Building Departments in Linn County, Iowa

There are 4 Building Departments in Linn County, Iowa, serving a population of 220,008 people in an area of 717 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 55,002 people, and 1 Building Department per 179 square miles.

In Iowa, Linn County is ranked 42nd of 99 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 4th of 99 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Linn County Building Departments

Find Linn County, Iowa building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Cedar Rapids Zoning 500 15th Avenue Southwest Cedar Rapids, IA

Linn County Planning Department 930 1st Street Southwest Cedar Rapids, IA

Marion City Building Department 1225 6th Avenue Marion, IA

Marion Planning Department 1225 6th Avenue Marion, IA

About the Linn County Building Department

Building Departments in Linn County, IA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Linn County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Linn County, Iowa building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Linn County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Linn County, IA zoning laws and requirements

Linn County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Linn County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Linn County Residential Housing Units
 Linn CountyIowa
Total Housing Units96,4731,386,722
Occupied Housing Units89,807 (93.1%)1,256,855 (90.6%)
Linn County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Linn CountyIowa
Single-Family Detached Homes62,053 (69.1%)936,515 (74.5%)
Single-Family Attached Homes4,681 (5.2%)51,615 (4.1%)
2 Apartments1,141 (1.3%)26,009 (2.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments4,072 (4.5%)40,360 (3.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments3,927 (4.4%)43,379 (3.5%)
10 or More Apartments10,100 (11.2%)115,549 (9.2%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing3,833 (4.3%)43,428 (3.5%)
Linn County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Linn CountyIowa
2014 or Later1,909 (2.1%)20,326 (1.6%)
2010 to 20133,570 (4.0%)38,328 (3.0%)
2000 to 200913,807 (15.4%)146,540 (11.7%)
1980 to 199920,577 (22.9%)230,871 (18.4%)
1960 to 197924,616 (27.4%)317,879 (25.3%)
1940 to 195913,131 (13,131.0%)195,266 (195,266.0%)
1939 or Earlier12,197 (13.6%)307,645 (24.5%)
Linn County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Linn CountyIowa
1 Room1,062 (1.2%)14,203 (1.1%)
2 or 3 Rooms58,158 (64.8%)830,419 (66.1%)
4 or 5 Rooms27,962 (31.1%)396,506 (31.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms27,144 (30.2%)387,800 (30.9%)
8 or More Rooms25,688 (28.6%)346,039 (27.5%)
Linn County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Linn CountyIowa
No Bedroom1,187 (1.3%)16,239 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom7,730 (8.6%)108,716 (8.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms58,158 (64.8%)830,419 (66.1%)
4 or More Bedrooms22,732 (25.3%)301,481 (24.0%)
Linn County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Linn CountyIowa
With Complete Plumbing Facilities89,663 (99.8%)1,253,328 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities89,173 (99.3%)1,245,359 (99.1%)