Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions


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.

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Clerk's Office:
Commissioners Journal Alphabetical File Listing Index [includes references to orders, ordinances, and resolutions], 1994-present (2 binders);
Orders Miscellaneous, 1992-present (4 cu.ft.);
Ordinances [County], 1983-present (2.50 cu.ft.);
Resolutions [County], 1988-present (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Land Development Services Office:
Board Orders [Commissioners-planning related], 1997-present (5 binders);
C.C.Z.O. [Columbia County Zoning Ordinance Housekeeping Amendments], 1999 (1 binder);
Comp Plan and Zoning Ordinance Legislative History [Records-Comprehensive], 1970-present (9 binders);
Old Subdivision & Partitioning Ordinance, 1963-1984 (1 binder);
Ord 83.7 [Zoning Ordinance], 1983 (1 binder);
S.P.O. Legislative HX [Subdivision and Partition Ordinance Amendments], 1974-2001 (1 binder);
Subdivision and Partitioning Ordinance, ca.1992-ca.2000 (1 binder);
Zoning Ordinance, 1984 (1 binder).

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.).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Com. Jrl. Misc. Orders [Commissioners' Journal Miscellaneous], 1990-1991 (1 cu.ft.);
Comm. Jl. Keep [Commissioners' Records-includes orders], 1959-1962 (1 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Orders and Resolutions, 1966-1969 (.10 cu.ft.);
Resolutions, 1971-1987 (.60 cu.ft.).

Records at the Columbia County Web Site:
Columbia County Zoning Ordinance [PDF], 1984-2016 (Internet);
Mass Gathering Ordinance, 2006-present (Internet);
Road Events Ordinance, 2008 (Internet);
Subdivision and Partitioning Ordinance [PDF], 1990-2009 (Internet).


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