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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Baker County Records Inventory

Land Subdivision Records

1865-[ongoing]

Series documents the subdividing and partitioning of land within the county. Records include survey notes, correspondence, photographs, satisfaction of agreements, maps of subdivided and partitioned land, and contracts and permits. Information includes subdivision names; lot, street, and alley dimensions; and township, range, and section numbers of land to be subdivided or partitioned.

Baker County first adopted a subdivision ordinance in 1974. The Planning Files-Land Use Action Case Files are indexed on a public access computer in the Planning Department Office.

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Upper Vault:
Clerk's Subdivision List [Alphabetical], n.d.-present (.05 cu.ft.);
Index to Plat Book County Recorder [Subdivision], n.d. (1 volume);
Index to Plat Book No. 1 [Subdivision, ca.1886-ca.1907 (1 volume);
Partition and Subdivision Plat Indexes, 1990-present (1 binder);
Plat Cabinet A [Partition Plats-with index], 1990-2001 (200 plats);
Plat Cabinet B [Subdivision Plats-with index], 1995-present (53 plats);
Plat Cabinet C [Partition Plats-with index], 2001-present (151 plats);
Plats of Towns and Additions, vol. 2, 1900-1908 (1 volume);
Record of Town Plats Baker County [with index], vol. O, 1909-1935 (1 volume);
Record of Town Plats, vol. 4, 1938-1994 (1 volume);
[Subdivision Plats and Documents-rolled], 1909-1924 (22 plats);
Town Plats, vol. 1, 1865-1903 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1886-1907 (1 volume).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Back Room:
City and Town Lots and Additions [Register-large], 1891 (1 volume);
Index to Plat Book, n.d. (2 volumes).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Front Room:
Plats [Subdivision-rolled-Bin # 6], 1887-1916 (7 plats).

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 Files-Land Use Action Case Files-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], ca.1970-present (110 cu.ft.);
[Planning Files Rolodex Index-indexes land use action case files], ca.1970-1982 (.75 cu.ft.);
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 Surveyor's Office, Vault:
[Subdivision Survey Records], ca.1941-present (1 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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