To file a complaint, you will need the address of the property where the violation exists. By submitting a complaint, you acknowledge and consent to the information you submit, including your identity, to be treated as a public record pursuant to 22.7(18)(a). Linn County Planning & Development's jurisdiction includes unincorporated areas of Linn County. Planning & Development also provides building services to the cities of Alburnett, Bertram, Center Point, Central City, Ely, Lisbon, Mount Vernon, and Springville.
In order to make a complaint, you must be or represent a tenant in the rental unit where the violation exists. In all cases, you must notify your landlord of your complaint in writing (retaining a copy of the letter) and allow the landlord reasonable time to respond/remedy to the complaint before you notify Linn County Planning & Development or city staff.