Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Baker County Records Inventory
County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions
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.
Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Front Room:
Baker County Road Orders [includes orders, petitions, viewer reports, etc.-includes Panhandle roads-alphabetical], ca.1877-ca.1916 (1.70 cu.ft.);
Baker County Road Vacations Orders & Petitions, 1903-1945 (.35 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 (13 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:
[Baker County Comprehensive Land Use Plan [Ordinance 83.2], 1983 (1 binder);
Baker County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance, 1998 (1 volume);
BCZSO [Baker County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance], no. 83.3, 1983-1999 (1 binder);
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);
Proposed Baker County Zoning Ordinance, 2010 (1 binder).
Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Planning Department Office, Closet Records Storage:
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Development Records-includes 1972 comprehensive plan as well as draft plans and zoning ordinances], ca.1970-ca.2015 (ca.5 cu.ft.).
Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Facilities Director's Office, Planning Department Records Storage Area:
[Baker County Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Development Records], ca.1980-ca.1999 (ca.10 cu.ft.);
Plans & Zoning Amendments [includes ordinance amendments related to the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and subdivision ordinance], 1970-present (2.50 cu.ft.);
Zoning Ord. Documents [Ordinance-includes amendments and drafts], 1994-1995 (.50 cu.ft.).
Records at the Baker County Web Site:
Baker County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance, 1983-2014 (Internet);
Baker County Zoning Ordinance [Current-includes subdivision and partition information], 2014-present (Internet);
Proposed Zoning Ordinance [includes subdivision and partition information], 2010-n.d. (Internet).