Posted on: September 24, 2016

Linn County Board of Supervisors approve resolution declaring state of emergency

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a resolution declaring a state of emergency in Linn County. This declaration will allow Linn County to take the following actions:

• Expenditure of emergency funds from all available resou...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

Linn County flood preparations: Update 9/23

In preparation of the expected crest of the Cedar River at 25.3 feet on Monday, Linn County announces the closure of the following county buildings to the public effective Monday, Sept. 26 until further notice:

• Linn County Courthouse on May’s Island ...Read on...

Online Property Tax Payments - IowaTaxAndTags.gov
Posted on: September 23, 2016

Sandbags available for Linn County residents starting at 6pm Sept. 23

Linn County will have sandbagging material available free of charge to Linn County residents by 6 p.m. today at the Linn County Engineers Office, 1888 County Home Road, Marion. Residents are asked to bring their own shovels.

Residents who need voluntee...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Linn County flood preparations underway

In preparation of the expected crest of the Cedar River on Monday and Waspipinicon River on Tuesday (based on current models), Linn County is taking steps to be prepared.

The Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting tomorrow, Sept. 23 at noon ...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

Linn County Supervisors Approve Minimum Wage Increase

LINN COUNTY, IA – September 12, 2016 – The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved the third and final consideration of an ordinance increasing the minimum wage in Linn County. The supervisors approved the ordinance by a 4-1 margin.
The approved ...Read on...

Read the Ordinance here...
Posted on: August 31, 2016

Ballot language approved for Nov. 8 referendum on the size of the Board of Supervisors

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved the ballot language that will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot regarding the number of members on the Board of Supervisors.

The approved ballot language will read:

“Shall the following public measure be...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Linn County awards economic development funds to four Main Street Iowa communities

Four Linn County designated Main Street Communities will be receiving $50,000 in economic development support from Linn County, the Linn County Board of Supervisors announced today.

Central City Mainstreet, Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street Distri...Read on...

Main Street Iowa website...
Posted on: August 17, 2016

Linn County Board of Supervisors awards $140,000 in economic development funding

On August 17, 2016, the Linn County Board of Supervisors awarded $140,000 in economic development funding to 11 Linn County organizations.

The Linn County Economic Development Fund was established following the 2008 flood to foster and support economi...Read on...

More information...
Posted on: August 10, 2016

Board of Supervisors put Conservation bond referendum on Nov. 8 ballot

On August 10, 2016, the Linn County Board of Supervisors approved a request by the Linn County Conservation Board to put on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot a $40 million, 20-year general obligation bond referendum to fund water quality and land protection, park i...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 3, 2016

Linn County receives financial reporting award for 18th consecutive year

Award Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting

Linn County recently earned the Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. This is the 18th consecutive year Linn County has received this aw...Read on...

Read the annual report...
Posted on: July 22, 2016

Supervisor 101: An inside look at the Board of Supervisors

Amy Johnson

Linn County Supervisor Amy Johnson is chronicling her six-month appointment to the Linn County Board of Supervisors through a blog on the Linn County website.

In her latest blog post, she describes the role and work of the Board of Supervisors, discus...Read on...

Read blog post...
Posted on: July 15, 2016

Linn County Supervisors to put county governance issue on November ballot

The Linn County Board of Supervisors on July 11 voted to put on the November 2016 ballot a referendum allowing voters to decide whether Linn County’s form of government, which changed from three at-large supervisors to five supervisors by district in 2007...Read on...

Resolution...
Posted on: July 1, 2016

Fiscal Year 2017 budget begins July 1

Linn County’s FY17 budget, which begins July 1, 2016 and runs through June 30, 2017, is available on Linn County’s website.

The budget document contains detailed information, including:

• the process Linn County uses to create the budget through a ...Read on...

Read the FY17 Budget Document...
Posted on: June 28, 2016

Linn County supports local preservation efforts by awarding grants to nine non-profits

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $25,827 from the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program to nine non-profit organizations in Linn County. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive process.

“We are proud to supp...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 28, 2016

Supervisor Amy Johnson announces blog

Amy Johnson

Linn County Supervisor Amy Johnson announced today she will chronicle her six-month appointment to the Linn County Board of Supervisors through a new blog on the Linn County website.

“I am simply amazed by the vast amount of work done by county supervi...Read on...

Read blog post...
Posted on: May 13, 2016

Linn County receives financial reporting award for 27th consecutive year

CAFR Award Certificate

Linn County was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for the County’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for...Read on...

FY15 CAFR...
Posted on: May 4, 2016

Linn County selects OPN to design Public Health and Child Development building

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has selected OPN to provide architectural services for the new building that will house the Linn County Public Health Department and Linn County Child &Youth Development Services. OPN was one of seven architectural...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Amy Johnson sworn in as District 2 Linn County Supervisor

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson was sworn in as the District 2 Linn County Supervisor this morning Monday, May 2.

Johnson was appointed to the Linn County Board of Supervisors on April 22 by a special committee of county officers to fill the vacancy created when Superviso...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Linn County elected officials presented State of the County Address

Supervisor Rogers delivers 2016 State of the County address

Linn County Supervisor Ben Rogers gave the main address at today’s 11th annual State of the County luncheon at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids during National County Government Month.

New this year, Linn County’s other elected officials al...Read on...

Supervisor Rogers' State of the County Address.
Posted on: March 8, 2016

Linn County approves fiscal year 2017 budget with no increase in tax levy

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2017 budget of $107.6 million with no change in the countywide tax rate and a $0.05 decrease in the rural tax rate. The countywide levy rate for FY17 will be $6.14 p...Read on...

Linn County FY17 Budget Presentation
Posted on: January 7, 2016

Linn County flag flown in combat returns to Linn County

Linn County flag

On Jan. 6, Linn County Auditor Joel D. Miller presented a Linn County flag to the Linn County Board of Supervisors which had been flown on a combat sortie in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The flag was carried aloft by an F-16 pilot in November of...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

Linn County issues FY15 annual report

FY15 Popular Annual Financial Report cover

Linn County’s fiscal year 2015 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) was issued today and is now available on Linn County’s website at www.linncounty.org. The report provides citizens with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent.

W...Read on...

FY15 Popular Annual Financial Report
Posted on: October 28, 2015

Linn County announces new five-year strategic plan

Linn County has completed a new strategic plan that will guide the work of the County over the next five fiscal years (2017-2021). The plan identifies three strategic goals each with its own set of five objectives that will become Linn County’s primary fo...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Iowa Co Attorneys Assoc

Jerry Vander Sanden

Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden is the new Secretary/Treasurer of the Iowa County Attorneys Association (ICAA). He was elected to the one year term by his peers at the Fall Conference of the ICAA held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, November 8-11, 2015.
...Read on...

The Iowa County Attorneys Association website...
Posted on: December 2, 2015

Kelly Kaufman honored with Kathleen Opdebeeck Award

Kelly Kaufman

The St. Luke’s Child Protection Center presented Kelly Kaufman, an Assistant Linn County Attorney in the Juvenile Division, with the Kathleen Opdebeeck Award on October 15, 2015 at their annual conference in Cedar Rapids. This esteemed award was establis...Read on...


Posted on: July 13, 2016

Linn County Auditor Mailing Voter ID Cards and General Election Information to Registered Voters

Registered voters of Linn County will soon receive a new voter ID card in the mail along with important information about the upcoming General Election. The Auditor’s Office initiated this practice before the 2014 Gubernatorial General Election and decide...Read on...

Mailer with General Election Information...
Posted on: January 7, 2016

Linn County flag flown in combat returns to Linn County

Linn County flag

On Jan. 6, Linn County Auditor Joel D. Miller presented a Linn County flag to the Linn County Board of Supervisors which had been flown on a combat sortie in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The flag was carried aloft by an F-16 pilot in November of...Read on...


Posted on: August 10, 2016

Board of Supervisors put Conservation bond referendum on Nov. 8 ballot

On August 10, 2016, the Linn County Board of Supervisors approved a request by the Linn County Conservation Board to put on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot a $40 million, 20-year general obligation bond referendum to fund water quality and land protection, park i...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 4, 2016

Cedar Valley Nature Trail closing Aug 8 from Schultz Road to Center Point for hard surfacing project

CVT 2013.jpg

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail will be closed to the public from Schultz Road north to Iowa Street in Center Point starting Monday, August 8th for construction of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail Phase 4 Paving Project. The contractor, Vieth Construction, wi...More information at http://www.LinnCountyParks.com

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

Let's go Camping!

Camping in Linn County

Linn County Conservation campgrounds are now open for the 2016 recreation season. Whether you have been anxious to reconnect with nature this Spring, get away from the hustle and bustle, or spend some quality time with friends and family, Linn County Co...Read on...

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Posted on: March 30, 2016

the Oak Hickory, Linn County Conservation Newsletter

Oak Hickory April 2016

Click on the link below for the latest newsletter, or visit us at www.LinnCountyParks.Com

Click here for the latest conservation Newsletter

Posted on: July 13, 2016

Linn County Auditor Mailing Voter ID Cards and General Election Information to Registered Voters

Registered voters of Linn County will soon receive a new voter ID card in the mail along with important information about the upcoming General Election. The Auditor’s Office initiated this practice before the 2014 Gubernatorial General Election and decide...Read on...

Mailer with General Election Information...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Sandbags available for Linn County residents starting at 6pm Sept. 23

Linn County will have sandbagging material available free of charge to Linn County residents by 6 p.m. today at the Linn County Engineers Office, 1888 County Home Road, Marion. Residents are asked to bring their own shovels.

Residents who need voluntee...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Used Equipment to be Sold on Public Surplus

Linn County is selling used equipment on an online auction site Public Surplus (www.publicsurplus.com). The auction will start on Tuesday September 20, 2016 and run for 14 days. The following pieces of equipment will be sold.

1990 Bomag BW12R Pneumatic...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Covington Road & F Ave Closed at the Rogers Road and Stoney Point Road Intersection

Covington Road/F Avenue NW is scheduled to be closed to all traffic at the Stoney Point Road NW and Rogers Road NW intersection on Monday September 19, 2016 at 9:00am. The intersection will be closed approximately 3-4 weeks for a concrete overlay. Traffic...Read on...

Press Release
Posted on: August 23, 2016

Signs not allowed in county right-of-way

With campaign season underway, the Linn County Secondary Road Department reminds the public that placement of objects, including campaign signs, within a county right-of-way is prohibited. Signs in the right-of-way can pose hazards for drivers, such as vi...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2016

Twin Knolls Subdivision Seal Coat Project

Various roads in the Twin Knolls subdivision will receive a seal coat and asphalt emulsion dust control this fall. To see a map of the area to receive the seal coat, click on the Map link.

Map
Posted on: July 5, 2016

Linn County announces one-stop permit process for new home construction

Linn County announces a new one-stop permitting process for new home construction in unincorporated Linn County that will save time for residents and contractors. The new process reduces the number of departments an applicant has to visit from three to on...Read on...

NewHome1StopShop...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Linn County receives financial reporting award for 18th consecutive year

Award Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting

Linn County recently earned the Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. This is the 18th consecutive year Linn County has received this aw...Read on...

Read the annual report...
Posted on: July 1, 2016

Fiscal Year 2017 budget begins July 1

Linn County’s FY17 budget, which begins July 1, 2016 and runs through June 30, 2017, is available on Linn County’s website.

The budget document contains detailed information, including:

• the process Linn County uses to create the budget through a ...Read on...

Read the FY17 Budget Document...
Posted on: May 13, 2016

Linn County receives financial reporting award for 27th consecutive year

CAFR Award Certificate

Linn County was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for the County’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for...Read on...

FY15 CAFR...
Posted on: March 8, 2016

Linn County approves fiscal year 2017 budget with no increase in tax levy

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2017 budget of $107.6 million with no change in the countywide tax rate and a $0.05 decrease in the rural tax rate. The countywide levy rate for FY17 will be $6.14 p...Read on...

Linn County FY17 Budget Presentation
Posted on: December 28, 2015

Linn County issues FY15 annual report

FY15 Popular Annual Financial Report cover

Linn County’s fiscal year 2015 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) was issued today and is now available on Linn County’s website at www.linncounty.org. The report provides citizens with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent.

W...Read on...

FY15 Popular Annual Financial Report

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Linn County supports local preservation efforts by awarding grants to nine non-profits

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $25,827 from the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program to nine non-profit organizations in Linn County. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive process.

“We are proud to supp...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 3, 2016

Abbe Creek School Bell Returns

Vintage photo of Abbe Creek School

On Sunday, June 5, 2016, Linn County commemorated the return of the original school bell to the Abbe Creek School Museum along the historic Lincoln Highway.

The bell has been owned privately by the Jim and Mary Gunn family since the 1970s. The celebra...Read on...

Lincoln Highway kiosk info...
Posted on: May 22, 2014

Linn County honors Lincoln Highway with interpretive centers

Lincoln Highway interpretive center at Hasksell Park in Cedar  Rapids

The Linn County Historic Preservation Commission is marking the completion of a series of interpretive centers along the route of the Lincoln Highway through Linn County.

The Linn County Historic Preservation Commission oversaw the creation and instal...Read on...

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Posted on: September 24, 2016

Linn County Board of Supervisors approve resolution declaring state of emergency

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a resolution declaring a state of emergency in Linn County. This declaration will allow Linn County to take the following actions:

• Expenditure of emergency funds from all available resou...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: September 23, 2016

Linn County flood preparations: Update 9/23

In preparation of the expected crest of the Cedar River at 25.3 feet on Monday, Linn County announces the closure of the following county buildings to the public effective Monday, Sept. 26 until further notice:

• Linn County Courthouse on May’s Island ...Read on...

Online Property Tax Payments - IowaTaxAndTags.gov
Posted on: September 23, 2016

Sandbags available for Linn County residents starting at 6pm Sept. 23

Linn County will have sandbagging material available free of charge to Linn County residents by 6 p.m. today at the Linn County Engineers Office, 1888 County Home Road, Marion. Residents are asked to bring their own shovels.

Residents who need voluntee...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Linn County flood preparations underway

In preparation of the expected crest of the Cedar River on Monday and Waspipinicon River on Tuesday (based on current models), Linn County is taking steps to be prepared.

The Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting tomorrow, Sept. 23 at noon ...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

Linn County Supervisors Approve Minimum Wage Increase

LINN COUNTY, IA – September 12, 2016 – The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved the third and final consideration of an ordinance increasing the minimum wage in Linn County. The supervisors approved the ordinance by a 4-1 margin.
The approved ...Read on...

Additional information...
Posted on: August 25, 2016

Property tax statements mailed; due Sept. 30

The semiannual installment of property and mobile home tax statements will be mailed August 26, 2016. Linn County residents and property owners are reminded that the deadline to pay the first half of their property taxes is September 30, 2016. This is the...Read on...

Pay online...
Posted on: August 31, 2016

Ballot language approved for Nov. 8 referendum on the size of the Board of Supervisors

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved the ballot language that will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot regarding the number of members on the Board of Supervisors.

The approved ballot language will read:

“Shall the following public measure be...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Linn County awards economic development funds to four Main Street Iowa communities

Four Linn County designated Main Street Communities will be receiving $50,000 in economic development support from Linn County, the Linn County Board of Supervisors announced today.

Central City Mainstreet, Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street Distri...Read on...

Main Street Iowa website...
Posted on: August 10, 2016

Board of Supervisors put Conservation bond referendum on Nov. 8 ballot

On August 10, 2016, the Linn County Board of Supervisors approved a request by the Linn County Conservation Board to put on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot a $40 million, 20-year general obligation bond referendum to fund water quality and land protection, park i...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 3, 2016

Linn County receives financial reporting award for 18th consecutive year

Award Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting

Linn County recently earned the Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. This is the 18th consecutive year Linn County has received this aw...Read on...

Read the annual report...
Posted on: August 17, 2016

Linn County Board of Supervisors awards $140,000 in economic development funding

On August 17, 2016, the Linn County Board of Supervisors awarded $140,000 in economic development funding to 11 Linn County organizations.

The Linn County Economic Development Fund was established following the 2008 flood to foster and support economi...Read on...

More information...
Posted on: August 23, 2016

Signs not allowed in county right-of-way

With campaign season underway, the Linn County Secondary Road Department reminds the public that placement of objects, including campaign signs, within a county right-of-way is prohibited. Signs in the right-of-way can pose hazards for drivers, such as vi...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Native plantings benefit Linn County roadways

Linn County plants approximately 100-150 acres of native prairie plantings annually along public road rights-of-way through its roadside vegetation program. Many of the projects are part of and funded in part by the Iowa Living Roadways program.

Benefi...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Cedar Valley Nature Trail closing Aug 8 from Schultz Road to Center Point for hard surfacing project

CVT 2013.jpg

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail will be closed to the public from Schultz Road north to Iowa Street in Center Point starting Monday, August 8th for construction of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail Phase 4 Paving Project. The contractor, Vieth Construction, wi...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: July 11, 2016

Another story that restores our faith in human kindness

July 11, 2016

Another story that restores our faith in human kindness

Bear with me on this one folks. So last Saturday evening I did something that I don’t do nearly enough; I uniformed-up and went out on patrol. It’s not that I don’t like to do so...Read on...

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

Linn County Auditor Mailing Voter ID Cards and General Election Information to Registered Voters

Registered voters of Linn County will soon receive a new voter ID card in the mail along with important information about the upcoming General Election. The Auditor’s Office initiated this practice before the 2014 Gubernatorial General Election and decide...Read on...

Mailer with General Election Information...
Posted on: July 15, 2016

Linn County Supervisors to put county governance issue on November ballot

The Linn County Board of Supervisors on July 11 voted to put on the November 2016 ballot a referendum allowing voters to decide whether Linn County’s form of government, which changed from three at-large supervisors to five supervisors by district in 2007...Read on...

Resolution...
Posted on: July 5, 2016

Linn County announces one-stop permit process for new home construction

Linn County announces a new one-stop permitting process for new home construction in unincorporated Linn County that will save time for residents and contractors. The new process reduces the number of departments an applicant has to visit from three to on...Read on...

NewHome1StopShop...
Posted on: July 1, 2016

Fiscal Year 2017 budget begins July 1

Linn County’s FY17 budget, which begins July 1, 2016 and runs through June 30, 2017, is available on Linn County’s website.

The budget document contains detailed information, including:

• the process Linn County uses to create the budget through a ...Read on...

Read the FY17 Budget Document...
Posted on: June 30, 2016

Office hours changing for Linn County Treasurer’s Office

Beginning July 5, 2016, the Linn County Treasurer’s Office will have new office hours. The office will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phones will be answered between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. On the second Thursday of every mo...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Supervisor Amy Johnson announces blog

Amy Johnson

Linn County Supervisor Amy Johnson announced today she will chronicle her six-month appointment to the Linn County Board of Supervisors through a new blog on the Linn County website.

“I am simply amazed by the vast amount of work done by county supervi...Read on...

Read blog post...
Posted on: June 28, 2016

Linn County supports local preservation efforts by awarding grants to nine non-profits

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $25,827 from the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program to nine non-profit organizations in Linn County. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive process.

“We are proud to supp...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 13, 2016

Linn County receives financial reporting award for 27th consecutive year

CAFR Award certificate

Linn County was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for the County’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for...Read on...

FY15 CAFR...
Posted on: May 2, 2016

Amy Johnson sworn in as District 2 Linn County Supervisor

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson was sworn in as the District 2 Linn County Supervisor this morning Monday, May 2.

Johnson was appointed to the Linn County Board of Supervisors on April 22 by a special committee of county officers to fill the vacancy created when Superviso...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Linn County selects OPN to design Public Health and Child Development building

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has selected OPN to provide architectural services for the new building that will house the Linn County Public Health Department and Linn County Child &Youth Development Services. OPN was one of seven architectural...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Linn County elected officials presented State of the County Address April 20

Supervisor Rogers delivers 2016 State of the County address

Linn County Supervisor Ben Rogers gave the main address at today’s 11th annual State of the County luncheon at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids during National County Government Month.

New this year, Linn County’s other elected officials al...Read on...

Supervisor Rogers' State of the County Address
Posted on: March 8, 2016

Linn County approves fiscal year 2017 budget with no increase in tax levy

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2017 budget of $107.6 million with no change in the countywide tax rate and a $0.05 decrease in the rural tax rate. The countywide levy rate for FY17 will be $6.14 p...Read on...

Linn County FY17 Budget Presentation
Posted on: January 7, 2016

Linn County flag flown in combat returns to Linn County

Linn County flag

On Jan. 6, Linn County Auditor Joel D. Miller presented a Linn County flag to the Linn County Board of Supervisors which had been flown on a combat sortie in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The flag was carried aloft by an F-16 pilot in November of...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

Linn County issues FY15 annual report

FY15 Popular Annual Financial Report cover

Linn County’s fiscal year 2015 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) was issued today and is now available on Linn County’s website at www.linncounty.org. The report provides citizens with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent. While...Read on...

FY15 Popular Annual Financial Report
Posted on: October 28, 2015

Linn County announces new five-year strategic plan

Linn County has completed a new strategic plan that will guide the work of the County over the next five fiscal years (2017-2021). The plan identifies three strategic goals each with its own set of five objectives that will become Linn County’s primary fo...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 23, 2015

Linn County Public Health releases annual report

This week, the Linn County Board of Health and the Linn County Board of Supervisors released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) FY15 Annual Report. The release was part of the joint meeting between the Linn County Board of Health and Linn County Board ...Read on...

Read the full report here...
Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Receive email or text message updates regarding the information you have requested. Check out Notify Me today!Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Sign In” on the myConnections bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access myConnections. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like t...Read on...


Posted on: April 1, 2016

Therapy dogs visit youth at the Linn County Juvenile Detention Center

Sofie the therapy dog

It is well known and scientifically proven that an interaction with a gentle, friendly pet has significant physical and mental health benefits. The introduction and utilization of therapy pets often decreases feelings of isolation, encourages communicatio...Read on...


Posted on: August 10, 2016

Native plantings benefit Linn County roadways

Flowers bloom along Linn County roadway

Linn County plants approximately 100-150 acres of native prairie plantings annually along public road rights-of-way through its roadside vegetation program. Many of the projects are part of and funded in part by the Iowa Living Roadways program and the fe...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Options of Linn County volunteers in the community

Options consumers clean books for Cops and kids program

Options of Linn County has expanded its day habilitation program for adults with developmental disabilities. The expanded program offers community-based volunteer opportunities with more than 20 community organizations.

The volunteer work allows Option...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2016

Bicycle Repair Station installed at Cedar Valley Nature Trail Head on Boyson Road

Conservation staff installing bike repair station

Has this happened to you? You’re enjoying a nice, leisurely bicycle ride and the wheel is loose on the axle…or maybe your brakes need tightening...or your tire needs air...

Linn County Conservation has installed the first of three bicycle repair stat...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Blue Courage: for a safer, more secure community

Blue Courage workshop participants

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office in April began training employees through Blue Courage, a workshop designed to collectively build the spirit of community engagement by increasing engagement, dedication, productivity, collaboration, and community trust an...Read on...

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Posted on: April 13, 2016

Linn County Attorney's Office participates in National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Runners in 2015 Go the Distance for Crime Victims 5K

April 10-16, 2016 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The Linn County Attorney’s Office and its partners in the criminal justice community come together every year to advocate for crime victims and their loved ones through a series of events.

Open...Read on...

Go the Distance for Crime Victims 5K website...
Posted on: April 1, 2016

Therapy dogs visit youth at the Linn County Juvenile Detention Center

Sofie the therapy dog

It is well known and scientifically proven that an interaction with a gentle, friendly pet has significant physical and mental health benefits. The introduction and utilization of therapy pets often decreases feelings of isolation, encourages communicatio...Read on...


Posted on: February 13, 2015

2015 Winter Issue of Healthy Linn News is Available

The winter issue of Healthy Linn News focuses on the importance of radon, its connection to health, what you can do to prevent falling victim to the effects of radon, and the radon initiatives that are occurring at Linn County Public Health.

Healthy Linn News - Winter Issue
Posted on: July 22, 2014

2014 Fall Issue of Healthy Linn News is Available

Welcome to the first issue of the Linn County Public Health Newsletter. This newsletter will be published quarterly, and serves as a source of information for health information in Linn County.

Healthy Linn News - Fall Edition

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Linn County announces one-stop permit process for new home construction

Linn County announces a new one-stop permitting process for new home construction in unincorporated Linn County that will save time for residents and contractors. The new process reduces the number of departments an applicant has to visit from three to on...Read on...

NewHome1StopShop...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Free Worksite Wellness Assessments Provided for the Corridor Worksite Wellness Awards

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - The workplace is an important partner to address chronic disease and promote healthy behaviors both on and off the job; resulting in healthier employees, fewer injuries, less absenteeism, increased productivity, and reduced employee tur...Read on...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Linn County announces one-stop permit process for new home construction

Linn County announces a new one-stop permitting process for new home construction in unincorporated Linn County that will save time for residents and contractors. The new process reduces the number of departments an applicant has to visit from three to on...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Linn County Public Health Implements New “Air Quality Alert” System

Linn County Public Health would like to announce the availability of a new notification system for air quality alerts. Linn County Residents may sign up to receive an “Air Quality Alert” notification via e-mail or text message when the air quality in Linn...Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Pool and Spa Inspections Now Available on Linn County Public Health Website

Linn County Public Health is pleased to announce the availability of all Linn County swimming pool and spa inspections online now. The online database of swimming pool and spa inspection results was launched this week and can be accessed at: https://publi...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

Linn County Public Health Recognizes Air Quality Awareness Week

May 2nd is the start of Air Quality Awareness Week in 2016. Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is recognizing the positive downward trends in Air Pollution that has been monitored in Linn County. Throughout the week we also recognize the local voluntary p...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Together! Healthy Linn Releases Community Health Improvement Plan

Every three years, a group of stakeholders and residents entitled Together! Healthy Linn conduct a community-wide discussion about the community’s health needs. After identifying needs in the community, the next step is to identify objectives and strategi...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

This week, the Linn County Board of Health and the Linn County Board of Supervisors released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) FY15 Annual Report. The release was part of the joint meeting between the Linn County Board of Health and Linn County Board ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

Linn County Public Health Responds to Remnants of Taco Bell Meth Lab

Linn County Public Health has been notified that remnants of methamphetamine (also called meth, crystal, chalk, and ice, among other terms) were found in a fast food restaurant in Cedar Rapids. The Cedar Rapids Police Department responded to a call on Au...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

CPSC Chairman Reminds Families to Follow 10 Simple Steps to Pool Safely During Independence Day Week

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

Linn County Public Health Reminds Residents to Celebrate Safely this Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July just around the corner it is essential to remember the importance of celebrating safely – especially when fireworks are involved. Fireworks, which may seem like harmless fun, can be dangerous and even deadly. The Consumer Product S...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2015

NACCHO Elects Pramod Dwivedi To Its Board of Directors

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has elected Pramod Dwivedi DrPH (c), Health Director, Linn County Public Health to its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. NACCHO is governed by a 27-member board that comprises local and tri...Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

Shigella Reported in Linn County -- Public Health Encourages Those with Symptoms to Stay Home

Linn County Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) are investigating a cluster Shigellosis cases. Shigellosis is a disease caused by the bacterium, Shigella, which causes watery and sometimes bloody diarrhea. Symptoms of Shigellosis...Read on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Linn County Public Health Joins World No Tobacco Day Recognition

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Linn County Public Health joins the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in recognizing World No Tobacco Day. As part of the event, which is held every May 31, Quitline Iowa is offering eight w...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2015

Marking a State First in Public Health

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This column by Pramod Dwivedi, Health Director, Linn County Public Health and Member of NACCHO Board of Directors, was published in the Corridor Business Journal in their May 4-10, 2015 newspaper:

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) recently became the fi...Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2015

Iowa Senate Gives Iowans More Options for Physical Activity through Community Use Legislation

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Senate approved legislation 48-0 that will open more schoolhouse doors for exercise and recreational activities. HF 570 removes barriers to use of school property by clarifying liability protection for schools.

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Posted on: March 24, 2015

Linn County, Iowa Receives Grant Funding from the American Planning Association

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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - The Planning Healthy Iowa Communities Coalition has received a $130,000 grant from the American Planning Association through its Plan4Health program to combat two determinants of chronic disease—lack of physical activity and lack of acc...Read on...

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

Nearly 113 Million U.S. Residents Now Reaping Benefits of National Public Health Accreditation

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Below is a news release that was issued on March 6, 2015 from the Public Health Accreditation Board:

Nearly 113 Million U.S. Residents Now Reaping Benefits of National Public Health Department Accreditation

Accreditation Recognizes Health Departmen...Read on...

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Posted on: March 5, 2015

Linn County Public Health First in Iowa to be Awarded National Accreditation by PHAB

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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Linn County Public Health announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by adva...Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2014

Influenza Currently Circulating in Linn County

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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) says all three viruses covered by this year’s influenza vaccine, including Influenza A (H3N2), A (H1N1), and B are currently circulating in Iowa. An additional drifted strain of Influenza A (H3N2) is also in cir...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Linn County First Community in Iowa to Achieve All Gold Medals through Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and

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The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized Linn County Supervisor Linda Langston for the recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). Linn County is the first community in Iowa to achieve a...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2014

Linn County Public Health Releases FY14 Annual Report

Linn County Public Health's (LCPH) Annual Report for FY14 was released earlier this week. Click on the link below to see what services and initiatives LCPH worked on this past year.

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

Green Bike Lane Installation on 3rd Street

Iowa’s first permanent green bike lanes will be installed in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, September 25 at approximately 9:00 a.m. The lanes will be installed on 3rd Street SE, at the intersection of 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue. Cedar Rapids was the first to de...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2014

Linn County Statement on Ebola

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2014

Contact: Heather MeadorPhone: 319.892.6061
Email: heather.meador@linncounty.org

Linn County Statement on Ebola

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - We understand many Iowans are concerned a case of Ebola could occur in Eas...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2014

Linn County Public Health Releases The Health of Linn County Report

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Today, Linn County Board of Supervisors and Board of Health release The Health of Linn County, IA: A County-wide Assessment of Health Status and Health Risks. This comprehensive report is the first of its kind for the county and unique ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 3, 2014

Linn County Public Health urges residents to respond quickly to flooded homes

Date: July 3, 2014

Contact: Ruby Perin,
Healthy Homes Branch Supervisor, Linn County Public Health ruby.perin@linncounty.org (319) 892-6000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Linn County Public Health urges re...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Don’t Get Sick This Thanksgiving!: Cooking & Storing Turkey and Leftovers

LINN COUNTY, IA – As Thanksgiving approaches, it is important to keep some basic food safety facts in mind. One of the most important things to remember when handling and preparing raw poultry and food is to continually wash hands, surfaces, and utensils ...Read on...

Posted on: April 30, 2014

Born from 1945 through 1965? You Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C

Do you know your Hepatitis C status? Most people with Hepatitis C don’t know they are infected. If you were born between 1945 through 1965, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you get tested. Linn County Public Health (LCP...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2014

Certified Food Protection Manager Courses

Linn County Public Health and other organizations are offering Certified Food Protection Manager courses. Course offerings are available in English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

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Posted on: December 23, 2013

E-cigarettes deliver public health concerns

By Pramod Dwivedi

It is very encouraging to see that some of our top elected officials in the state are interested in regulating electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes.

Last month, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller declared his in...Read on...

Posted on: December 20, 2013

New Food Safety Rules Take Effect January 1, 2014

DES MOINES, IA (December 18, 2013) – Restaurants, grocery stores, and other food establishments operating in Iowa will be subject to updated food safety standards effective January 1, 2014, under rules recently adopted by the Iowa Department of Inspection...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2013

Some Linn County Schools Go Idle Free

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LINN COUNTY, IA - As school starts, parents and visitors to the Mt. Vernon Community School District (MVCSD) may notice something a little different this fall. Based on the assessment recommendations from Linn County Public Health (LCPH), Mt. Vernon’s ...Read on...


Posted on: July 11, 2016

Another story that restores our faith in human kindness

July 11, 2016

Another story that restores our faith in human kindness

Bear with me on this one folks. So last Saturday evening I did something that I don’t do nearly enough; I uniformed-up and went out on patrol. It’s not that I don’t like to do so...Read on...

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Property tax statements mailed; due Sept. 30

The semiannual installment of property and mobile home tax statements will be mailed August 26, 2016. Linn County residents and property owners are reminded that the deadline to pay the first half of their property taxes is September 30, 2016. This is the...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Office hours changing for Linn County Treasurer’s Office

Beginning July 5, 2016, the Linn County Treasurer’s Office will have new office hours. The office will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phones will be answered between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. On the second Thursday of every mo...Read on...


Posted on: May 20, 2016

Chrome Divas donate to VA food pantry

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Chrome Divas of Cedar Rapids presented Linn County Veteran Affairs with a check for $1743.15 on May 19, 2016 to be used for the VA food pantry. The funds were raised during the Chrome Divas 10th annual Motorcycle Awareness Ride on May 7.

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

VA Health Study on Vietnam Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is conducting a health study of Vietnam Era Veterans to include in-country veterans, Blue Water Navy veterans and other Era veterans. Questionnaires are sent to a random selection of each group. The higher the rate ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 7, 2016

Linn County flag flown in combat returns to Linn County

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On Jan. 6, Linn County Auditor Joel D. Miller presented a Linn County flag to the Linn County Board of Supervisors which had been flown on a combat sortie in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The flag was carried aloft by an F-16 pilot in November of...Read on...