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, IA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009260,258
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20099,134
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009907
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009790
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200914,937
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20093,099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20096,991
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200920,963
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20092,334
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20096,835
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009838
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200984,039
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009630
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009423
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200937,442
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20094,332
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009324
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200910,859
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20093,481
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200976
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,141
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20093,552
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,821
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009158
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009860
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20095,189
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,487
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009308
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,690
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009347
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200928,013
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
Phone:319-398-3441

Linn County Recorder’s Office

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

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