Eviction Procedures

All evictions within Linn County are handled by the Sheriff's Office. This is a numerous step process which involves the removal and/or recovery of personal property. The landlord(s) reason for the eviction determines the process.

Eviction Process Flow Chart

  • Iowa Code 562A (PDF) outlines the eviction process
  • Advanced Eviction Fees (PDF) Required
  • Sheriff Office strongly suggests all notices be served to all adult tenants and by a disinterested third party
  • The person serving the notice needs to complete an affidavit of service
  • Forcible Entry and Detainer must be served by a disinterested third party that follows Iowa Code 648 (PDF)
  • Eviction procedure (PDF) following a Writ of Possession, if favorable to plaintiff
  • Landlords are responsible for supplying the labor needed at the eviction
  • Sheriff's Office does not provide legal advice

Additional Resources and Forms