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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia County Records Inventory

Zoning Records

1970-[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.

Zoning information is also recorded in the County Commissioners Administrative Journals.

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Land Development Services Office:
C.C.Z.O. [Columbia County Zoning Ordinance Housekeeping Amendments], 1999 (1 binder);
Comp Plan and Zoning Ordinance Legislative History [Records-Comprehensive], 1970-present (8 binders);
Ord 83.7 [Zoning Ordinance], 1983 (1 binder);
Zoning Maps, 1983 (2 volumes);
Zoning Ordinance, 1984 (1 binder).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Land Development Services Office Counter:
[Zoning Maps], 1984-present (12 volumes).

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.);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Zoning and Comprehensive Plan Maps], ca.1970-present (ca.50 maps);
[Superseded Zoning Maps-on assessor's map base], n.d. (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Vault:
Columbia County Official Zoning Map South County Area, 1973 (1 map);
North County Zoning Map, 1975 (2 maps);
Warren Area Interim Zoning Ordinance Map, 1970 (1 map);
Zoning Map [County], 1973 (1 map).

Records at the Columbia County Web Site:
Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Amendments [Ordinance], 2010-present (Internet).

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