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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1916-[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 Deschutes County Archives:
BOCC Meeting Minutes [Board of County Commissioners], 1998-2002 (2 cu.ft.);
Commissioners Docket, vol. 1, 1916-1928 (1 volume);
Commissioners Journal [serves as index to microfilm journal volumes 13-55], vol. 13, 1969-1984 (1 volume);
Commissioners Journal [with index], vol. 1-13, 1916-1969 (13 volumes);
Meeting Minutes From Commissioners Journals, 1984-1990 (1 cu.ft.); 1989-1998 (2 cu.ft.); 2002-2003 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Elections Room:
Commissioners Journals [includes orders, ordinances, resolutions, and various attachments], vol. 3-28, 1938-1978 (9 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Elections Ballot Wanding Room:
Commissioners Journals [includes orders, ordinances, resolutions, and various attachments], vol. 28-47, 1979-1983 (9 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Storage Room:
Commissioners Journals [includes orders, ordinances, resolutions, and various attachments], vol. 24-170, 1977-1998 (83 reels of microfilm); vol. 1999-2002, 1999-2002 (18 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Commissioners Journals, 2002-2004 (9 reels of microfilm);
Minutes [Commissioners], 2007-present (.60 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
County Commission Meeting Video [Deschutes County], 2011-present (Internet).

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