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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1892-[ongoing]

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.

Beginning in 1917 orders, ordinances, and resolutions were included in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals). The searchable DevDocs application provides information and images of various "date files" planning documents related to ordinances. The Land Use Historical Maps include older versions of comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, and related maps and information.

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Permanent Archives:
Commissioner Journal Ordinances, 2006-2011 (1 cu.ft.);
Commissioner Journal Resolutions, 2005-2011 (2 cu.ft.);
Measure 37 Orders Commissioner Journals, 2005-2007 (1 cu.ft.);
Orders Commissioner Journals, 2007-2014 (1 cu.ft.);
Orders from Commissioners Journals, vol. 47-95, 1983-1988 (1 cu.ft.); 1989-1998 (1 cu.ft.); 2002-2004 (1 cu.ft.);
Orders, vol. 3-46, 1938-1983 (3 cu.ft.); 1998-2002 (1 cu.ft.); 2005-2007 (1 cu.ft.);
Ordinances from Commissioners Journals, 1990-1998 (1 cu.ft.);
Ordinances [Miscellaneous-includes zoning and subdivision information], 1985-2005 (6 cu.ft.);
Ordinances, vol. 8-46, 1962-1983 (2 cu.ft.); 1984-1990 (1 cu.ft.); 1998-2005 (2 cu.ft.);
Record of Roads [includes road establishment orders and resolutions-road no. 1 to 40-with index], vol. 1, 1920-1922 (1 volume);
Resolutions from Commissioners Journals, 1983-1998 (1 cu.ft.); 2002-2004 (1 cu.ft.);
Resolutions, vol. 3-46, 1937-1983 (2 cu.ft.); 1998-2002 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Ballot Processing Room:
Orders, 2014-present (.05 cu.ft.);
Ordinances, 2011-present (.80 cu.ft.);
Resolutions, 2011-present (.80 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Storage Room 210:
Book of Roads [Record-includes road establishment orders and resolutions-road no. 1 to 40-with index], vol. 1, 1920-1922 (1 reel of microfilm);
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 County Community Development Building, File Room 130:
Subdivision/Partition Ordinance of 1979, 1979 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Building, Second Floor Planning Division Office Library Area:
Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan [includes zoning and subdivision and partition ordinance information], 2004 (1 binder);
Ordinances [Planning Related-includes comprehensive plan and zoning and subdivision and partition information], 1981-present (26 binders).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Front Vault Room 114:
County Road Files [includes petitions, orders, resolutions, viewer's reports, dedications, maps, rights-of-way, correspondence, and related records], ca.1900-present (30 cu.ft.);
Orders Resolutions Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division ordinances], ca.1975-present (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Vault Room 125:
Book of Ordinances [includes zoning and subdivision-with index], 1960-1966 (1 volume);
Burned Records of Road Department [includes petitions, orders, notices, and reports-with index], ca.1920-1941 (1.50 cu.ft.);
[Crook County Road Jackets-Case Files-includes petitions, reports, notices, orders, and related records], 1892-1916 (2 cu.ft.);
Deschutes County Roads Formerly Crook County Roads [consists of photocopies of road jackets-includes petitions, reports, notices, orders, and related records], vol. 1-4, 1892-1916 (4 volumes);
Linen Tracings [includes road survey maps, field notes, orders, and related records-photocopies], 1917-ca.2000 (6 binders).

Records at the Bend Public Library:
Deschutes County Code [includes comprehensive plan and zoning and subdivision ordinance codes-Call no. 342.958], vol. I-II, 2000-2002 (2 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Deschutes County Code [includes comprehensive plan and zoning and subdivision ordinances], 1920-present (Internet);
Historical Land Use Regulations [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision and partition ordinances], 1971-1990 (Internet);
Land Use Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision and partition ordinances], 1980-1992 (Internet).

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