible?

Engineering & Secondary Road Department - Winter Weather

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1. When will my road be plowed?
2. The post office will not deliver my mail because of the snow in front of my mailbox. Will the County be out to remove this snow?
3. What are your hours of operation for winter snow removal?
4. Do you sand and salt gravel roads?
5. Why did the snow plow push snow beyond the edge of the road?
6. My mailbox was destroyed by your plow. Are you going to replace it?

General Assistance

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1. How do I enroll for veteran affair medical benefits?

Historic Preservation

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1. When does the Historic Preservation Commission meet?
2. Who is eligible for a county Historic Preservation grant?

Home & Garden

Home Health

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1. How do I qualify for home health programs?
2. What is the cost for services?

Human Resources

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1. If I submit a resume, will your office contact me when a job becomes available that I am qualified for?
2. How can I apply for County jobs?
3. What is the current minimum wage?
4. Where can I apply for City jobs?
5. I think I was fired from my job because of my age. Whom do I call to file a complaint?
6. Where can I get a work permit for my 14 year old?
7. How can I find out about County jobs?
8. Where do I file for unemployment benefits?
9. What is the contact information for the Department of Human Services (DHS)?

Juvenile Detention and Diversion Services

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1. What age are your residents?
2. My child is out of control, can I bring him/her to detention for the night?
3. Do you house boys and girls?
4. What are your visiting policies?
5. Can I call a resident of the detention center?
6. How long does a youth stay in detention?
7. How are youth placed in the community based programs?
8. Do you have home visits?
9. How do I get a job at the detention center or in one of the community based programs?

LIFTS

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1. How do I make a reservation to ride LIFTS?

LIFTS - ADA

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1. What is an ADA rider?

Linn County General Assistance

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1. What is United Way 211?

Mapping / GIS

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1. Where do I get a map of a property in Linn County?

Mental Health & Development Disability Services

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1. I am with someone who is having a mental health emergency. What do I do?
2. How do I apply for Social Security income?
3. How do I apply for foodstamps?

Parks & Recreation

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1. I registered my child for a day camp, can I cancel it?

Planning and Development

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1. How do I find out who owns a certain property in Linn County?
2. What is the "farm exemption" and what qualifies for the exemption?
3. Does the office of Linn County Planning and Development accept public speaking engagements?
4. How do I contact area City building and zonings departments?
5. Where can I get septic and well permits for construction in Linn County?
6. Where do I get a burning permit for Linn County?
7. What are the hours of the Linn County Planning & Development Office?
8. Where is the office of Linn County Planning & Development located?
9. Where do I find important dates for Linn County Planning and Development?
10. What utilities are available in my area?
11. Can I build a garage or shed on my property in rural Linn County?
12. Who do I call about drainage issues?
13. Who do I ask about my subdivision convenants?
14. What are the regulations for putting a mobile or manufactured home on my property in rural Linn County?
15. Can I view aerial photos of Linn County on the internet?
16. Where do I go to get an address for my property?
17. What is a certain property or area designated on Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map?
18. Is there a deadline for submitting my application for next month's agenda?

Property Tax Credits

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1. What is the Family Farm Credit (State Code of Iowa 425A) and how do I qualify?

Public Health

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1. What can I do to protect myself from mosquitoes and the West Nile Virus?
2. Where do I get information on OSHA-type worker safety rules?

Public Health - Emergency Preparedness

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1. What is the Linn County Special Needs Registry?
2. Can I volunteer to help prepare Linn County against emergencies posed by natural and man-made disasters?

Public Health - Environmental Services

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1. I am selling my home that has a septic system and a well. A lending company says I need to have them checked. What do I do?
2. My business needs to install equipment that requires venting. Do I need a permit for my air exhaust?
3. How would my child become lead poisoned?
4. Where can I get the 8-hour Lead Safe Renovation, Remodeling & Painting training?
5. What is radon?
6. Where can radon test kits be purchased?
7. Can new homes be built to lessen the entry of radon into the home?
8. Can my work, home or school be inspected for indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns?
9. Why can I not burn my leaves and garden material when I live in Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha or Marion?
10. Where can I get my child tested for lead poisoning

Real Estate

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1. Where do I file for homestead and military tax credits?

Recorder's Office - Military Discharge Records

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1. Are militiary discharge records made available to the general public?
2. Is there a fee to record military discharge records or to get certified copies of them?

Recorder's Office - Passports

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1. When are hunting / fishing licenses available for sale?
2. Does the Recorder's Office take passport photos?
3. What documents are required for a passport?
4. When can a passport be renewed? What is the process?
5. Do I need to call ahead to make an appointment?

Recorder's Office - Real Estate Records

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1. Are abstracts recorded or stored in the Recorder's Office?
2. Does the Recorder's Office keep original documents?
3. How do I add or remove a name from my property?
4. Are wills recorded in the Recorder's Office?
5. What is the current real estate transfer tax for real estate sales?

Recorder's Office - Vital Statistics (Birth, Death & Marriage)

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1. Are divorce records located in the Recorder's Office?
2. Can the Recorder's Office verify information via telephone regarding birth, death and/or marriage records ?
3. Is there a process to register as an officiant to perform marriages in Iowa?
4. Is there a list of judges who perform marriages in Linn County?
5. What is the fee for a certified copy of a birth, death or marriage record?
6. Where do I get a marriage license?
7. Where do I get a copy of my birth certificate?
8. Once we pick up our license to marry, how long is it valid?
9. If I need a certified copy of a vital record from another county, where do I apply?

Risk Management

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1. How do I get a fireworks permit application?

Sheriff's Office-Civil Division

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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?

Sheriff's Office-Correctional Center

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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?

Sheriff's Office-Criminal Division

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1. How can I get a copy of a photograph from an accident report?
2. How much does it cost to get a copy of an accident or criminal report?
3. When does the Linn County Sheriff's Office do fingerprinting? What does it cost?
4. How can a person find out if an individual is on the Sex Offender Registry?

Sheriff's Office-Financial Division

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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?

Sheriff's Office-General Services Division

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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?

Sheriff's Office-Gun Permits

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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 new Iowa professional or nonprofessional permit to carry weapons?
7. For a Non-Professional Permit to Carry Weapons, What defines a NEW APPLICATION and a RENEWAL APPLICATION?

Sheriff's Office-Patrol Division

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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?

Sheriff's Office-Sex Offender Registry

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

Treasurer - Property Tax

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1. When are my taxes due?
2. When do I receive a property tax statement?

Veteran Affairs

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1. How can I contact Veteran Affairs?
2. How do I qualify for the veteran affairs relief program?
3. How do I enroll for VA medical benefits?
4. Does the Department of Veteran Affairs have 24-hour crisis line?
5. How do I get a ride to the Iowa City VA Hospital
6. How do I get Veterans designation on Drivers License?

Witwer Trust Grant Program

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1. What is the Witwer Trust Grant Program?

Zoning

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1. What permits are required to build a house in Linn County?
2. What is the "farm exemption" and what qualifies for the exemption?
3. Is there a deadline for submitting my application for next month's agenda?
4. Where do I obtain agendas for Linn County zoning meetings?
5. How do I find out what the current zoning is for a certain property in Linn County?
6. Can I operate a business from my home in Linn County?
7. What are the required lot sizes and setbacks?
8. What is the status of my Linn County zoning case?
9. My property is subject to deed restrictions (covenants). What are they and does Linn County enforce them?
10. What do I need to do to divide my property in rural Linn County?
11. Can I sell the original farmhouse from the farm?