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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Coos County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1854-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Board of Commissioners Coos County [Journal], 1854-1859 (1 volume);
Board of Commissioners Coos County [Journal-photocopy], 1854-1859 (1 binder);
BOC [Board of Commissioners Filings-includes minutes, orders, resolutions, agreements, contracts, correspondence, and related records], 2008-present (3 cu.ft.);
[BOC Filings-Board of Commissioners-includes minutes, orders, resolutions, agreements, contracts, correspondence, and related records], 1965-2003 (84 reels of microfilm);
B.O.C. Index [Index to Commissioners' Proceedings-also indexes orders and resolutions], no. 100-1100, ca.1967-2001 (2 volumes);
[Commissioners Meetings-Records], 1963-1985 (4 reels of microfilm);
County Court Journal Index, vol. 1-3, 1947-2001 (3 volumes);
County Court Journal [volumes 10-18 with index], vol. 1-28, 1859-1965 (28 volumes);
Filing Miscellaneous Proposals & Specifications [Index to Commissioners Proceedings], ca.1971-2001 (1 volume);
Index Cities Special Districts Special Elections [includes index to commissioners proceedings-refers to orders, ordinances, and resolutions], ca.1938-2001 (1 volume).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Downstairs Archives:
[Board of Commissioners Filings-includes minutes, orders, resolutions, agreements, contracts, correspondence, and related records], 1966-2007 (50 cu.ft.);
County Court Orders [includes related administrative records], 1941-1965 (5 cu.ft.);
County Court Orders Prior to 1949 [Board of Commissioners Administrative Records]. ca.1931-1948 (5 cu.ft.);
County Court Proceedings [includes mostly orders], 1937-1940 (1 cu.ft.);
Orders [Board of Commissioners-includes related administrative records], 1966-1981 (1 cu.ft.);
State Boards & Commissions [Board of Commissioners Administrative Records-includes correspondence, reports, and related documents]], ca.1931-ca.1948 (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse Annex (Owen Building), Planning Department Office:
Board of Commissioners Hearings on Comprehensive Plan, 1981 (1 binder);
BOC Hearing Minutes [Board of Commissioners-Minutes related to planning issues], 1977 (1 binder); 1990-present (9 binders).

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