Lookup Public Records in Linn CountyIowa. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Linn County, Iowa

Linn County is located in the state of Iowa. The county was formed in 1839 and named after Senator Lewis Linn of Missouri. The county seat is Cedar Rapids. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 212,226 people, making it the second-most populous county in Iowa.It has a total area of 725 square miles, of which 7.6 square miles is water and 717 square miles is land,

Joan McCalmant is the Linn County Recorder as of 2015; she is responsible for recording all important instruments in the county. The following documents are recorded in the Linn County Recorder’s Office: deeds, mortgages, contracts, plats and surveys, assignments and releases, vital records (birth, marriage, and death records), state and federal tax liens, easements, powers of attorney, military service records, trade names, affidavits, condemnations, leases, and bills of sale.

Records maintained by the county recorder can be obtained in person by visiting the recorder’s office during office hours or by doing a background check through the Linn County Recorder website. Certified copies of marriage certificates are available to the public; you will have to fill out the application form. However, copies of marriage certificates can only be obtained by those with entitlements. To receive a copy, you must prove your relationship with the one on the certificate. Each certified copy is $20.

Birth Records are available from the year 1880 to 1920 and 1942 to current. However, the Iowa Department of Public Health maintains birth records for the years 1921 to 1941. In addition, births to unwed mothers prior to July 1, 1995, are only available at the Iowa Department of Public Health. Certified copies can only be obtained by those with entitlement: that is, the person named on the records (if 18 or older), parents, siblings, maternal grandparents, and paternal grandparents. Apply for a birth record.

Death records are available in the recorder’s office except for years 1921 to 1941. The Iowa Department of Public Health maintains records for the years 1921 to 1941. Certified copies are available at $20 each. Apply for a death record.

Linn County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Linn County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title XV, Chapter 595 and Premarital Agreements – Title XV, Chapter 596
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Linn County Marriage License
Location:930 1st Street Southwest, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52404

Linn County Recorder’s Office

Address: 935 1st St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, United States
Phone: 319-892-5420

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