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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1851-[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.

Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions are also recorded in the M Series Clerk's Recordings. See the Clerk and Recorder Official Filings series.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
[Orders-Board of Commissioners], 1991-2006 (.30 cu.ft.);
[Ordinances], 2000-2004 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Resolutions-Board of Commissioners], 1995-2002 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
BOC [Board of Commissioners Ordinances], ca.1979 (13 sheets of microfilm jackets);
BOC [Board of Commissioners Resolutions], 1980-1985 (.50 inch of microfilm jackets);
BOC Files Sunsetted [Board of Commissioners-Zoning Ordinance], 1982 (1 volume);
BOC Orders [Board of Commissioners], 1980-1985 (.50 inch of microfilm jackets);
Development Case Files [Planning Files-includes planning commission minutes, subdivision and partition case files, comprehensive plan amendments, zoning text changes, and various other actions], ca.1981-ca.1993 (ca.48 inches of microfilm jackets);
Ordinances BOC [Board of Commissioners-includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances], 1970-1981 (.50 cu.ft.);
Planning Case Files [Planning Files-includes planning commission minutes, subdivision and partition case files, comprehensive plan amendments, zoning text changes, and various other actions], ca.1970-ca.1980 (12 inches of microfilm jackets);
[Road Case Files-includes petitions, reports, orders, resolutions, road survey maps, and related records], no. 1-250, ca.1851-ca.1946 (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault, Side Room:
Benton County Orders and Resolutions, 1972-1981 (1 cu.ft.);
[Road Case Files-includes petitions, reports, orders, resolutions, road survey maps, and related records], no. 251-645, ca.1890-ca.1971 (5.75 cu.ft.);
Sunsetted Ordinances [includes 1980 comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance], 1974-1984 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Board of Commissioners Office:
BOC Meeting Packets [Board of Commissioners-includes minutes, orders, ordinances, and resolutions-title varies], 2012-present (1.50 cu.ft.);
Ordinances [County-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division information], 1978-present (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Community Development Office:
Dev. Code Comp. Plan Amendments [Development Code and Comprehensive Plan-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 2004-2008 (1 binder);
Development Code [Ordinances-includes zoning and land division information], 1990-present (1 binder);
Natural Features Ordinances, 2004-2005 (1 binder);
Past Regulations Dev. Code [Development-includes zoning and land division information], 1998 (1 binder);
Past Regulations Development Code Ordinances [includes zoning and land division information], vol. B, 1990-2004 (1 binder);
Past Regulations Land Division Ord. [Ordinance-includes zoning and land division information], vol. E, 1972-1989 (1 binder);
Past Regulations Zoning Ord. [Ordinance], vol. C, 1982-1992 (1 binder);
Planning Files [includes planning commission minutes, subdivision and partition case files, comprehensive plan amendments, zoning text changes, and various other actions], 1969-1994 (38 inches of microfiche);
[Planning Files-includes subdivision and partition case files, comprehensive plan amendments, zoning text changes, and other actions], 2003-present (35 cu.ft.);
Zoning Codes [Records], vol. A, 1960-1989 (1 binder).

Records at the Benton County Public Works Storage Building, Second Floor Community Development Area:
Planning Files [includes subdivision and partition case files, comprehensive plan amendments, zoning text changes, and other actions-title varies], 1995-2002 (36 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
B.C. Meeting Packets [Board of Commissioners-includes minutes, orders, ordinances, and resolutions-title varies], 1994-2011 (ca.40 cu.ft.);
Orders & Ordinances BOC [Board of Commissioners], 1980-1990 (1.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Second Floor, Local Documents Area:
Benton County Charter and Code, 1972-present (1 binder);
Benton County Transportation System Plan Public Works Department Ordinance, no. 2001.0173, 2001 (1 binder).

Records at the Benton County Web Site:
Benton County Code, n.d.-present (Internet);
Benton County Transportation System Plan [Public Works Department Ordinance], no. 2001.0173, 2001 (Internet);
Development Code [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land development information], ca.1990-present (Internet).

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