Can I build a garage or shed on my property in rural Linn County?

Garages and sheds are considered accessory structures on property zoned for residential use. Accessory structures can be built on property that has a principal permitted use (house). The garage must maintain all required setbacks and typically cannot be located closer to the road than the principal permitted structure. Any garage or shed over 120 square feet requires building permits, please see Residential Guidelines for Attached Garages and/or Residential Guidelines for Detached Garages. Contact the Linn County Department of Planning and Development for details at 319-892-5130.

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2. What is the "farm exemption" and what qualifies for the exemption?
3. Does the office of Linn County Planning and Development accept public speaking engagements?
4. How do I contact area City building and zonings departments?
5. Where can I get septic and well permits for construction in Linn County?
6. Where do I get a burning permit for Linn County?
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11. Can I build a garage or shed on my property in rural Linn County?
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14. What are the regulations for putting a mobile or manufactured home on my property in rural Linn County?
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