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January 2019

Linn County to Unveil Newly Redesigned Website 

Linn County began the process of redesigning its website in early 2018 and it is almost complete! The redesigned website was created using input gathered from both external and internal customers, website analytics and website user testing. 
The newly redesigned will feature new access buttons, improved navigation, comprehensive County calendars, one link to all permits and applications, a predicative search bar and more. A new mobile app is also in the design process, which will allow you quick access to the site from your mobile device or tablet.

Look for the new redesign to roll out in early February!

Website banner photo taken by Calcam AP.

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Linn County Board of Supervisors Adopt Revised Meeting Schedule

The Linn County Board of Supervisors adopted a revised meeting schedule for regular Board meetings. The new schedule is effective immediately.

The new Board meeting schedule provides for a consistent meeting time and location for regular Board meetings rather than different meeting times in different locations. 

Listed below is the new meeting schedule:

  • Mondays at 10 a.m. - Informal Board Meeting/Work Session in the Formal Board Room at the Public Service Center (935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids)
  • Wednesdays at 10 a.m. - Formal Board Meeting in the Formal Board Room at the Public Service Center (935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids)
To receive meeting notices and agendas via email or text, please visit

January is National Radon Action Month

Test Your Home during Radon Action Month

Linn County Public Health joins local, state and national partners in recognizing January as National Radon Action Month. Radon, a radioactive gas, is colorless, odorless and tasteless. This naturally occurring gas is the primary cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, causing an estimated 21,000 deaths annually. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.

Nearly half of Linn County homes are expected to have elevated radon levels. Testing for radon is easy and inexpensive; every home should be tested. Iowa has the highest percentage of homes above the recommended radon level set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

Simple, proven techniques comparable to the cost of other minor home repair or improvement projects can reduce high radon levels. Every new home should also be tested after occupancy, even if it was built radon-resistant. Low cost radon test kits can be purchased from Linn County Public Health at 501 13th St NW in Cedar Rapids or call 319-892-6000. You can also visit Linn County Healthy Homes online. The EPA recommends radon testing every two years, or when housing conditions change. 

Linn County Board of Supervisors Announces 2019 Committee and Liaison Appointments

The Linn County Board of Supervisors finalized their 2019 committee and liaison appointments. 

These appointments include positions on various County and community-based groups. Terms, if applicable, vary from group to group. With the reduction of board members from five to three, Supervisors Stacey Walker, Ben Rogers and Brent Oleson will divide their time between 21 term appointments, eight liaison assignments and a county association appointment. The Supervisors will maintain these positions while also carrying out terms of service on various other community boards. 

Visit the Linn County website for the full list of appointments. 

To receive Board of Supervisors meeting notices and agendas via email or text, please visit

2018 Popular Annual Financial Report Cover

Linn County Issues FY18 Annual Report

Linn County’s fiscal year 2018 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) is now available on Linn County’s website. The report provides residents with an overview of how tax dollars are managed and spent in an easy-to-read format. The annual report is part of Linn County’s ongoing commitment to keep residents informed about the County’s finances and to be accountable for the receipt and expenditure of public funds.

In addition to providing easy to understand financial information, the report also highlights some of Linn County’s notable accomplishments of the past year and demonstrates the vital role of county government.

Read our FY18 annual report.

Linn County Sheriff's Office Adds Inmate Search to Website

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has added an inmate search to its website. The media and public can now access information on all active inmates, meaning they are in custody and currently booked into the Linn County Correctional Center. This search capability does not include inmates who are no longer in custody, but previously were. The inmate search includes the name, age and booking date of the active inmates. Charges, bond amounts and pictures are also available upon clicking an inmate’s name. The new inmate search is accessible directly at
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