Due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County has closed most buildings to the public to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services.
The Linn County Historic Preservation Commission is comprised of nine Linn County residents who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a three-year term. They possess an interest or expertise in architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, planning, building rehabilitation, conservation in general, or real estate.
The Historic Preservation Commission works to identify, preserve and protect historic structures in Linn County. The Commission accomplishes these goals by identifying and surveying historic properties, listing eligible properties in the National Register of Historic Places and reviewing federal undertakings that may impact historic properties.
The Commission does not oversee or regulate changes to historic buildings located in historic districts. Listing in the National Register does place not any restrictions on the use, treatment, transfer, or disposition of private property. Property owners with questions about making alterations to a building within a local historic district should contact the appropriate city government.
Commission Members (three-year terms)
The Commission meets the third Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Please check the agenda below for information on how to access the meeting.