Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon wants to advise the public of some changes that will be made regarding public access to our facilities.  Linn County Sheriff’s Office is still committed to serving the public but want to keep our staff and the public safe.

The Civil Division, at the Courthouse, will be available to the public by appointment only.  At this time, we are still processing Concealed Handgun License Renewals.  We will not be issuing any new CHL’s until further notice.  We are still doing Sex Offender Registrations.   

For all inquiries please call (541)-967-3907 for an appointment.

For Animal Control, staff is taking care of the few animals we have left.  Our mobile vet clinic program has been suspended until further notice.  All late fees for licensing have been waived until the end of April. The public can access Animal Control by appointment only. 

For all inquiries please call (541)-967-3925.  

When you call, you will be asked a series of questions about whether you or family have been ill recently.  If you are sick, you will need to schedule your business at another time.  Otherwise, we will schedule an appointment and handle your business. 

We have received a lot of calls regarding the Governor’s Executive Order on “Stay Home”.  If you have questions on what this order entails, please visit for specific directions.

The Sheriff’s Office is taking an educational approach to the executive order.  We will take enforcement action only in the most extreme case. 

Please be patient and understanding with the situation.  We, here at the Sheriff’s Office, ask that you wash your hands, don’t touch your face and keep good social distances for all our benefits.  Stay calm, we are going to get through this together as a community.