Civil Division

Due to COVID-19, effective Tuesday, March 23, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office will be closed to the public, but we will continue to conduct business during our normal business hours via telephone, email and our website.

Operating under the assumption that Governor Reynolds will not be extending her emergency proclamations halting most foreclosure sales and evictions, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office is planning to resume these court-ordered processes on Wednesday, May 27th. To ensure social distancing, foreclosure sales will be held outside our front entrance, which is located at 310 2nd Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids.

Civil processes can still be mailed to: Linn County Sheriff’s Office, 310 2nd Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

For legal document services that require immediate assistance or questions regarding service by our Civil Division, please call 319-892-6240.

The Civil Division is responsible for serving various legal notices, including original notices, subpoenas, garnishments, writs, domestic no contact orders, restraining orders, and court orders to citizens throughout Linn County. Condemnation and sheriff sales are also part of the Civil duties. By the service of these notices, the Civil division acts as an extension of the court services.

All notices for service by the Sheriff’s Office must to be mailed or hand-delivered, we will not accept any notices for service through email.