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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory - Scrollable Version

The following information is based on a June 2012 inventory:


Main Benton County Web Site: http://www.co.benton.or.us/
Benton County Circuit Court Web site: http://courts.oregon.gov/Benton/

Assessment Office: 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333;
Avery Land Services Building Offices and Vault: 360 SW Avery Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333;
Benton County Courthouse Offices and Vaults: 120 NW 4th St, Corvallis, OR 97330;
Benton County Historical Museum: 1101 Main St, Philomath, OR 97370;
Benton County Records Center: No public access. Contact the Records and Licenses Office;
Clerk/Recorder Vaults (Records and Licenses Office): 120 NW 4th St, Corvallis, OR 97330;
Commissioners Office: 205 NW 5th St, Corvallis, OR 97333;
Community Development Department Office: 360 SW Avery Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333-1192;
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library: 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330;
Corvallis School District 509J Administration Building, Vault: 1555 SW 35th St, Corvallis, OR 97333;
County Fair Office: 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333;
Finance and Taxation Office: 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333;
Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District Office: 905 4th Ave SE, Albany, OR 97321;
Mental Health Office: 530 NW 27th St, Corvallis, OR 97333;
Oregon Historical Society: 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland 97205;
Oregon State Archives: 800 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97310;
Public Health Office: 530 NW 27th St, Corvallis, OR 97333;
Public Works Buildings: 360 SW Avery Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333;
Sunset Building: 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333;
Surveyor's Office: 360 SW Avery Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333;
Trial Court Offices and Vaults: 120 NW 4th St, Corvallis, OR 97330.



Note: Titles listed in this inventory are exactly as they appear on the outside of a volume, box, drawer, or other container. If the title is only in brackets [ ], the record has no external identifying information. Text inside the brackets includes either exact title information from the inside of the volume, box, etc. or a functional title.

 

Aerial Photographs

1948-2000

Series provides visual documentation of changes made to county lands through development and by natural and man-made disasters. The photographs are taken at intervals along a series of flight paths to attain coverage of all or part of a county. They generally include flight path or township, range, and section numbers; show natural and man-made features; and are produced in black and white or color prints to varying scales. An index by quadrant may also be included.

The BentonMaps Web site provides a user interface to view and query tax lot, zoning, survey documents, subdivision and partition plats, addressing, aerial photography, topography, and other digital map layers (GIS data). It also links to scanned images of assessment maps, survey plats, and subdivision and partition plats.

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Northwest Office Area, File Cabinet:
Aerial Photos, 1974 (ca.60 photographs); 1975 (ca.50 photographs); 1983 (5 photographs); 2000 (ca.100 photographs);
Aerial Photos [Flood], 1964 (ca.200 photographs); 1996 (ca.20 photographs);
Aerial Photos [West Corvallis], 1993 (ca.150 photographs).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Vault:
Aerial Photo Index [Photographs-Western Aerial Corporation], 1982 (1 volume);
Photos Willamette Greenway [rolled], ca.1974 (1.50 cu.ft.);
[Soil Type Aerial Photographs], 1956 (ca.400 photographs);
[Willamette Greenway Aerial Photographic Maps], 1974 (21 photomaps).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, GIS Office Area:
[Aerial Photographs-large scale], 1963 (ca.40 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-with index], 1978 (ca.100 photographs).

Records at the Benton County Public Works Maintenance Building, Sign Shop, Light Green Cabinet:
[Aerial Photographs-includes entire county] 1982-1983 (ca.677 photographs); 1990-1991 (ca.677 photographs).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
[Aerial Photographs-with index], 1948 (ca.200 photographs); 1963 (ca.200 photographs); 1970 (ca.125 photographs);
Aerial Photos Benton County [with index], 1974 (ca.200 photographs); 1982 (ca.20 photographs).

Records at the Benton County Web Site:
Natural Areas and Parks Maps [includes some aerial photomaps], n.d. (Internet).

 

Animal Bounty Records

1899-1909

Series documents the payment of county and state bounty money to individuals who presented the scalps and other prescribed body parts of targeted predatory animals. The program was intended to control the threat to livestock. Examples of targeted animals include coyote, cougar, mountain lion, panther, wildcat, bobcat, lynx, and wolf. Records include registers, affidavits, certificates, and statements. Information includes claimant and affiant names; kind of animal; number of scalps; date killed or presented; and number, amount, and date of warrant. The records are also referred to as scalp bounty records.

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Register of Scalp Bounty Claims [Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], vol. 1, 1899-1909 (1 volume).

 

Assessment and Tax Rolls

1851-[ongoing]

Series documents the assessment of real and personal property, the determination of tax liability, and the collection of county taxes. Assessment, tax, and delinquent tax records are variously labeled as rolls, lists, or summaries. Records show property owner; description and value of urban and agricultural land, personal property, and livestock; assessments, equalizations, and taxes due; and notations on payment and delinquency in payment of taxes. Beginning with 1900, counties have only been required to retain permanently those assessment and tax rolls for years ending in "0" and "5."

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assessment Rolls, 1851-1857, 1865 (1 cu.ft.);
Tax Rolls, 1851-1863 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Assessment and Tax Roll, 1908 (1 volume); 1912-1920 (24 volumes);
[Assessment and Tax Roll Index-with gaps-title varies], 1892-1920 (24 volumes);
Assessment Roll, 1858 (1 volume); 1862 (1 volume); 1865 (1 volume); 1873-1911 (105 volumes);
Assessment Roll of Benton County, 1889 (.15 cu.ft.);
Assessment Roll Tax Roll, 1946-1947 (3 volumes);
Assessors Book [Roll], 1863-1864 (2 volumes);
Assess Roll [Assessment], 1859-1861 (3 volumes);
Clerk's Delinquent Tax Roll, 1893 (1 volume);
Delinquent Assessment Roll, 1889-1891 (2 volumes);
Delinquent Assessment Roll of Benton County, 1887-1888 (2 volumes);
Delinquent Tax Ledger, 1891-1896 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax List, 1860-1861 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax Roll, 1894-1895 (3 volumes); 1900 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax Roll of Benton County Oregon, 1883 (1 volume); 1892 (1 volume); 1883-1892 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax Roll of Benton County State of Oregon, 1883-1884 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax Roll School District No. 4 [rolled], 1889 (.05 cu.ft.);
Index to Assessment Roll, 1888 (1 volume);
Sheriffs Assessment Roll, 1890 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Delinquent Tax Roll, 1893 (1 volume);
Tax Collection Register, 1939-1940 (1 volume); 1945-1947 (2 volumes);
Tax Duplicates [Roll], 1857 (1 volume);
Tax Ledger, 1892-1900 (6 volumes);
Tax [Real Property Continuing Tax Roll], ca.1963-ca.1974 (7 inches of microfilm jackets);
Tax Roll, 1861-1864 (4 volumes); 1875 (2 volumes); 1947-1967 (43 reels of microfilm);
Tax [Tax Roll Real Property], ca.1981-1999 (18 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault, Side Room:
Property Tax Roll, 1967-1977 (42 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
[Assessment Roll Summaries], 1970-1979, 1982 (.10 cu.ft.);
Tax Roll, 1857-1864 (19 sheets of microfiche); 1888-1889 (2 sheets of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Assessment and Tax Roll [title varies], 1913 (1 volume); 1918 (1 volume); 1921-1933 (39 volumes); 1935-1945 (36 volumes);
Assessment Roll, 1906 (1 volume);
Assessment Roll [unbound], 1866-1884 (1 cu.ft.);
Benton County Micro-Fiche Assessor [Assessment/Tax Roll], 1974-1984 (7 inches of microfiche);
Index for Tax Roll [title varies], 1921-1947 (30 volumes);
Tax Ledger, 1908 (1 volume);
Tax Roll School District #33 [rolled], 1887 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sunset Building, County Finance and Tax Office:
[Tax Rolls & Composites], 1975-present (7 feet of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Property Owners Tax Roll Court Docket [Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1861 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Web Site:
Assessment Property Account Search Database, 2003-present (Internet).

 

Assumed Business Names Registers

1930-1964

Series documents the registration of business names with the county clerk or recorder. Information includes assumed business name; description of business; filing date; and business owner, notary public, witness, clerk or recorder, and deputy's name. Series may also include an index arranged alphabetically by business name. Businesses which were registered were typically automotive sales, motorcycle repair, merchandise shops, butchers, and feed stores. Since 1964, assumed business names have been filed with the Secretary of State. Assumed business names have been inventoried through 1964. For more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Business Registry Section.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Assumed Business Names [title varies-with index], vol. 1-7, 1930-1964 (7 volumes).

 

Attachment Records

1861-1931

Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Attachment Records, 1861-1896 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Attachment Record [with index], vol. C-D, 1889-1931 (2 volumes).

 

Birth Records

1907-1950

Series documents the recording of births by the county. Records include certificates, affidavits for correction, registers, delayed entry for births and corrected entries. Information includes registration number; child's name, sex, legitimacy, birth date, and birthplace; name, residence, color, age, birthplace, and occupation of father and mother; number of other children born to mother; signature of physician or midwife; filing date; and registrar's signature. Birth records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register births. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Birth records have been inventoried through 1920. For information concerning more recent records, contact the State Registrar. Records may also include delayed birth filings that record birth dates preceding 1903. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Births and Deaths, vol. 2-5, 1915-1929 (4 volumes);
Record of Births, vol. 1, 1907-1915 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Index to Certificates of Birth [also indexes delayed birth records], vol. 1-2, ca.1868-ca.1950 (2 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Benton County Birth Certificates, 1920 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Record of Births Philomath Oregon, 1907-1916 (1 volume).

 

Census Records

1854-1870

Series documents the population, property, and agricultural production of the county. Records may include census rolls and abstracts, farm schedules, abstract of assessment and census, enumeration of inhabitants and industrial products, and enumeration of inhabitants and military enrollment. Information includes number of males and females per age category; head of household; name, age, and gender of household members; occupation and relationship of household members to head of household; and description and value of real and personal property. Information may also include nationality, physical description, birthplace, health, and religion of household members and agricultural production statistics.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Census Rolls and Abstracts, 1856-1858 (3 volumes).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1 [Enumeration of Inhabitants of Benton County], 1854 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at Related Web Sites:
Federal Census Transcriptions [Benton County-scroll], 1860 (US GenWeb Project via censusfinder.com);
Federal Census Transcriptions [Benton County-scroll],1870 (Maracon Productions via censusfinder.com).

 

Circuit Court Case Files

1851-1984

Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Case Files Indexes, no. 1-8457, 1851-1926 (2 volumes);
Circuit Court Case Files, no. 1-11147, 1852-1937 (110 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Divorce Records, 1853-1920 (7 cu.ft.);
Search for 1853-1920 Benton County divorce case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Room 106:
Civil Files and Criminal Files [Circuit Court Case Files], no. 11148-43000, 1937-1983 (181 inches microfiche);
Indexes [Circuit Court], ca.1851-1984 (1.30 inch of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Circuit Court Case Files Security Jackets, no. 11000-26999, 1937-1972 (180 inches of microfilm jackets);
Index to Circuit Court Records Direct [Case Files-title varies], 1853-1984 (3 volumes);
Index to Circuit Court Records Indirect [Case Files-title varies], 1853-1984 (3 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Cir. Ct. Case File Index [Circuit Court], ca.1963-1984 (2 inches of microfilm jackets);
Circuit Court Case Files, no. 27000-43000, 1972-1983 (90 inches of microfilm jackets).

 

Circuit Court Dockets

1861-1946

Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Docket sheets were microfilmed with the circuit court case files for a number of years. See the Circuit Court Case Files series.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Dockets, 1864-1868, 1889-1911 (3 volumes);
Circuit Court Order Book, 1921 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Register [and Docket], no. 4410-12858, 1917-1946 (2 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Registers, 1864-1934 (6 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Docket Circuit Court, vol. 1, 1870-1888 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Register Circuit Court [with index], vol. 3, 1908-1912 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Bar Docket [Circuit Court], 1916 (1 volume);
Court Records Circuit [Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1861 (1 volume);
Fee Book Circuit Court [and Register-with index-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], vol. 1, 1871-1873 (1 volume).

 

Circuit Court Journals

1849-1983

Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Journals, vol. 1-16, 1849-1915 (16 volumes); vol. 27-70, 1933-1972 (44 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Room 106:
[Journal-Circuit Court], vol. 96-136, 1975-1980 (4 inches of microfiche); no. 1.80.001-12.83.889, 1980-1983 (3 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Circuit Court Journal, vol. 96-136, 1975-1980 (4 inches of microfilm jackets); no. 1.80.001-12.83.889, 1980-1983 (6 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Benton County Records Center, Trial Court Storage Room:
Circuit Court Journals, vol. 17-20, 25-26, 31-42, 71-74, 91-95, 1915-1975 (20 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Circuit Court Journal [Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], vol. 35-37, 1950-1953 (2 reels of microfilm).

 

Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings

1854-1978

Series documents the recording of a variety of legal documents filed in the clerk's or recorder's office. These documents were not required to be filed with the clerk and often included filings such as birth and marriage certificates of individuals who were born or married outside of the county but wanted the document to be filed in their county of residence. Other documents include wills, obligation bonds, quit claims, deeds, conveyances, mortgage satisfactions, agreements, charters, partnership dissolutions, contracts, powers of attorney, liens, leases, marriage licenses, military discharges, ministerial certificates, medical personnel licenses, birth and death certificates, and affidavits of publication. Information includes dates filed, name of individual filing, types of action, and volume and page number where recorded. Series may also include alphabetical indexes of individuals filing a recording. Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Miscellaneous Record Clerk [with index], vol. 5, 1943-1961; vol. 6, 1961-1978 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Record [includes two volumes 3 and 4-with index], vol. 1-4, 1892-1945 (6 volumes);
Miscellaneous [Record], vol. A-B, 1854-1880 (2 volumes); vol. D-F [volumes D and E with index], 1854-1882 (3 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Miscellaneous Record Recorder [includes delayed birth records-title varies-with index], vol. 5-9, 1945-1967 (5 volumes);
Miscellaneous [Record], vol. B, 1855-1880 (1 volume).

 

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings

1966-[ongoing]

Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

Since 1987 Clerk's Recordings have been indexed on computer in the Records and Licenses Office.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
[M Series Clerk's Recordings], no. 1-90836, 1966-1978 (80 feet of aperture cards); no. 90837-492722, 1978-present (12 feet of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
M Series [Clerk's Recordings-security], no. 90837-353567, 1978-2003 (15 feet of microfilm jackets);
Security Fiche Originals [Clerk's Recordings], no. 353568-492749, 2003-present (6 feet of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Self Help Area:
Deed Microfilm [actually M Series Clerk's Recordings], no. 90837-454157, 1978-2009 (11 feet of microfiche);
[M Series Clerk's Recordings], no. 1-90836, 1966-1978 (184 reels of microfilm).

 

Corner Survey Records

1885-[ongoing]

Series documents the establishment and/or restoration of survey corners or monuments by the county surveyor or registered land surveyors. Records include maps, field survey restoration notes, historical notes, and indexes. Information includes description of corners; existing markers; descriptions of new markers and any changes made to the locations; property owners; township, range, and section numbers; donation land claim information; date the new markers were set; and surveyor's signatures.

Corner restoration documents include references to surveys dating to the early 1850s.

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Self Help Area:
Corner Restorations [Forms], ca.1910-present (8 inches of microfiche);
Corner Rest. [Restoration-Map Index], ca.1910-present (1 volume);
Old Corner Restoration Book [F. Marion Wilkes], vol. 1, ca.1910-ca.1954 (1 binder).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Vault:
Corner Reestablishement [Cards], 1885-ca.1978 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Corner Restoration Area Index [Visual], n.d. (1 volume);
Corner Rest. [Restoration-title varies], no. 1-4154, 1885-1993 (9 volumes);
Field Books [Corner Restoration], vol. 1-28, 1987-present (28 volumes);
Field Books [Original Corners by F. Marion Wilkes], vol. 3, 1908 (1 volume);
F. Marion Wilkes Corner Rest. [Restoration Record], 1910-1954 (1 volume);
Index Marion Wilkes [Visual Index to Corner Surveys], ca.1910-ca.1954 (1 volume);
Master Copy of the Old Corner Restoration Book [photocopies], vol. 2, 1910-1951 (1 binder).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Benton County Surveys and Plats [Land Surveys and Subdivision Plats-includes some partition plats and corner restoration surveys], n.d.-ca.2010 (.75 cu.ft. of microfilm reels);
Corner Files Duplicates [Restoration Records], n.d. (5 inches of microfilm jackets);
Public Works [Corner Restoration Files], ca.1910-1996 (3 inches of microfilm jackets).

 

Coroner and Inquest Records

1858-1960

Series records the results of the examination of a corpse by the county coroner at the request of the county sheriff. It also documents the proceedings and results of inquests ordered by the district attorney. Reports include date filed; name, age, sex, race, parentage, and birthplace of deceased; date, place, and time of death; names of undertaker and coroner; testimony; and costs. Early reports were narrative accounts detailing the cause of death. After 1900, a standardized form was used for reporting results. Inquest transcripts include coroner and juror names, signatures, and actions; witness names; testimony; and verdict. Coroner and inquest records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Coroner's Reports, 1858-1938, 1941-1960 (2.50 cu.ft.).

 

County Budgets

1917-[ongoing]

Series documents the annual allotment of funds for county government operations as agreed to by the board of commissioners. Information includes total amount of funds budgeted for each office. Later budgets may include organizational charts and a narrative of each county office function.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
[Adopted County Budget], 1977-1978 (1 volume);
Budget [County], 1985-1986 (4 sheets of microfilm jackets); 1989-1990 (12 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Budgets [County-includes related records], 1959-1965 (.50 cu.ft.);
Reports [County Court Records-includes 1917 county budget and reports from various county offices] 1917-1942 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Adopted Budget [County-title varies], 1995-1997 (2 binders);
Benton County Budgets, 1987-1993 (.60 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
[Budget Estimate], 1924 (1 volume).

Records at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Second Floor, Local Documents Area:
Benton County Adopted Budget, 2000-2011 (8 binders).

Records at the Benton County Web Site:
County Budget, 2005-present (Internet).

 

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1850-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Journal, County Business, vol. 1-5, 1867-1897 (5 volumes);
Journal of County Court, vol. C, 1859-1867 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Board of County Commissioners [Journals], 1996-2009 (31 reels of microfilm);
County Court Journals, vol. A-D, 2-77, 1850-1989 (5 inches of microfiche); no. J00001-J16024, 1989-1994 (2 inches of microfiche); no. J16025-J21671, 1994-1995 (3 reels of microfilm);
County Court Journal, vol. 26-28, 1965-1972 (3 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
BOC Minutes [Board of Commissioners], 1964-1985 (1.50 inches of microfilm jackets);
Co. Court Co. Business [County Court County Business Journal], vol. 4, 1886-1892 (1 volume);
County Court Journals, vol. A-D, 2-77, 1850-1989 (9 inches of microfilm jackets); no. J00001-J16024, 1989-1994 (2.50 inches of microfilm jackets);
Proceedings of the County Court [title varies], 1968-1978 (4 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.).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Self Help Area:
[BOC Minutes-Board of Commissioners], 1981 (.25 cu.ft.);
Court Journals [County Administrative], vol. A-B, 1850-1859 (7 sheets of microfiche); vol. 6-77, 1867-1989 (5 inches of microfiche); no. J00001-J11386, 1989-ca.1993 (1 inch of microfiche).

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.);
County Court Journal, County Business [title varies-with index], vol. 6-25, 1897-1965 (20 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
[County Court Journals-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], vol. C-D, 1859-ca.1878 (.50 cu.ft.); vol. 3-5, ca.1878-1897 (.50 inch of microfiche).

Records at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Second Floor, Local Documents Area:
Benton County Public Meeting Minutes [Benton County Board of Commissioners], vol. 2, 2011-present (1 binder).

 

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).

 

County Comprehensive Plans

1969-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and revision of a plan for the use of lands within the county. Series includes plans for transportation, energy, housing, population and economics, public facilities and services, urbanization, natural resources, greenways, recreation, agricultural and forest lands, land capability, resource quality, floodplains, landmarks, historic property, rural community center designation, and natural areas. Each plan includes background information about the subject; supporting documentation such as maps, charts, and diagrams; and a narrative description of each aspect of the plan and how it is to be implemented. Series may also include an overall "comprehensive plan" which contains both historical and current looks at county land practices and defines goals and policies adhered to during the creation and implementation of the plan.

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Community Development Office:
Application Index [Planning Files-includes comprehensive plan amendment, zone text change, and land division information], ca.1979-ca.1991 (.30 cu.ft.);
Dev. Code Comp. Plan Amendments [Development Code and Comprehensive Plan-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 2004-2008 (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.).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Vault:
Historic Comprehensive Plan Maps, 1974 (5 maps).

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 (35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Board of Commissioners Office:
Ordinances [County-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division information], 1978-present (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
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).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault, Side Room:
Sunsetted Ordinances [includes 1980 comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance], 1974-1984 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Comprehensive Plan [Originals-1980 Version], 1980 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Second Floor, Local Documents Area:
Benton County Map Catalog [includes assessor, zoning, urban growth boundary, city, hazard, political, resource, and transportation maps], 1996 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Web Site:
County Comprehensive Plan, n.d.-2007 (Internet);
Development Code [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land development information], ca.1990-present (Internet).

 

County Court Case Files

1859-1938

Series documents the actions of the county court in civil and some criminal cases. Records include complaints, judgments, decrees, summonses, warrants, affidavits, writs, and an index. County court cases include spousal support, employment compensation, satisfaction of judgments, and divorce. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; case type; and filing dates of actions and decrees.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
County Court [Civil Case Files], no. 857-1301, 1912-1932 (3 cu.ft.);
Index County Court Civil Cases [Case Files], 1859-1910 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault, Side Room:
County Court [Civil Case Files], no. 1-856, 1859-1912 (7 cu.ft.);
County Court Civil [Case Files], no. 1302-1321, 1933-1938 (.25 cu.ft.).

 

County Court Judicial Journals

1859-1943

Series records the proceedings of the county court for civil and some criminal cases. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; trial date; memorandum of subsequent proceedings; and fees charged. Cases include citizenship petitions, legal changes to name, commitments, and writs of habeas corpus. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
County Court Docket, 1861-1871 (1 volume);
Docket County Court, vol. 1, 1871-1890 (1 volume);
Journal County Court Civil Business, vol. 2, 1884-1904 (1 volume);
Records County Court Civil Business, vol. 1, 1859-1884 (1 volume);
Records Register of County Court, 1864-1928 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
County Court Journal [Civil Business], vol. 3, 1904-1943 (7 sheets of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
County Court Journal, Civil Business [with index], vol. 3, 1904-1943 (1 volume).

 

County Fair Records

1912-[ongoing]

Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

Records at the Benton County Fairgrounds, Fair Office:
Benton County Fair Exhibitor Books, 1988-present (.50 cu.ft.);
[Fair Board Minutes-includes reports and related records-title varies], 2001-present (1.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Fairgrounds, Gerber Building Storage Loft, Pallets:
Exhibit Books [Benton County Fair Program and Premium List-title varies], 1958-1965, 1967-2010 (1 cu.ft.);
Fair Board [Records-includes minutes-boxed binders], 1986-1998 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Fair [Board Reports and Minutes], 1976-1986 (.25 cu.ft.);
Fair Slides from Past Fairs [County-includes photographic slides and prints], 1986-1988 (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
[Benton County Fair Guide-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1981 (1 volume);
Benton County Fair Premium List, 1937 (1 volume);
[Minutes of Board Meetings-County Fair-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1912, 1915-1916 (1 volume).

 

County Officials Reports

1917-1942

Series reports the activities of county officials to the county court or board of county commissioners. Series may include reports by the treasurer, surveyor, clerk, roadmaster, assessor, sheriff, school superintendent, and county nurse or doctor. Reports summarize the activities of county officials and their staff as they perform their official duties.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Reports [County Court Records-includes 1917 county budget and reports from various county offices] 1917-1942 (1 cu.ft.).

 

Death Records

1907-1948

Series documents the recording of deaths in the county. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes registration number; place and date of death; name, sex, color, birth date and place, age, and marital status of the deceased; names and birthplaces of parents; primary and contributory cause of death; physician, registrar, and informant signatures; filing date; and date and place of burial. Death records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register deaths. County death records have been inventoried through 1920. Access to death records is restricted for 50 years following the date of death by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096. Contact the Oregon State Archives for access to state death certificates that are more than 50 years old. Contact the Oregon Center for Health Statistics for access to more recent death certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Births and Deaths, vol. 2-5, 1915-1929 (4 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Index to Death Certificates, 1907-1948 (1 volume);
Record of Deaths, vol. 1, 1907-1915 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Benton County Death Certificates, 1920 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Record of Deaths Philomath Oregon, 1907-1916 (1 volume).

 

Deeds and Indexes

1854-1987

Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quit claim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.

Beginning in 1966, deeds were numbered and microfilmed along with other records as part of the M Series Clerk's Recordings. Deeds have been indexed on computer since 1987. See the Clerk and Recorder Official Filings series.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Deeds [Record], vol. Q-Z, 27-28, 1882-1891 (12 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Benton County Deeds, 1898-1959 (.50 cu.ft.);
Deed Record, vol. E-P, 1858-1885 (12 volumes);
Deeds Direct Indirect [Indexes], ca.1854-ca.1987 (24 inches of microfilm jackets);
Deeds [title varies], vol. 29-38, 1891-1900 (10 volumes);
General Index, Direct and Indirect, vol. A, 1892-1898 (2 volumes);
Index to Deeds, Direct and Indirect, vol. 1-3, 1854-1892 (3 volumes);
Index to Deeds, Grantee, vol. 1-2, 1854-1916 (2 volumes);
Index to Deeds, Grantor, vol. 1-2, 1854-1916 (2 volumes);
Mortgage and Deed Books [Deed Record], vol. A-Z, 27-121, 1854-1948 (30 inches of microfilm jackets);
Records [Deeds], vol. A-D, 1854-1858 (4 volumes);
Sheriff's Deeds [Tax Sale], vol. 39, 1898-1901 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Deed Books, vol. A-Z, 27-110, 1854-1946 (15 inches of microfiche);
Deed Index Direct & Indirect, 1854-1984 (14 inches of microfiche);
Deed Records, vol. 109-202, 1945-1966 (94 volumes);
Index to Deeds, Direct, 1985-1987 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds, Indirect, 1985-1987 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Benton County Deeds [trifolded], 1960-1981 (.50 cu.ft.);
Deed Record [title varies], vol. 40-41, ca.1901-ca.1903 (2 volumes); vol. 62-64, 1916-1918 (3 volumes); vol. 66-108, 1918-1945 (43 volumes);
[Index to Deeds Direct], ca.1854-ca.1984 (3.70 cu.ft.);
Index to Deeds Indirect, ca.1854-ca.1984 (3.70 cu.ft.).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Self Help Area:
Deed Microfilm, vol. A-B, 1854-1857 (9 sheets of microfiche); vol. 40-110, 1900-1945 (4 inches of microfiche);
[Deed Record], vol. 111-202, ca.1946-1966 (29 reels of microfilm);
Direct-Indirect [Deed Indexes], 1854-1984 (14 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Deed Records [Index-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], ca.1860 (1 volume);
Deeds [Miscellaneous-includes some homestead patents-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], ca.1866-ca.1920 (1.10 cu.ft.).

 

Delayed Birth Records

1862-1972

Series documents birth records generated by a court in response to a petition. Records may include petitions, decrees or orders, affidavits of correction, registers, and certificates. If the information provided with the petition met the requirements of the court, a decree was issued that served as a legal birth document. Most petitions were filed decades after the actual birth. They were filed in the county of residence at the time of petition, not necessarily in the county of birth. Dates listed in brackets document the range of actual birth dates. Date ranges for court actions such as petitions and decrees are also included. See the Oregon Historical Records Index to search for entries from related delayed birth certificates and evidences previously held by the Oregon Health Division. Also see Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Journal Record of Births [Delayed Birth Registrations-documents births from 1862 to 1935], 1943-1962 (2 volumes);
Search for 1862-1901 Benton County delayed birth records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Index to Certificates of Birth [also indexes delayed birth records], vol. 1-2, ca.1868-ca.1950 (2 volumes);
Miscellaneous Record Recorder [includes delayed birth records-title varies-with index], vol. 5-9, 1945-1967 (5 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Birth Records [Affidavits for Correction of a Birth Record-documents births from ca.1907-ca.1943], 1942-1945 (1 volume);
Corrections of Birth Records by Affidavits [documents births from ca.1907-ca.1936], 1940-1943 (1 volume);
Delayed Entry of Births [Certificates-documents births from ca.1867-ca.1936], no. 9-143, 1940-1942 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
[Decree of Birth Reg. Birth Petitions Correction of Birth Records-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1948-1972 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Delayed Birth Certificates Decrees for Registration of Birth-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1939-1948 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Dower Records

1865-1879

Series documents the division of property to be awarded to the widow or widower of a deceased spouse as determined by commissioners appointed by the county court. Information includes a description of the division of land based on survey results, commissioners' names, and report and recording dates. Reports may also include surveyor's names and fees charged.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Admeasurement of Dower, 1865-1879 (1 volume).

 

Election Poll Books

1856, 1900-1914

Series documents the registration of voters and the compilation of election results. Records may include the election poll books and/or the election voter register. Information includes elector's name and party affiliation, and in some cases, physical description, occupation, naturalization information, and names of parents and spouse. Election poll books and voter registration records have been inventoried through 1930. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
File Book No. 1 Blanks B Oregon Registration [Voter], 1900 (1 volume);
General Register, 1910 (1 volume); 1912 (1 volume);
Official Register of Elections, 1914 (1 volume);
Official Register of Electors, 1900 (1 volume); 1902-1904 (1 volume); 1908 (1 volume);
[Official Register of Electors], 1906 (1 volume);
Ward Poll Book [Wards 1-3, Corvallis; Ward 14, Bellfountain; Ward 15, Monroe; Ward 16, West Philomath-title varies], 1913 (6 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
[Poll Book-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records, Box 5], 1856 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Election Voting Abstracts

1851-1971

Series documents the tabulation and reporting of election results for the county. Records include voting abstracts and the record of election. Information includes election date; precinct name and number; office; precinct and total votes; victory margin; winning candidate; county clerk, board of canvasser, and justice of the peace signatures; ballot number; summation of votes; and election board's decision. Election voting abstracts have been inventoried through 1960. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Clerk Election Returns, 1851 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Abstract of Votes, 1852-1934 (2.80 cu.ft.);
Records of Elections, vol. 1-6, 1908-1971 (6 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
[Abstract of Votes-with gaps-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records, Box 5], 1852-1862, 1884 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Web Site:
Benton County Abstracts of Vote, 1852-1899 (Internet).

 

Farm Name Registration Records

1911-1959

Series documents the application for and registration of farm names with the county clerk or recorder. Records may include registers, original applications, or certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; farm name, location, and description; and date and number of application and final application. Series may also include an index arranged either alphabetically by name of owner or by farm name. Farm name records have been inventoried through 1964.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Register of Farm Names, vol. 1, 1911-1956 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault, Side Room:
Farm Registration [Records], 1911-1920 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
[Certificate of Farm Name-Stubs-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records, Box 5], 1911-1959 (1 volume).

 

Federal Land Grant Records

1853-1995

Series records ownership of county lands obtained from the federal government. Series includes records of land grants administered under a variety of federal programs such as donation land claims and homesteads. Donation land claims are the most common type of federal land grant in Oregon that is documented in this inventory project. Donation land claims resulted from an act of the 1850 Congress under which citizens of the United States, or those who filed a declaration of intention prior to December 1, 1850 and had resided upon or cultivated the land for four consecutive years, were granted a specified amount of acreage in the Oregon Territory. Donation land claims were unique in that acreage granted to married couples was divided evenly. Half of the acreage was placed in the husband's name while the other half was placed in the wife's name. Records include plats, indexes, and survey notes. Information includes township, range, and section numbers, names of donation land claim holders and claim numbers, claim dates, acreage, and descriptions of surveys.

Under the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers were given 160 acres of land in the public domain if they built a home on the land, resided there for five years, and cultivated the land. A complete homestead entry file includes such documents as the homestead application, homestead proof, and final certificate authorizing the claimant to obtain a land patent.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Federal Land Patents [Homestead], 1873-1914 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Self Help Area:
DLC Index [Donation Land Claim-Map and Alphabetical Index], ca.1853-n.d. (1 volume);
GLO Notes [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Survey Notes and Plats], ca.1855-ca.1995 (3 inches of microfiche);
GLO Plats [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Survey Plats], 1852-1997 (1 volume).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Vault:
Donation Land Claims & Township Plats Benton Co. [Record], 1858 (1 volume);
Government Field Notes Donation Land Claim [transcribed], vol. 1-4, ca.1853-ca.1859 (4 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Deeds [Miscellaneous-includes some homestead patents-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], ca.1866-ca.1920 (1.10 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Search Land Patents [includes patent and legal land descriptions and some document images], ca.1864-ca.1957 (BLM GLO Web site).

 

Foreclosure Records

1883-1934

Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Delinquent Tax Roll Record [Tax Sales-with index], 1883-1901 (1 volume);
Register of Delinquent Receipts [Tax Sales], vol. 1, 1908-1934 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Deeds [Tax Sale], vol. 39, 1898-1901 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Sale Record, vol. 1, 1896-1908 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Delinquency Certificates [Foreclosure], no. 401-600, 1912-1917 (2 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Delinquent Tax Sales [Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1883-1899 (1 volume).

 

Health and Human Services Records

1934-[ongoing]

Series documents the activities of the county health and human services programs operated by the county. Series includes narrative or statistical monthly, quarterly, and annual reports or minutes discussing program goals, objectives, and accomplishments. Program areas include public and mental health; juvenile services; adult and family services; women, infant, and child (WIC) services; alcohol and drug abuse; and developmental disabilities. In 1994 the name of the Children and Youth Services Commission was changed to the Commission on Children and Families.

Minutes and related records of the Benton County Commission on Children and Families dating from 1995 to the present are believed to exist but the location was not verified in this inventory. Contact the Board of County Commissioners Office for more information.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Minutes Old Age Pension Commission [with index], vol. 1, 1934-1936 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Public Service Building, Health Department Administrative Assistant's Office:
ADMHAC/MHADDAC [Alcohol, Other Drug, and Mental Health Advisory Committee Records-changed to Mental Health, Addictions, and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee in 2008-includes minutes], 2008-2011 (1 binder);
ADMHAC Minutes [Alcohol, Other Drug, and Mental Health Advisory Committee Records], 2001 (1 binder); 2002-2007 (1 binder);
Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee [Records-includes minutes], 1986-1997 (1 binder);
Mental Health Citizens Advisory Board [Records-includes minutes], 1985-1993 (1 binder); 1995-1997 (1 binder);
MHADDAC [Mental Health, Addictions, and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee Records-includes minutes], 2012-present (1 binder).

Records at the Benton County Public Service Building, Public Health Committee Support Staff Office:
Advisory Board Minutes [Public Health Planning and Advisory Committee Minutes], 1991-present (.60 cu.ft.);
Public Health Planning and Advisory Committee Minutes, 1996-present (2 binders).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Board of Health Agendas, Minutes, and Resolutions [accession #2004-90], 1991-2000 (ca..50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Second Floor, Local Documents Area:
Benton County Health, Juvenile, and Commission on Children and Families Integration Team Minutes [includes related records], 1995-1996 (1 binder);
Benton County Public Meeting Minutes-Health [Commission on Children and Families Minutes], vol. 4, 2008-2010 (1 binder);
Benton County Public Meeting Minutes-Health [Mental Health, Addictions, and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee], vol. 8, 2008-2010 (1 binder);
Benton County Public Meeting Minutes-Health [Public Health Planning and Advisory Committee Minutes], vol. 8, 2007-2010 (1 binder).

Records at the Benton County Web Site:
Commission on Children and Families Meeting Summaries, 2008 (Internet).

 

Insane Commitment Records

1865-[ongoing]

Series documents the examination, commitment, and release of mentally ill persons to and from the state's mental institutions. Series contains statements of complaint and commitment recorded by the county clerk or recorder and includes petitions to have an individual committed; physicians certification that an individual is insane; delivery warrants authorizing a county official (usually the sheriff) to take the individual to the state hospital; patient discharges; paroles or transfers; indexes; and correspondence. Information includes patient and family names, date committed, reason, physical description, and a brief family history. This series may also be known as the Insane Record, Mental Illness Record, and Mentally Ill and Feeble Minded Record. By 1968, in most counties, the commitment of the mentally ill or deficient had become the responsibility of the circuit court. Access to these records may be restricted for 75 years by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Insane Record [title varies-with index], vol. 2-8, 1904-1971 (7 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Evidence Vault:
Mental [Commitment Case Files-title varies], no. M001-M120011, 1971-present (21 cu.ft.);
Mental Illness Index [Case Files], 1971-1997 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Commitment of Insanity [Documents-title varies-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], ca.1865-ca.1900 (.20 cu.ft.).

 

Judgment and Execution Records

1852-1936

Series records official decisions by the court and subsequent instructions to the sheriff to recover costs and awards related to debt, divorce, and other civil cases. The record serves as the official notice of the existence of a lien. Information includes title and case number; names of plaintiff, creditor, defendant, debtor, and attorney; amount of judgment; description of property levied on; writ of execution; disposition of case; decisions on appeals; dates docketed and satisfied; and volume and page numbers where recorded. Records may include judgment dockets, execution dockets, and fee books. Judgment and execution records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Execution Dockets, 1852-1856, 1895-1933 (2 volumes);
Judgment Docket, 1852-1861 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Circuit Court Judgement Docket, vol. A, 1860-1863 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Judgement Docket [U.S. District Court, vol. A, 1855-1856 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Judgment Book, 1863-1865 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Judgment Docket [with index], vol. B, 1860-1875 (1 volume);
County Court Judgement Docket, vol. A, 1859-1880 (1 volume); vol. A1, 1855-1859 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket Circuit Court, 1860-1895 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket [Circuit Court], vol. C-E, 1875-1929 (3 volumes);
Judgment Docket County Court, 1860-1895 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket County Court [alphabetical], ca.1883-ca.1936 (1 volume);
[Judgment Docket Index], ca.1855-1905 (1 volume).

 

Justice Court Dockets

1874-1948

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Justice Court Order Book [District no. 20], 1921-1929 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Docket Justice Court Precinct # 2 [Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1874-1880 (1 volume);
Justice Court Journal [District 10, Philomath-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1896-1916 (1 volume);
Justice Court Kings Valley [Record-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1894-1916 (1 volume);
Justice Court Philomath [Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1872-1900 (1 volume); 1889-1895 (1 volume);
Small Claims Docket [Justice Court-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1922-1948 (1 volume).

 

Land Subdivision Records

1851-[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.

The BentonMaps Web site provides a user interface to view and query tax lot, zoning, survey documents, subdivision and partition plats, addressing, aerial photography, topography, and other digital map layers (GIS data). It also links to scanned images of assessment maps, survey plats, and subdivision and partition plats.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Index Plats Subdivision Cemetery [includes partitions], 1851-present (1 binder);
Index to Town Plats and Cemetery Plats, vol. 1, 1851-ca.1959 (1 volume);
Partition Plats, 1990-1991 (11 sheets of microfiche);
[Plat Book Index], 1851-1980 (2 sheets of microfiche);
Plats [Partition], 1998-2000 (1 volume); 2001-2003 (1 volume); 2004-2006 (1 volume); 2007-2008 (1 volume); 2009-2011 (1 volume); 2012-present (1 volume);
Plats [Subdivision], vol. 1-8, 1851-1980 (4 inches of microfiche); vol. 10, 1998-2006 (1 volume); vol. 11, 2007-2011 (1 volume);
Record of Town Plats [Subdivision], vol. 9, 1992-1998 (1 volume);
[Subdivision Plats], vol. 1-5, ca.1851-1959 (ca.360 plats).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Benton County Surveys and Plats [Land Surveys and Subdivision Plats-includes some partition plats and corner restoration surveys], n.d.-ca.2010 (.75 cu.ft. of microfilm reels);
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);
Minor Land Partitions [Case Files-with index], ca.1975-ca.1980 (1 inch of microfilm jackets);
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);
Plats [Partition], 1990-1991 (31 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Plats [Subdivision], vol. 1-8, 1851-1980 (6 inches of microfilm jackets);
Subdivision Aperture Cards, n.d. (9 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Community Development Office:
Application Index [Planning Files-includes comprehensive plan amendment, zone text change, and land division information], ca.1979-ca.1991 (.30 cu.ft.);
Cross-Reference Cards Legal Description [indexes subdivisions and other land actions], ca.1979-ca.1987 (.30 cu.ft.);
Development Code [Ordinances-includes zoning and land division information], 1990-present (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);
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.);
Subdivision Index Cards, ca.1912-1979 (.05 cu.ft.);
Subdivision Plats, ca.1851-ca.1980 (8 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Self Help Area:
Subdivision [Plats], 1851-1998 (20 inches of microfiche and aperture cards).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Vault:
[Partition Plats], 1990-present (ca.1000 plats);
[Subdivision Plats], 1851-present (ca.1500 plats).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Rotating Files Cabinet:
[Road Vacation Records-includes subdivisions], ca.1986-present (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Public Works Storage Building, Second Floor Community Development Area:
Misc. Planning Files [Miscellaneous], 1987-1991 (1 cu.ft.);
Oversize Documents [Planning Files], 1971-1977 (1 cu.ft.);
Planning Files [includes subdivision and partition case files, comprehensive plan amendments, zoning text changes, and other actions-title varies], 1995-2002 (35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Board of Commissioners Office:
Ordinances [County-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division information], 1978-present (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Partitions [Case Files-Surveyor], 1990-1999 (6 cu.ft.);
Plat Book [Partition], 1994-1995 (1 volume);
Record of Partition Plats, 1990-1993 (1 volume);
Record of Plats, vol. 6-8, 1960-1991 (3 volumes);
Record of Town Plats, vol. 9, 1992-1998 (1 volume);
Town and Cemetery Plats [actually partition plats], 1996-1998 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Town Plats [Benton County Transfer 2006 Records-with index], vol. 2, 1884-1892 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Web Site:
Development Code [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land development information], ca.1990-present (Internet).

 

Land Title Registers

1865-1971

Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in the Deeds and Indexes series.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Torrens Registry [Land Registration Records], 1904-1917 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Assessors City Ownership Book, vol. 1, 1900-ca.1950 (1 volume);
Assessors City Tract Ownership [Record], vol. 2, ca.1920-ca.1958 (1 volume);
Certificate of Title Register [no. 1-855], vol. 1-2, 1904-1971 (2 volumes);
City Ownership [Record], vol. 2-3, ca.1865-ca.1925 (2 volumes);
Index to City Lot Ownership Book, n.d. (1 volume);
Index to Present Owner Book Farm Lands, n.d. (2 volumes);
Index to Registered Lands, Direct and Indirect, 1902-1948 (1 volume);
Land Index, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Land Registration Docket, 1902-1908 (1 volume);
Land Registration Docket, vol. 1, 1904-1915 (1 volume);
Present Owner Book, ca. 1881 (1 volume);
Reception Record Land Titles, vol. 1, 1908-1971 (1 volume);
Torrens Registry of Title, 1904-1971 (12 reels of microfilm);
Town Lot Index, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Tract Index Lands, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume).

 

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1855-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

The BentonMaps Web site provides a user interface to view and query tax lot, zoning, survey documents, subdivision and partition plats, addressing, aerial photography, topography, and other digital map layers (GIS data). It also links to scanned images of assessment maps, survey plats, and subdivision and partition plats.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Willamette River Greenway Preliminary [Report-includes maps], 1975 (2 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Benton County Assessors' Maps, vol. 2, 4, ca.1993 (2 binders).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
[Assessment Maps], n.d. (2 volumes);
[Assessment Maps-with index], ca. 1974 (ca.100 maps);
Benton Government Center [Plans-rolled], 1975 (ca.30 drawings).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Vault:
Assessors Maps [Rolled], ca.1984-ca.1988 (.50 cu.ft.);
Courthouse [County Courthouse Plans], 1977 (ca.50 drawings);
Donation Land Claims & Township Plats Benton Co., 1858 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Benton County Oregon, 1962 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Flat Maps-includes topographic, soils, wetlands, flood insurance, cities, communities, etc.], ca.1947-ca.1991 (ca.200 maps);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes Oregon State University, school bus routes, soils, railroads, contours, city boundaries, etc.], ca.1944-ca.1981 (ca.150 maps);
Pacific Highway West BPA [Bonneville Power Administration Transmission Line Maps], 1939-1968 (1 binder);
Revenue Forest Cover Type Maps [Vegetation-rolled], ca.1971 (1 cu.ft.);
Township Plats [shows land ownership], ca.1897-ca.1917 (1 volume).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Self Help Area:
Addresses [Maps-includes only county residences outside of cities], 1988-present (11 volumes);
Metsker's Atlas of Benton County Oregon, 1929 (1 volume); 1962 (1 volume); n.d. (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Hanging Maps-includes soils, earthquake hazard, flood hazard, contour, Bonneville Power Administration, etc.], ca.1969-present (ca.150 maps).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Community Development Office:
Flood Insurance Rate Map [Federal Emergency Management Agency-Benton County], 2011 (.35 cu.ft.);
Floodplain and Floodway Maps, Historic Resources Inventory, School, Fire, and Road Districts [Maps], ca,1972-ca.1986 (1 volume).

Records at the Sunset Building, Assessment Office Lobby Cabinet:
[Assessor Maps], vol. 1-18, n.d.-present (18 volumes).

Records at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Second Floor, Local Documents Area:
Benton County Map Catalog [includes assessor, zoning, urban growth boundary, city, hazard, political, resource, and transportation maps], 1996 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
[Original Benton County Courthouse Specifications-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1855 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District Warehouse, Front Office, Benton County Records Cabinet:
Metsker's Atlas of Benton County Oregon, 1962 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Web Site:
Assessment Maps, n.d. (Internet);
Election Maps, n.d.-present (Internet);
Natural Areas and Parks Maps [includes parks, trails, roads, and some aerial photomaps], n.d. (Internet);
Riparian and Wetlands Maps, n.d. (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Marks and Brands Records

1852-1952

Series documents the registration of marks and brands by livestock owners and logging interests in order to clearly establish ownership. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; diagram of animal showing location and style of mark and brand; written description of mark and brand; and filing date. Types of livestock registered include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Log brands are also documented.

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Brand Book [Harriet Moore Collection 1994-038-with index], 1852-1886 (1 volume);
[Certificate of Registration of Marks and Brands-unbound-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records-with index], 1948-1952 (1 volume);
Stock Marks and Brands [Benton County Transfer 2006 Records-with index], vol. 2, 1852-1948 (1 volume).

 

Marriage Records

1850-1978

Series documents the recording of marriages by the county and includes applications, marriage certificates and licenses, and indexes to marriage records. Information includes the names and residences of bride and groom; justice of the peace, minister, or name of individual officiating; fees charged; date filed; volume and page numbers where recorded; certificate number; date and place of marriage; and signatures of witnesses and county officials. Beginning in 1906, marriages have been officially registered with the state of Oregon. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Marriage records have been inventoried through 1960.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Benton County Marriage Applications, 1931-1945 (3 reels of microfilm);
Benton County Marriage Certificates, 1852-1945 (12 reels of microfilm);
Benton County Marriage Records [with index], vol. A, 1852-1861 (1 reel of microfilm); vol. D, 1868-1876 (1 reel of microfilm);
Marriage Certificates, 1885-1929 (3 cu.ft.);
Search for 1885-1929 Benton County marriage records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Index to Marriage Records, vol. 1, 1852-1978 (1 volume);
Marriage Applications [includes medical certificates], 1931-1960 (3 inches of microfiche);
Marriage Certificates, vol. A-D, 5-16, 1852-1961 (3 inches of microfiche);
Marriage Record Index, 1852-1978 (.35 inch of microfiche);
Records [Marriage], vol. D, 1868-1876 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Marriage Applications [includes medical certificates], 1931-1960 (3 inches of microfilm jackets);
Marriage Books, vol. D, 1868-1876 (7 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Marriage Certificates, 1852-1884 (1 cu.ft.); vol. A-D, 5-16, 1852-1961 (5 inches of microfilm jackets);
Marriage Records [Index], 1852-1878 (.50 inch microfilm jackets);
Marriage Record [with index], vol. A-C, 1852-1868 (3 volumes); vol. 5-16, 1876-1961 (12 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Benton County Marriages [Searchable Database], 1850-1945 (US GenWeb Project).

 

Medical Profession Registration Records

1887-1971

Series documents the registration of individuals in compliance with the requirements of relevant Oregon boards of examiners to practice a medical profession in the state. Professions registered include physicians, surgeons, osteopaths, naturopaths, dentists, nurses, druggists, chiropractors, chiropodists, optometrists, and veterinarians. Records include registers, certificates, and licenses. Information includes name of registrant; name of school; graduation date; names of members of the examining board; licensing and recording dates; and licensing or registration numbers.

Also see the Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings series for more medical profession licensing records.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Applications to Register Physicians Druggists [trifolded], 1887-1915 (.15 cu.ft.);
Optometry Record [with index], vol. 1, 1905-1971 (1 volume);
Register Physicians and Surgeons [includes chiropractors, naturopaths, hearing aid fitters and dealers, podiatrists, dentists, veterinarians, osteopaths, and chiropodists-with index], vol. 1, 1889-1970 (1 volume);
Register Physicians Druggists & Dentists [with index], 1887-1890 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Record of Dentists' Certificates [Benton County Transfer 2006 Records-with index], vol. 1, 1899-1953 (1 volume).

 

Military Records

1920-1972

Series lists those eligible for military service and records the discharge dates of those who served in the military. Series includes eligibility, enlistment, discharge registers, or muster rolls, and may include alphabetical indexes. Information includes name of individual serving or eligible for service; enlistment and discharge dates and codes; residences at birth and enlistment; occupations and ages at time of enlistment; branches of service served; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical conditions, education and type of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge.

After 1972, Military Discharges were microfilmed and recorded as part of the M Series Clerk's Recordings. See the Clerk and Recorder Official Filings series.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Index to U.S. Service Discharge Records, vol. 1, 1945-1972 (1 volume);
Record of Discharges, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines [with index], vol. 1-3, 1920-1945 (3 volumes);
Service Discharges [Military], vol. 4-23, 1945-1972 (20 volumes).

 

Mining Claim Records

1867-[ongoing]

Series documents actions filed with the county related to mineral interest claims. Types of actions include mineral rights and royalty assignments, mineral interest claims, lease releases, interest stipulations, corrections, bills of sale and conveyance assignments, and location notices. Information includes names of involved parties; action types and dates; and volume and page numbers. The series may also include copies of claim location notices giving descriptions and details of individual claims.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Mining Claims [Records-with index], vol. 1, 1867-1947 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Mortgage Records

1854-1987

Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.

Beginning in 1966, mortgages were numbered and microfilmed with deeds and other records as part of the M Series Clerk's Recordings. See the Clerk and Recorder Official Filings Series. Mortgages have been indexed on computer since 1987.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Index to Mortgages Direct, 1985-1987 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, 1985-1987 (1 volume);
Mortgage Index Direct and Indirect, ca.1854-1984 (11 inches of microfiche);
Mortgage Records, vol. 33-80, 1917-1947 (3 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Deeds Direct Indirect [Mortgage Index], 1856-1984 (16 inches of microfilm jackets);
Index to Mortgages Direct, 1874-1896 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, 1874-1896 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Mortgagee, 1854-1916 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Mortgagor, 1854-1916 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record, vol. C-Z, 27-32, 1868-1917 (30 volumes); vol. 81-172, 1947-1966 (92 volumes);
Mortgages and Deeds [Mortgage Record], vol. 33-80 (5 inches of microfilm jackets);
Mortgages Direct [Index], 1856-1984 (9 volumes);
Mortgages Indirect [Index], 1856-1984 (9 volumes);
Records [Mortgage], vol. B, 1859-1868 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Mortgage Record, vol. 33-80, 1917-1947 (48 volumes).

 

Naturalization Certificates

1864-1974

Series documents the granting of United States citizenship to petitioners. Records include applications, witness affidavits, court findings granting or denying citizenship, certificates, and indexes. Declarations of intention may also be included. Information includes name, age, and residence of applicant; applicant's dependents; date of filing of declarations of intention and petitions; and volume and page numbers where papers are recorded.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Citizen Certificates, 1903-1906 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Certificates of Naturalization [Stubs], 1912-1925 (4 volumes);
Index to Naturalizations [indexes declarations of intention, petitions, and certificates], ca.1864-ca.1950 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Citizenship [Naturalization Certificate Stubs-alphabetical], ca.1939-ca.1974 (.25 cu.ft.).

 

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1851-1975

Series documents the process taken by applicants for United States citizenship in declaring their intention to become United States citizens. Information may include applicant's name, age, physical description, place and date of birth, method of immigration, date and port of entry, names and ages of wife and children, and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Declarations of intention may also be attached to naturalization petitions or naturalization certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1889-1928 (3 volumes);
Search for 1903-1929 Benton County naturalization records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Declaration of Intention [title varies], 1928-1975 (3 volumes);
Index to Naturalizations [indexes declarations of intention, petitions, and certificates], ca.1864-ca.1950 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault, Side Room:
Declaration of Intention Citizenship, 1851-1906 (.45 cu.ft.).

 

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1864-1975

Series documents the application for United States citizenship by aliens. Information includes name, residence, and occupation of applicants; place and date of birth; emigration place, date, and vessel; declaration of intention dates; name, birthplace, and birth date of dependents; and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Accompanying the petitions are witness and petitioner affidavits, oaths of allegiance, court orders admitting or denying citizenship, declarations of intention, depositions, and certificates of arrival.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Naturalization Petitions and Records, 1908-1929 (2 volumes);
Search for 1903-1929 Benton County naturalization records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Court Orders [Naturalization], no. 1-103, 1931-1975 (2 volumes);
Index to Naturalizations [indexes declarations of intention, petitions, and certificates], ca.1864-ca.1950 (1 volume);
List of Naturalizations [refers to county and circuit court journals], 1866-1939 (1 volume);
Naturalization Circuit Court [Interrogatories in Depositions of Witnesses], ca.1951-1971 (1 volume);
Petitions for Naturalization [title varies-some with index], no. 143-967, 1930-1975 (7 volumes);
Repatriations [Naturalization Record], 1942-1944 (1 volume);
Transferred Petitions [Naturalization], 1947-1968 (1 volume).

 

Pension and Relief Records

1879-1936

Series documents financial assistance approved by the county court for widows, mothers, dependent children, orphans, the elderly, and indigents. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. Because the provision of relief became primarily a state and federal function in the 1930s, records are inventoried through 1939.

Pension records have also been recorded in the County Court Journals. See the County Court Judicial Journals series.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Minutes Old Age Pension Commission [with index], 1934-1936 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
[Pauper and Poor Relief Applications-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1879-1886 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Planning Commission Minutes

1964-[ongoing]

Series documents the discussions and activities of the county planning commission as recorded in the minutes and agendas. Topics discussed include the creation, amendment, and appeal of zoning ordinances and county land use laws; county comprehensive plans; and election or appointment of planning commission members.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
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);
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);
Planning Comm. Minutes [Commission], 1964-1990 (4 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Community Development Office:
Old Planning Commission Minutes on Reels, 1964-1979 (3 reels of microfilm);
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).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Planning Commission Documents Annual Sets [includes minutes, exhibits, memoranda, correspondence, reports, and related records], 1991-2009 (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Self Help Area:
P.C. Minutes [Planning Commission], 1980-1982 (.50 inch of microfiche).

Records at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Second Floor, Local Documents Area:
Benton County Public Meeting Minutes-Planning [Planning Commission Minutes-includes related records], vol. 5, 2009-2010 (1 binder).

 

Prisoner Registers

1886-1966

Series tracks individuals incarcerated in the county jail. Information includes prisoner identification number; date entered; name, address, age, birth date, height and weight, eye and hair color, and nationality of prisoner; arrest date; arresting officer; crime committed; sentence; bail; court; release date; and remarks. Prisoner registers, which may also be referred to as jail lists, have been inventoried through 1965. Access to portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
[Jail Register], 1892-1908 (1 volume);
Jail Register, vol. 2-3, 1952-1966 (2 volumes);
[Register of Prisoners Confined in the County Jail], 1886-1952 (1 volume).

 

Probate Case Files

1850-[ongoing]

Series documents actions taken on probate cases brought before the county, district, or circuit court for settlement. Records include wills, receipts, claims, vouchers, petitions to sell, notices of annual accounting, final estate accounting reports, appraiser's affidavits, bills of sale, inventories, fee bills, appraisals, administrator and appointment certificates, and appraiser oaths. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Index to Estates, vol. 1-2, 1850-1929 (2 volumes);
Probate Case Files, no. 1-806, 1850-1901 (14 cu.ft.);
Search for 1850-1898 Benton County probate case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Room 101:
[Open Probate Case Files], no. PB9517-12.40091, 1970-present (15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Room 106:
Indexes [Probate Case Files and Journals], ca.1880-1984 (.50 inch of microfiche);
Probate [Case Files], no. 807-8657, 1898-1986 (56 inches of microfiche);
[Small Estates Case Files], no. SE1-SE368, 1973-1991 (.50 inch microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Room 104/106 Vault:
[Probate Case Files-includes small estates], no. 01.40000-12.40092, 2001-present (50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Probate Files [Case], no. 807-8657, 1898-1986 (12 feet of microfilm jackets);
Probate Files [Small Estate Cases], no. SE1-SE368, 1973-1991 (.50 inch of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Index to Probate Court Records and Files [Probate Case Files and Journals], vol. 1, ca.1893-ca.1978 (1 volume);
[Probate Case Files], no. 97.40000-00.04191, 1997-2000 (19 cu.ft.);
[Probate Index], ca.1860-1984 (1 inch of microfiche jackets).

Records at the Benton County Records Center, Trial Court Storage Room:
[Probate Case Files], no. 87.0000-96.40190, 1987-1996 (39 cu.ft.);
Small Estates [Case Files], no. SE370-SE479, 1991-1993 (.75 cu.ft.).

 

Probate Estate Records

1850-1930

Series documents information recorded about estates probated in the county or circuit courts. Information includes deceased party's name; recording and death dates; residence; name and address of executors, administrators, or trustees; estimated values of real and personal property; inventory and appraisal dates; the estate's value according to the appraisals and to the county court; and the names and relationship of heirs. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Index to Estates, vol. 1-2, 1850-1929 (2 volumes);
Probate Estate Records, 1864-1892, 1904-1930 (2 volumes).

 

Probate Registers

1850-1987

Series records the actions taken by the county's probate court. Information includes case numbers, estate or deceased's name, administrator's or executor's name, dates and types of papers filed, and memoranda and court orders listed by dates of appointment of administrator or executor. Series may also be referred to as probate journals, dockets, or records of actions. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. In 1986 circuit courts with probate jurisdiction began recording basic case information on the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN). This network functionally replaced probate dockets and journals previously maintained by the courts. The transition to full use of OJIN by all circuit courts in Oregon took approximately two years. Contact the trial court administrator for access to OJIN. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Benton County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1987.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Probate Journals, 1850-1972 (62 volumes);
Probate Record of Actions, 1852-1857 (1 volume);
Probate Registers, 1852-1922 (4 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Room 106:
Indexes [Probate Case Files and Journals], ca.1880-1984 (.50 inch of microfiche);
[Journal-Probates], vol. 60-70, 1972-1979 (1 inch of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Probate Journal, vol. 60-70, 1972-1979 (2.50 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Index to Probate Court Records and Files [Probate Case Files and Journals], vol. 1, ca.1893-ca.1978 (1 volume);
Probate Register [with index], vol. 2-6, 1920-1983 (5 volumes).

 

Road and Bridge Records

1851-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, general road and highway maps, petitions to have roads constructed or altered, notices, complaints, vacation records, and correspondence. Information includes road numbers and names and descriptions of the activity occurring on the road. Information concerning county roads may be available on the Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) at the county road office. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Vault:
County Road List [includes location, surface, and other information on Benton County roads], 2001 (1 binder);
Record of Roads [includes surveys, notes, and reports-with index], vol. 2, 1887-1922 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes surveys, notes, and reports-with index], vol. 1, 1854-1887 (1 volume);
Road Records [Copy-includes petitions and vacations-with index], vol. 3, 1922-1925 (1 binder);
Road Register [with index], vol. 1, 1943-1951 (1 volume).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Self Help Area:
Benton County Road Map [wall map], 2011 (1 map);
Road Records [includes surveys, field notes, petitions, and vacations], no. 1-645, 1852-ca.1963 (5 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Public Works RD [Road Establishment and Survey Case Files], no. 1-645, 1851-ca.1974 (8 inches of microfilm jackets);
Record of Road Poll Tax Receipts [with index], 1901-1911 (1 volume);
[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:
[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.);
Roads Transcribed to Lincoln County [Case Files-includes survey information, road viewers' reports, etc.], ca.1879-ca.1891 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County, Records Center:
Benton County Road Map, 1975 (1 map);
[Bridge Plans], 1921 (ca. 20 drawings);
County Road Map 911 [Planning Areas-rolled], 1989 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
[Road and Bridge Petitions-includes related records-Benton County 2006 Transfer Records], ca.1910-ca.1922 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Second Floor, Local Documents Area:
Benton County Map Catalog [includes assessor, zoning, urban growth boundary, city, hazard, political, resource, and transportation maps], 1996 (1 volume);
Benton County Transportation System Plan Public Works Department Ordinance, no. 2001.0173, 2001 (1 binder).

Records at the Benton County Web Site:
Benton County Transportation System Plan [Public Works Department Ordinance], no. 2001.0173, 2001 (Internet);
County Road List
[includes county, public, and named private roads-PDF], 2005 (Internet);
County Road Map Atlas, 2004 (Internet);
Natural Areas and Parks Maps [includes parks, trails, roads, and some aerial photomaps], n.d. (Internet).

 

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1851-[ongoing]

Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Self Help Area:
Field Books [Surveyor-includes roads], vol. 1-113, 1908-1948 (1 inch of microfiche);
Road Records [includes surveys, field notes, and reports], 1854-1922 (1 inch of microfiche);
Road Records [includes surveys, field notes, petitions, and vacations], no. 1-645, 1852-ca.1963 (5 inches of microfiche);
ROW [Road Right of Way Index Maps], ca.1854-present (7 volumes).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Vault:
"City Books" Corvallis Field Survey Books [includes mostly streets], 1880-1941 (87 volumes);
"City Books" Index [to Corvallis Field Survey Books], 1880-1941 (.05 cu.ft.);
County Roads [Maps-rolled], ca.1920-ca.1985 (ca.500 maps);
[County Road Survey Plats-hardboard cover], 1922-ca.1948 (1 volume);
Field Books [Survey-includes roads-title varies], vol. 1-113, 1908-1948 (113 volumes);
Index of Survey Notes [Field Books-includes roads], 1908-1948 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous [Field Notes-includes roads, parks, and bike paths], ca.1939-ca.1985 (1.25 cu.ft.);
[Mylar County Road Maps], ca.1920-ca.1985 (ca.500 maps);
Record of Roads [includes surveys, notes, and reports-with index], vol. 2, 1887-1922 (1 volume);
Road Maps [boxed], no. 1-645, 1855-ca.1963 (1.20 cu.ft.);
Road Notes [Survey], ca.1920-ca.1992 (4.50 cu.ft.);
Road Record [includes surveys, notes, and reports-with index], vol. 1, 1854-1887 (1 volume);
[State Highway Rolled and Flat Maps], ca.1919-present (ca.400 maps).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Rotating Files Cabinet:
[Road Files-Case-includes road rights of way and other actions], n.d.-present (ca.50 cu.ft.);
[Road Vacation Records-includes subdivisions], ca.1986-present (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Ledger Descriptions of Road Districts [Legal], ca.1859-1906 (1 volume);
Public Works RD [Road Establishment and Survey Case Files], no. 1-645, 1851-ca.1974 (8 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.);
[Road Profiles-Maps], no. 34-644, n.d. (2 reels of microfilm);
[Road Surveys-Maps], no. 1-645, n.d. (10 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault, Side Room:
[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.);
Roads Transcribed to Lincoln County [Case Files-includes survey information, road viewers' reports, etc.], ca.1879-ca.1891 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Web Site:
County Road Map Atlas, 2004 (Internet).

 

School District Records

1854-1978

Series reports the general and financial statistics of each school district located in the county. Information includes school district number and clerk's name; number of individuals within the district between ages four and twenty; number of teachers employed; number of school houses (owned by the district); number of legal voters; number of libraries and books within each; number of private schools; cash on hand at last report; district tax received from county; state schools funds received; general value of school grounds and furnishings; property values; enrollment; number of students enrolled from outlying districts; school census; and board minutes. Series may also contain school attendance and grade reports and data on students and parents. Records may be titled School District Clerk Annual Report, District Clerk's Book of Records, District Clerk Record Book, or Oregon School Register and Record Book, which is the most comprehensive record of school district activities. School district records have been inventoried through 1965. Access to student records may be restricted by state or federal law.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
School District Attendance Reports, 1908-1917 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon State Archives-Clackamas Education Service District Records:
School Register [District No. 21-Willamette], 1879-1889 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
District 25 Monroe Annual Reports [School], 1930-1945 (.10 cu.ft.);
District 25 Monroe School Board Minutes, 1959-1965 (.20 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 25-Monroe], 1914-1917 (1 volume); 1917-1918 (1 volume); 1918-1920 (1 volume); 1920-1921 (1 volume); 1921-1922 (1 volume); 1922-1923 (1 volume); 1923 (1 volume); 1927-1928 (1 volume); 1932-1933 (1 volume); 1933-1934 (1 volume); 1934-1935 (1 volume); 1935-1936 (1 volume); 1940-1941 (1 volume); 1941-1942 (1 volume); 1942-1943 (1 volume); 1943-1944 (1 volume); 1944-1945 (1 volume); 1946-1947 (1 volume);
[District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 39-Judd Smith], 1929-1933 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 50], 1935-1947 (1 volume);
[Minute Book-School District No. 21-Winkle-typescript], 1858-1888 (.05 cu.ft.);
Minutes [School Board-District No. 19-Independent], 1854-1890 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 6-Richland], 1905-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9], 1910-1912 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Corvallis High School], n.d. (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 20-Beaver Creek/District No. 36-Summit], 1934-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 23-Bellfountain], 1916-1917 (1 volume); 1917-1918 (1 volume); 1918-1919 (1 volume); 1919-1920 (1 volume); 1920-1921 (1 volume); 1921-1922 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 23-Bellfountain-Union High District No. 2], 1921-1922 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36C-Summit], n.d. (1 volume); 1939-1960 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36-Summit], 1928-1934 (1 volume); 1934-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 39-Judd Smith], 1925-1934 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 62-Bunker Hill], 1903-1907 (1 volume); 1909-1911 (1 volume); 1911-1918 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 81 Benton/District No. 20 Polk-Ward School], 1935-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 97-Westwood], 1924-1929 (1 volume);
Record Book School Clerk [District No. 21-Winkle/Lakeside], 1858 (1 volume);
Record [School Board Minutes-District No. 23-Bellfountain], 1920-1923 (1 volume);
[School Register-District 19-Independent-includes minutes, reports, and related records-photocopy], ca.1854-ca.1898 (.10 cu.ft.);
Superintendent's Annual Report [Corvallis Public Schools], 1935-1936 (1 volume); 1938-1939 (1 volume).

Records at the Corvallis School District 509J Administration Building, Records Storage Room:
CHS Transcripts [Pupil Cumulative Record/Scholastic Record-title varies], ca.1908-1960 (ca.20 cu.ft.);
Old Enrollment Cards/School Register Cards [Corvallis Public Schools], ca.1908-ca.1965 (6 cu.ft.).

Records at the Corvallis School District 509J Administration Building, Vault (District Clerk's Record Books):
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 8], 1952-1954 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 13], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 35-Dixie], 1933-1941 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 38C-Lincoln], 1953 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 39-Judd Smith], 1952-1957 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 137-Linn County], 1914-1919 (1 volume); 1920-1922 (1 volume); 1923-1928 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 137-Linn County-Orleans], 1943-1955 (1 volume);
Richland School District 6 [District Clerk's Record Book], 1942-1949 (1 volume);
Sch. Dist. #31C [School District Clerk's Record Book-Inavale], 1953-1954 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Corvallis School District 509J Administration Building, Vault (School Board Minutes):
Board Minutes [Corvallis School District], 1944-1946 (2 binders);
Consolidated School District No. 9 Minute Book [Corvallis-with index], vol. B, 1936-1944 (1 volume); vol. C, 1944-1949 (1 volume);
[Minute Book-Corvallis School District], 1929-1936 (1 volume);
[School Board Records-includes minutes], 1919-1923 (1 volume); 1923-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1929 (1 volume); 1953-1956 (1 volume); 1956-1959 (1 volume); 1959-1962 (1 volume); 1962-1964 (1 volume).

Records at the Corvallis School District 509J Administration Building, Vault (School Registers-District No. 9, Part 1):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9], 1905-1907 (1 volume); 1907-1909 (2 volumes); 1908-1909 (1 volume); 1909 (2 volumes); 1917-1918 (1 volume); 1919-1921 (2 volumes); 1921-1922 (1 volume); 1921-1923 (2 volumes); 1923-1925 (2 volumes); 1924-1926 (1 volume); 1924-1927 (1 volume); 1925-1926 (1 volume); 1928-1931 (1 volume); 1930-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Central], 1921-1925 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 9CJ-Grades K-6], 1951-1953 (.60 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-C.S. Wilson], 1914-1917 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Florence K. Adams-Grade 4], 1908-1910 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Florence Weston], 1925-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Franklin], 1931-1937 (1 volume); 1934-1939 (1 volume); 1943-1946 (2 volumes); 1950-1952 (1 volume); 1952-1956 (1 volume); 1956-1959 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Franklin-Grade 5], 1932-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-G.A. Ramsdell], 1907-1909 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Grace Cunningham], 1923-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Grade 1], 1914-1915 (1 volume); 1916-1918 (1 volume); 1918-1920 (1 volume); 1919-1921 (1 volume); 1931-1934 (1 volume); 1936-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Grade 2], 1909-1910 (1 volume); 1917-1919 (1 volume); 1935-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Grade 3], 1915-1918 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Grade 4], 1916-1919 (1 volume); 1923-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Grade 5], 1916-1918 (1 volume); 1918-1920 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Grade 6], 1915-1916 (1 volume); 1916-1918 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Grade 7], 1918-1920 (1 volume); 1919-1920 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Grade 8], 1917-1920 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Harding], 1923-1928 (1 volume); 1924-1927 (1 volume); 1931-1935 (1 volume); 1935-1939 (1 volume); 1948-1952 (2 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Hilma Coddington], 1925-1927 (1 volume); 1927-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Iva Stevenson], 1907-1909 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Mary Sisler], 1925-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Mildred Barton], 1923-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Miss Bement], 1912-1914 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Miss Gause], 1914-1916 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Miss White-Grade 7], 1914-1916 (1 volume).

Records at the Corvallis School District 509J Administration Building, Vault (School Registers-District No. 9, Part 2):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-North School Franklin], 1919-1921 (1 volume); 1920-1922 (2 volumes); ca.1921-1923 (2 volumes); 1921-1924 (2 volumes); 1922-1924 (1 volume); 1923-1925 (1 volume); 1923-ca.1926 (1 volume); 1923-1927 (1 volume); 1924-1928 (1 volume); 1925-1927 (1 volume); 1925-1928 (1 volume); 1927-1930 (1 volume); 1928-1932 (2 volumes); 1931-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-North School Franklin-Grade 2], 1924-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-North School Franklin-Grade 3], 1924-1928 (1 volume); ca.1931-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-North School Franklin-Room 7], 1920-1934 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-North School-Grade 2], 1911-1914 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-North School-Grade 5], 1912-1913 (1 volume); 1927-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-North School-Grade 6], 1914-1916 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-North School-Grade 7], 1912-1914 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-North School-Grade 8], 1918-1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-North School-Hazel Grimm], 1914-1915 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Olive Coulter], 1923-1925 (1 volume); 1927 (1 volume); 1927-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Pearl Mitchell], 1935-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Room 3-Harrington], 1926-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Room 3-Wilkes], 1927-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Room 4], 1923-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Room 7A and 7B], 1930-1934 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Room 8-Central], 1922-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Stally and Starr], 1927-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Stewart], 1925-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Washington-Grade 1], 1934-1935 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Washington-Grade 2], 1931-1935 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Washington-Grade 3], 1931-1935 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Washington-Grade 4], 1935-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Washington-Grade 5], 1927-1931 (1 volume); 1934-1935 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Washington-Grade 6], 1931-1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Washington-Grade 7], 1934-1935 (1 volume);
Roosevelt School District 6 [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 9-Roosevelt], 1948-1949 (1 volume).

Records at the Corvallis School District 509J Administration Building, Vault (School Registers-Other Districts):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 33-Kiger Island], 1940-1947 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 35-Linn County-Dixie], 1929-1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 37-Fairplay], 1947-1956 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38], 1922-1926 (1 volume); 1926-1932 (2 volumes); 1926-1933 (1 volume); 1932-1938 (1 volume); 1933-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38C-Lincoln], 1949-1950 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38-Primary Grades], 1920-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 137-Linn County], 1914-1918 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 509CJ-Fairplay], 1956-1958 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 509CJ-Lincoln], 1956-ca.1958 (1 volume); 1959-1960 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 509CJ-Roosevelt], 1952-1956 (1 volume); 1956-1959 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [No District Given], 1920-1921 (1 volume); 1931-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [No District Given-Hazel Workman], 1920-1921 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [No District Given-Leona Aldrich], 1927 (1 volume); 1928-1929 (1 volume).

Records at the Corvallis School District 509J Administration Building, Vault (Miscellaneous School District Records):
[Clerk's Annual Census Report-Dist. No. 9A-Linn County], 1944 (1 volume);
Clerk's Annual Census Report [Dist. No. 137-Linn County], 1947-1952 (1 volume); 1956-1957 (.15 cu.ft.);
Clerk's Annual Census Reports [Dist. No. 509CJ-Corvallis], 1958-1961 (.30 cu.ft.);
Permanent Records Corvallis Jr. High School, 1939-1940 (1 volume); 1940-1941 (1 volume); 1941-1942 (1 volume); 1942-1943 (1 volume); 1943-1944 (1 volume); 1944-1945 (1 volume); 1946-1947 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District Building, Basement Microfilm Area:
[Alsea Old Cum. Records-Cumulative Student Records], ca.1940-1959 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Bellfountain Old Sch. Records-District No. 23-includes school board minutes], 1934-1978 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Non-High School Record-Benton County], 1933-1960 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Old School Records-District No. 23-Bellfountain-includes Oregon School Register and Record Book, District Clerk's Record Book, and Census Reports], 1895-1963 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District Warehouse, Front Office, Benton County Records Cabinet:
Benton County School Census, 1912-1970 (4 cu.ft.);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 43-Fairmount], 1958-1963 (1 volume); 1959-1963 (2 volumes).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1504 Public School System [District Clerk's Record Book-Benton County District No. 36-Summit], 1900-1905, 1908-1910 (5 volumes).

 

Superintendent of Schools Records

1898-1976

Series documents the official and financial affairs of the superintendent of schools concerning teachers, students, and schools located in the county. Records include annual statements on the condition of common (public) schools in the county, school district boundary records, school district accounts, and book purchases. Information includes financial information, school curricula, boundary descriptions, and enrollment and attendance data. Superintendent of schools records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of District Clerks Annual Reports [Countywide], vol. 1, 1901-1915 (1 volume);
Record of Teachers Examined, 1908-1936 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Annual Report [to School Superintendent], 1930-1953 (.80 cu.ft.);
[County School Superintendent's Record of Eighth Grade Examinations], 1940-1943 (1 volume);
Proceedings of County High School Board, vol. 1, 1910-1920 (1 volume);
Record of District Clerks Annual Reports [Countywide], vol. 2, 1923-1927 (1 volume);
Register of State Certificates Diplomas [with index], vol. 1, 1908-1928 (1 volume);
School Superintendent Record of Annual Reports, 1953-1966 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District Building, Basement Microfilm Area:
[Benton County Boundary Board Proceedings], 1909-1960 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District Warehouse, Front Office:
Benton County Registered Contracts [Teachers], 1967-1972 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District Warehouse, Front Office, Benton County Records Cabinet:
Register of Teachers Under Contract, vol. 1-2, 1898-1936 (2 volumes);
Teachers Registered Contracts, 1923-1946 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District Warehouse, Back Storage Room:
Record of Eighth Grade Pupils [Linn County-also includes Benton County beginning in 1968], vol. 5-6, 1939-1976 (2 volumes).

 

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1850-[ongoing]

Series documents surveys of county land by the county or licensed professional surveyors. Records include log books, field notes, and plats. An index may also be included. Information includes survey dates; who the survey was for; donation land claims; township, range, section, and survey numbers; a history of previous surveys made for the area; descriptions of land, vegetation, and soil; landmarks; metes and bounds of tracts surveyed; and surveyor's names. Plats also include corner restoration marks, scales, dates created and filed, and donation land claim owners.

The BentonMaps Web site provides a user interface to view and query tax lot, zoning, survey documents, subdivision and partition plats, addressing, aerial photography, topography, and other digital map layers (GIS data). It also links to scanned images of assessment maps, survey plats, and subdivision and partition plats.

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Self Help Area:
County Survey Map Index [on assessor's map base], 1855-present (20 volumes);
Field Books [Surveyor-includes roads], vol. 1-113, 1908-1948 (1 inch of microfiche);
GLO Notes [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Survey Notes and Plats], ca.1855-ca.1995 (3 inches of microfiche);
GLO Plats [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Survey Plats], 1852-1997 (1 volume);
Survey Microfilm [County Survey], no. 1-9381, 1855-2000 (84 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Vault:
"City Books" Corvallis Field Survey Books [includes mostly streets], 1880-1941 (87 volumes);
"City Books" Index [to Corvallis Field Survey Books], 1880-1941 (.05 cu.ft.);
County Survey [Galloway Maps], ca.1915-ca.1930 (ca.200 maps);
[County Surveys], no.86-10550, ca.1915-present (ca.10550 plats);
Field Books [Survey-includes roads-title varies], vol. 1-113, 1908-1948 (113 volumes);
Government Field Notes Donation Land Claim [transcribed], vol. 1-4, ca.1853-ca.1859 (4 volumes);
Index of Survey Notes [Field Books-includes roads], 1908-1948 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous [Field Notes-includes roads, parks, and bike paths], ca.1939-ca.1985 (1.25 cu.ft.);
Record Book of Surveys Andrew Porter [Notes-copies], 1889-1891 (1 binder);
Record of Plats [Survey], vol. 3, ca.1909-ca.1912 (1 volume);
Records Surveys [with index], vol. 1, 1855-1891 (1 volume);
Surveyor's Record [with index], vol. 1A, 1902-1909 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Benton County Surveys and Plats [Land Surveys and Subdivision Plats-includes some partition plats and corner restoration surveys], n.d.-ca.2010 (.75 cu.ft. of microfilm reels);
Cruise Benton County [Timber Survey], 1915 (2 volumes);
Public Works [Survey Field Books], vol. 1-113, ca.1908-ca.1948 (2 inches of microfilm jackets);
Survey Field Books, no. 1-24, n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
Surveys [Plats], no.1702-4588 , n.d. (22 inches of aperture cards).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Tax Lot Cards

1947-1999

Tax lot cards, which contain official descriptions of real property, are used to track land ownership and lot size and also may serve as a deed reference. Records include tax lot number; the location of the land in reference to township, range, and section; and a description and record of changes to the property, acreage, and land owner.

The BentonMaps Web site provides a user interface to view and query tax lot, zoning, survey documents, subdivision and partition plats, addressing, aerial photography, topography, and other digital map layers (GIS data). It also links to scanned images of assessment maps, survey plats, and subdivision and partition plats.

Records at the Sunset Building Warehouse, Loft Records Storage Cage 22:
Tax Lot Cards [Official Description of Real Property], ca.1947-ca.1999 (8 cu.ft.).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Self Help Area:
Assessor's Cards [Tax Lot cards], ca.1947-ca.1984 (3 inches of microfilm).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Tax Lot Cards, ca.1947-ca.1984 (3 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Tax Lot Cards Assessor, ca.1947-ca.1984 (6 inches of microfilm jackets).

 

Water Rights Records

1914-1977

Series documents the authorization by the state and local governments for the use of public waters. Series includes water rights, licenses, and certificates of water rights issued by the state and filed with the county. Records may include alphabetical indexes to the certificates, transcripts, statements, evidence, and other records specifically related to water rights cases heard by circuit and appellate courts. Information includes names of individuals proving water rights; locations of water rights including the township, range, and section number; descriptions of land under such rights; and limitations of appropriations of rights and use of rights (i.e., length of time, usage). Original water rights certificates are filed with the Oregon Water Resources Department.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
[Findings of Fact and Order of Determination-Luckiamute River], 1973 (1 volume);
In the Matter of a Water Resource Program for the Middle Willamette River Basin [Hearing Record-with index], 1961 (1 binder);
Water Right Record [with index], vol. 1-2, 1914-1977 (2 volumes);
Water Rights [Record-unbound], vol. 3, ca.1925-ca.1952 (1 volume).

 

Zoning Records

1960-[ongoing]

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.

The BentonMaps Web site provides a user interface to view and query tax lot, zoning, survey documents, subdivision and partition plats, addressing, aerial photography, topography, and other digital map layers (GIS data). It also links to scanned images of assessment maps, survey plats, and subdivision and partition plats.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
BOC Files Sunsetted [Board of Commissioners-Zoning Ordinance], 1982 (1 volume);
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);
Rural Rezoning Maps [includes related records], ca.1985 (.50 inch of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Sunsetted Ordinances [includes 1980 comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance], 1974-1984 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Community Development Office:
Application Index [Planning Files-includes comprehensive plan amendment, zone text change, and land division information], ca.1979-ca.1991 (.30 cu.ft.);
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);
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 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-title varies], 2003-present (35 cu.ft.);
Zoning Codes [Records], vol. A, 1960-1989 (1 binder);
Zoning Map Amendmts [Amendments], 1960-1990 (1 binder);
[Zoning Maps-desk reference], n.d.-2004 (11 volumes).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Vault:
Historic Zoning Maps, 1973-1982 (ca.30 maps).

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], 1995-2002 (35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Board of Commissioners Office:
Ordinances [County-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division information], 1978-present (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Second Floor, Local Documents Area:
Benton County Map Catalog [includes assessor, zoning, urban growth boundary, city, hazard, political, resource, and transportation maps], 1996 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Web Site:
Development Code [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land development information], ca.1990-present (Internet).

Inventory by Gary Halvorson, Senior Archivist
Last Update: July 5, 2012

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