Planning & Development
The public health of our community is of the utmost importance that is why the Planning & Development department is currently closed to the public. However, it is important that we maintain a high level of service while keeping staff and customers safe. As always, you may contact our office at 319-892-5130 Monday – Friday. Phones will be answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the building closure.
We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time and we thank all of Linn County for your continued support.
Additional information regarding the Building Division services offered during this time can be found here.
Additional information regarding Zoning Division services offered during this time can be found here.
Linn County Planning & Development is responsible for providing fair, consistent and objective administration of zoning and building regulations for the unincorporated areas of Linn County and cities that contract with the department. The Planning & Development Department is also responsible for balancing the needs of the customers and the public through building safety and the wise use of land and environmental resources.
Divisions & Core Functions
The Planning & Development Department has two divisions with the following core functions:
- Development applications
- Land use and development review
Boards and Commissions
Planning & Development staff provides support to the following Linn County Boards and Commissions:
- Board of Adjustment
- Building Board of Appeals
- Electrical Board of Appeals
- Food Systems Council
- Historic Preservation Commission
- Mechanical Board of Appeals
- Planning and Zoning Commission
- Plumbing Board of Appeals
- Technical Review Committee
The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill three voluntary appointments on the Planning & Zoning Commission and two voluntary appointments on the Board of Adjustment. Read on...
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. Read on...