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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

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).

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