Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Baker County Records Inventory
Series documents the development and implementation of codes and policies relating to the zoning of county lands and to illustrate and locate the various zoned areas within the county. Records include uniform zone codes and ordinances depicting various zoned lands in the county. Information in codes and ordinances includes definition, code/ordinance numbers, purposes, uses, conditions for use, and changes made to codes/ordinances. Maps include area and/or zone descriptions, dates created, scales, and commissioners' signatures. Areas are typically zoned for residential, industrial, commercial, flood plain, agricultural, timber, public and government, and mineral extraction uses.
Baker County developed an interim zoning ordinance in 1970.
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);
Zoning Maps [Current], n.d.-present (5 volumes).
Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Front Room:
Baker County Zoning [Map-rolled-Bin # 11], 1981 (1 map).
Records at the Baker County Road Department Grounds, Planning Records Storage
[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).