Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia County Records Inventory

County Comprehensive Plans


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.

Columbia County's comprehensive plan was acknowledged by the state in 1984. Changes made to the plan appear as replacement pages in the original plan. The original plan and its subsequent amendments have been filed with the clerk and may be found in the Commissioner's Journal.

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Land Development Services Office:
Columbia County Comprehensive Plan [includes a technical appendix], 1984-present (1 binder);
Comp Plan Amended [Comprehensive], 1984-1985 (1 binder);
Comp Plan and Zoning Ordinance Legislative History [Records-Comprehensive], 1970-present (9 binders);
Comp. Plan Legislative HX [Comprehensive Plan Amendments], 1979-ca.2013 (2 binders);
Technical Appendix to the Columbia County Comprehensive Plan, ca.1984-present (4 binders).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Land Development Services Office Counter:
Comprehensive Plan, 1984-2011 (1 binder);
[Miscellaneous Comprehensive Plan Related Maps-includes wildlife game habitat, wetlands, threatened wildlife, stream classification, earthquake hazard, etc.], 1988-1999 (ca.100 maps).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Land Development Services Old Jail Storage Room:
Legislative Amendments [includes amendments to the zoning ordinance and comprehensive plan], 1990-2004 (5 cu.ft.);
Stream Classification Maps [actually includes wetlands, habitat, etc. maps], 1995 (ca.20 maps).

Records at the Columbia County Web Site:
Columbia County Web Maps [Searchable GIS Database-includes assessor maps, subdivision and partition plats, survey plats, aerial photographs, zoning maps, urban growth boundaries, districts, roads, and related information], n.d.-present (Internet);
Comprehensive Plan [PDF], 1984-2013 (Internet);
Wildlife Habitat and Sensitive Lands Maps [Comprehensive Plan], ca.1995 (Internet).


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