The public health of our community is of the utmost importance that is why the Purchasing 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 319-892-5020 Monday – Friday. Phones will be answered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 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.
The Linn County Purchasing Department handles the procurement of goods and services for the County. The goal of the Purchasing Department is to ensure that the County receives the best products and services at the lowest possible price by:
Providing consistent, cost-effective and timely procurement support to all County departments and autonomous boards
Encouraging an environment of equal opportunity, fairness, honesty and integrity with our customers and suppliers, while adhering to applicable laws
Ensuring a good return on investment of the tax dollar
The Purchasing Department is responsible for the operation of the County's mailroom. The mailroom processes all incoming and outgoing mail for all departments located at the Public Service Center. The mailroom offers all County locations increased access between departments via an inter-department courier route.
In an effort to improve cooperation between governmental agencies and reduce tax payer expenses, the Linn County mailroom also process all outgoing mail for the City of Cedar Rapids. County and city mail are combined and processed at a reduced presort rate.