Planning & Development Permit Search

How it Works
Linn County now has a planning and development web search with the the ability to view permit information in the unincorporated areas of Linn County, or the cities that contract with Linn County for permitting services. 

Once on the site, click on "Linn County P&D Permit Search" in the left column.

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, thank you.

Here is a link to a "How to" Permit Search document.
Permit Prefixes - Unincorporated Linn County
  • PB - Building Permits
  • PD - Demolition Permit
  • PE - Electrical Permits
  • PF - Flood Plain

Enforcement Prefixes - Unincorporated Linn County

  • EN - Enforcement



  • PM - Mechanical Permits
  • PP - Plumbing Permits
  • PZ - Zoning Permits
Projects Prefixes - Unincorporated Linn County
  • JAC - Major Add / Alter Com
  • JAR - Major Add / Alter Res
  • JNCN - New Commercial
  • JND - New Dwelling
  • JLE - (LESA) - Land Evaluation Site Assessment

Project Prefixes - Cities We Contract With
  • JEL - Ely
  • JFX - Fairfax
  • JLBN - Lisbon
  • JMV - Mount Vernon
  • JPLO - Palo
  • Permits - Cities We Contract With
    • PZPAL - Palo Zoning Permit

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 Parcel Split
  • JF - Major Plat
  • JM - Major Site Plan
  • JMBC - Minor Boundary Change
  • JF - Minor Plat
  • JA - Ordinance Amendment