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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Baker County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1909-[ongoing]

Series documents orders, ordinances, and resolutions passed by the board of county commissioners and the county court regulating and establishing guidelines for specific activities within the county. Information includes activity covered by order, ordinance, or resolution; administrative action number; who introduced; findings of fact; conclusions; recommendations; date heard; and hearings officer name and signature. Activities include noise abatement, nuisances, zoning, animal control, solid waste management, land division regulations, elections, comprehensive plan, and road and bridge use limits.

From 1965 to the present commissioners' minutes and related documents are part of the Baker County Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). "County Court Work," including commissioners' minutes, orders, and signed documents are indexed on a public access computer in the clerk's office from 1968 to the present and imaged from 2000 to the present.

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Front Room:
Baker County Vacation Orders [Road], 1964-1990 (.25 cu.ft.);
County Court Orders [includes road applications and vacations], 1909-1977 (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Upper Vault:
County Court Orders, 1978-1995 (4.35 cu.ft.);
Court [Commissioners Records-includes minutes, orders, and signed documents], 1991-2000 (3 inches of microfilm jackets);
Court Work [Commissioners Records-includes minutes, orders, and signed documents], 1996-present (10.50 cu.ft.);
Orders [Register-Commissioners], 1979-present (1 binder);
Ordinances [Register-County], 1970-present (1 binder);
Resolutions [Register-Commissioners], 1970-present (1 binder).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Co. Plan Comm. [County Planning Commission Documents-includes comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and subdivision ordinance], 1981 (1 binder);
Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners Orders [includes findings of fact and related documents], 1996-2003 (7 binders);
Plans & Zoning Amendments [includes ordinance amendments related to the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and subdivision ordinance], 1970-present (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Planning Department Office, Counter:
Baker County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance, 1983-1999 (.10 cu.ft.);
Baker County Zoning Ordinance [includes subdivision and partition information], 1983-present (1 binder).

Records at the Baker County Road Department Grounds, Planning Records Storage Unit 10:
[Baker County Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Development Records], ca.1980-ca.1999 (ca.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Baker County Web Site:
Baker County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance, 1983-present (Internet);
Proposed Zoning Ordinance [includes subdivision and partition information], 2010-present (Internet).

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