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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

Land Subdivision Records

1871-[ongoing]

Series documents the subdividing and partitioning of land within the county. Records include survey notes, correspondence, photographs, satisfaction of agreements, maps of subdivided and partitioned land, and contracts and permits. Information includes subdivision names; lot, street, and alley dimensions; and township, range, and section numbers of land to be subdivided or partitioned.

The searchable Deschutes County Survey Research Application includes subdivision and partition plats. The searchable DevDocs application provides information and images of various "date files" planning documents related to subdivisions and partitions. The Web-based Deschutes County Clerk Recording System Web Query includes searchable access to subdivision and partition plat information and images.

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Plat Cabinets:
[Major Partition Plats-in cabinet 3], 1977-1989 (ca.215 plats);
[Minor Partition Plats-in cabinet 3], 1983-1989 (ca.225 plats);
[Partition Plats], 1989-present (1478 plats);
[Subdivision Plats], ca.1903-present (2785 plats).

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Community Development Department Area:
Date Files [Central Property-Based Case Files-includes comprehensive plan text amendments, zone changes, subdivision and partition case files, variances, building permits, and related records], 2012-2013 (46 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Permanent Archives:
Comprehensive Plan Records [includes subdivision ordinance amendments and transportation plan ordinance-Accession no. 2006.0126], 1987-1998 (1 cu.ft.);
Deschutes River Wood City Plats, vol. 6, 1962-1966 (1 volume);
Index to City Plats [Subdivision], vol. 1, 1910-1972 (1 volume);
Index to Plat [Subdivision-cabinets], vol. 2, 1903-1999 (1 volume);
Ordinances [Miscellaneous-includes zoning and subdivision information], 1985-2005 (6 cu.ft.);
Tract Index City Lots [Subdivision], vol. 1-3, 1903-1958 (3 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Building, File Room 130:
Date Files [Central Property-Based Case Files-includes comprehensive plan text amendments, zone changes, subdivision and partition case files, variances, building permits, and related records], 2013-present (15 cu.ft.);
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 Services Center, Assessor's Office Cartography Area:
Deschutes County Assessor [Subdivision Plat Reproductions-Bend Abstract Co.], 1908-1950 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Office Room 124:
CS # [County Surveys-includes regular filed surveys, surveys within subdivisions, subdivisions, and partitions-arranged numerically by county survey number], no. 1-18639, 1902-present (19 feet of aperture cards).

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);
[Miscellaneous Rolled and Flat Maps and Plans-includes roads, highways, cities, vicinities, subdivisions, schools, courthouse, buildings, fairgrounds, railroads, districts, gravel pits, topographical maps, etc.], ca.1916-present (ca.1500 maps and drawings);
[Subdivision Plans-Road Engineering Plans Within Subdivisions], ca.1974-present (ca.600 drawings).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Surveyor's Office Room 126:
Plats [Subdivision-includes Surveys Within Subdivision], ca.1904-present (ca.7500 plats);
[Regular Surveys-includes partition plats], 1902-present (ca.11000 plats).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Front Vault Room 114:
Orders Resolutions Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division ordinances], ca.1975-present (2.50 cu.ft.);
Subdivisions [Small Scale Subdivision Document Files-includes associated descriptions and documents-alphabetical], ca.1950-present (6 cu.ft.);
Townships [Small Scale Original Filed Surveys-includes copies of partition plats and associated descriptions and documents-by township and range], ca.1950-present (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Storage Room 210:
Deschutes County Clerk [Microfilmed Records-includes subdivision and partition plats, deed indexes, and mortgage indexes-35mm microfilm], ca.1871-ca.1983 (55 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Des Chutes Historical Museum, Room 311:
City of Bend Maps [includes streets, subdivisions, irrigated lands, zoning, historical district, etc.], 1904-present (ca.50 maps);
Land Ownership [Maps-includes homesteads, Hudson Land Company, Metsker, subdivision, and irrigation], ca.1900-1985 (ca.1.50 cu.ft.);
Reproductions of Original Subdivision Plats of Deschutes County [Bend Abstract Co.-Bookshelf 3B-photocopies], 1908-1950 (1 binder).

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);
Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan [Deschutes County Ordinance 81.043-Subdivision and Partition], 1981 (1 volume).

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);
Subdivision Grantor/Grantee Index, n.d.-1959 (Internet);
Subdivision Listing by Name, n.d.-2011 (Internet);
Subdivision Plat Maps, n.d.-1959 (Internet).

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