Planning & Development

Divisions & Core Functions

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.

The Planning & Development Department has two divisions with the following core functions:

Building Division

Planning & Zoning Division

Boards and Commissions

Planning & Development staff provides support to the following Linn County Boards and Commissions:

  1. Linn County Hosting Informational Meeting on Permitting Process for Utility-Scale Solar Projects

    The dial-in and web login for the GoToMeeting has been updated to allow for more virtual attendees. Read on...
  2. Waiver for Building Department Permit Fees Extended for Derecho-Damaged Structures

    The Linn County Board of Supervisors today signed a resolution extending the waiver of building department permit fees through August 10, 2021. Read on...
  3. Linn County Board of Supervisors Amends the Unified Development Code to Allow Small Animals

    The Linn County Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to the Unified Development Code. The significant change in the amendment involves small animal allowances in rural residential zoning districts. Read on...
  4. Linn and Johnson Counties Join Together to Launch Solar Group Buy

    Attend online, free one-hour solar Power Hours to learn about solar and the volume purchasing, and sign up for free quotes and site assessments. Read on...
  5. Linn County Welcomes New Planning & Development Director, Honors Long-Time Outgoing Director

    Les Beck will retire after 20 years; Charlie Nichols to succeed Beck. Read on...
  6. Linn County Announces Changes to Unified Development Code and Building Division Service Area

    The Linn County Planning and Development Department announces updates to the Unified Development Code and building division service areas. Read on...
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