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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clackamas County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1859-[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.

Board Orders are indexed from 1991-present and imaged from 1999-present on computers available in the Clerk's Recording Office.

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Board Orders, Agreements & Contracts-Commissioners-title varies], 2001-2008 (ca.80 reels of microfilm);
Commissioners Board Orders [and Journals-title varies-volumes 4-34 with index], vol. 4-285, 1871-2001 (159 reels of microfilm);
Commissioners Orders [and Journal Index], 1939-1999 (209 sheets of microfiche);
[Subdivision Ordinances & Regulations-includes partition information], 1974 (3 sheets of microfilm jackets);
[Zoning Ordinances, Amendments, and Districts Records], 1960-1978 (1.50 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office, File and Library Room 212:
1965 With Amends to 1975 [Zoning Ordinances-includes amendments], 1965-1975 (1 binder);
Clackamas County Subdivision and Partitioning Ordinance, 1974 (1 volume);
Clackamas County Zoning Ordinance, 1978 (1 binder); 1980 (1 binder); 1980-1986 (1 binder); 1987-1994 (1 binder); 1996 (1 binder); 1997 (1 binder); 1998 (1 binder); 1999-2002 (1 binder); 2002 (1 binder); 2005 (1 binder); 2010 (1 binder); 2011 (1 binder);
Historical Ordinance Compilation [Zoning-with index], ca.1968-2004 (4 binders);
Reprint/Update of 1960 ZDO [Zoning and Development Ordinance], 1965 (1 binder);
Subdivision & Partition Ordinance, 1974 (1 binder);
Subdivision Regulations, 1955 (1 binder);
ZDO [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning and Development Ordinance Legislative Amendment Records], no. 1-223, 1960-present (24 cu.ft.);
Zoning and Development Ordinance [includes subdivision and partition information], 1960 (1 binder);
Zoning Hewitt's Copy [Zoning Ordinances], 1960-1975 (1 binder);
Zoning Ordinance, 1960-1978 (1 volume);
Zoning Ordinance [with handwritten amendments], 1960-1973 (1 volume);
Zoning w/ Amendments [Ordinances], 1965-1978 (1 binder).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Engineering Office, Plotter Room 345:
[Commissioners Orders], 1980-1997 (1 inch of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office File Room 311:
Record of Roads [includes field notes, drawings, orders, vacations, and related records-documents road numbers 1-3381-title varies], vol. 1-11, 1864-1983 (11 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office Suite 325, Public Research Area:
County Road Books [Record of Roads-includes field notes, drawings, orders, vacations, and related records-documents road numbers 1-2719], vol. 1-10, 1864-1963 (25 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, 4th Floor, Board of Commissioners Office, File Room:
Land Use [Zoning and Development Ordinance Records], n.d. (2 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Commissioners Orders Index, 1966-1978 (1 volume);
Comm. Journals [Commissioners Journal Administrative Records-includes orders], 1932-1934 (.50 cu.ft.);
County Court [Commissioners Journal Administrative Records-includes orders and road petitions], 1927-1929, 1941-1942 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Board Orders [Commissioners-includes some journal information], 1859-2008 (180 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
County Code [of Ordinances], n.d.-present (Internet);
Proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning and Development Ordinance, n.d.-present (Internet);
Zoning and Land Development Ordinance [includes subdivision and partition information], n.d.-present (Internet).

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