Planning & Development

What We Do

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. Planning & Development 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.

Planning & Development has two divisions with the following core services:

Building Division

The Building Division provides the following services:

Planning & Zoning Division

The Planning & Zoning Division provides the following services:


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  1. May is Building Safety Month

    With increased severity and frequency of natural disasters, building safety is now even more important. Read on...
  2. NextEra Energy Resources LLC Submits Applications for Utility-Scale Solar Projects in Linn County

    NextEra Energy Resources LLC has submitted applications to Linn County Planning & Development for two utility-scale solar projects in Linn County – Duane Arnold Solar I and Duane Arnold Solar II. Read on...
  3. Linn County Board of Supervisors Approve Changes to Building Codes

    The Linn County Board of Supervisors have approved revisions to our code of ordinances as it relates to construction codes in Linn County. Read on...
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