Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon announces Sheriff’s Office facilities are re-opening today, May 18th. Both Animal Control and the Civil Division will be open to the public during normal operating hours. Civil will be open for CHL renewals, as well as other Civil business. Our Civil Division WILL NOT be accepting new CHL applications at this time. Unfortunately, our staff are unable to maintain six feet of distancing while fingerprinting for this process.

Animal Control will be open for licensing and renewals. Our Mobile Vet service will be returning on every second and fourth Friday of every month starting in June. Sheriff Yon is extending his grace period for late fees for dog licensing until the end June. If owners have not registered their dogs by June 30th, they will be subject to paying the late fee.

Both facilities will be following social distancing protocols and you may be asked to wait outside the facility while we assist others. If you are sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms, please reschedule your business for another time. We do not want to risk Linn County going back into full “Stay at Home” orders. Please be patient and understanding with our employees while we work through trying to assist those in our facilities.

Please remember we all need to do our part to keep this virus from spreading. Wash hands (for at least 20 seconds) frequently and often, avoid contact with those that are sick and stay home if you are sick.