Planning & Development Permit Application & Search

Permit Application & Permit Search

Licensed contractors and homeowners can apply for electrical, plumbing & mechanical permits online planning and development permit application. Verify you are on Linn County's municipality.

If you do not have an account, you will need your web pin to create one. Contact our office at 319-892-5130 for questions or to obtain your web pin. Linn County has a planning and development web search with the ability to view permit & inspection information in the unincorporated areas of Linn County or the cities that contract with Linn County for permitting services.

Verify you are searching the municipality of Linn County.

Choose how you would like to search – by permit number or prefix, owner name, address, or parcel number (GPN). For example, if you enter only "PB" under permits it will bring up all building permits, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact Planning and Development at 319-892-5130 for assistance.

Permit Prefixes - Unincorporated Linn County

  • PB - Building Permits
  • PD - Demolition Permit
  • PE - Electrical Permits
  • PF - Flood Plain

Enforcement Prefixes - Unincorporated Linn County

  • EN - Enforcement

Projects Prefixes - Unincorporated Linn County

  • JAC - Major Add / Alter Com
  • JAR - Major Add / Alter Res
  • JNC - New Commercial
  • JND - New Dwelling
  • JLE - (LESA) - Land Evaluation Site Assessment

Project Prefixes - Cities We Contract With

  • JCP - Center Point
  • JLBN - Lisbon
  • JMV - Mount Vernon


  • PM - Mechanical Permits
  • PP - Plumbing Permits
  • PZ - Zoning Permits

PZE Process Prefixes - for Zoning Cases

  • JAE - Agricultural Exemptions
  • JAP - Appeal of Administrator's Decision
  • JC - Conditional Use
  • JA - Land Use Map Amendment
  • JLPS - Land Preservation Parcel Split
  • JF - Major Plat
  • JM - Major Site Plan
  • JMBC - Minor Boundary Change
  • JF - Minor Plat
  • JA - Ordinance Amendment
  • JPS - Residential Parcel Split
  • JR - Rezoning