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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

Land Subdivision Records

1900-[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 Community Development Department (CDD) Documents application includes various date files that include planning documents related to subdivisions and partitions.

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Plat Cabinets:
[Major Partition Plats], 1977-1989 (ca.215 plats);
[Minor Partition Plats], 1983-1989 (ca.225 plats);
[Partition Plats], 1989-present (ca.1685 plats);
[Subdivision Plats], ca.1903-present (ca.6125 plats).

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Land Division Volumes Area:
City Plats Plat Tracings [Subdivision], vol. 4, 1979-1981 (1 volume);
Mylar Plats [Subdivision], vol. 6, 1988-1990 (1 volume);
Partition Plats, vol. 2, 1999-2002 (1 volume); vol. 3, 2002-2004 (1 volume); vol. 4, 2005-2006 (1 volume);
Plat Mylars [Subdivision], vol. 7, 1990-1992 (1 volume); vol. 8, 1992-1995 (1 volume);
Post 1990 Partition Plats, vol. 1A, 1990-1995 (1 volume); vol. 1B, 1995-1999 (1 volume);
[Subdivision Plats], vol. 1, ca.1912-1971 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1975-1979 (1 volume); vol. 10, 1997-1999 (1 volume);
Subdivision Plats, vol. 11, 1999-2000 (1 volume); vol. 12, 2000-2002 (1 volume); vol. 15, 2004-2005 (1 volume);
Township Plats [Subdivision-includes condominiums], vol. 9, 1995-1997 (1 volume); vol. 14, 1982-1988 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Community Development Department Area:
[Date Files-Community Development Department Central Case Files-includes planning documents related to subdivisions and partitions], 2005-2007 (60 cu.ft.);
Major Partitions [Case Files], no. 79.51-88.7, 1979-1988 (2 cu.ft.);
Minor Partitions [Case Files], no. MP77.1-MP80.121, 1977-1980 (5 cu.ft.);
MJP [Major Land Partition Case Files], 1984-1985 (.25 cu.ft.); 1990-1991 (1 cu.ft.);
MP [Minor Land Partition Case Files], 1981-1983 (1 cu.ft.); 1983-1989 (1 cu.ft.);
[Subdivision Planning Case Files], no. 628-657, 1981-1983 (.75 cu.ft.); no. 84.659-88.683, 1984-1988 (1.30 cu.ft.);
Subdivision Plats [Planning Case Files], no. 1-627, 1970-1981 (18 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Index to City Plats [Subdivision], 1910-1972 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Indexes Subdivision & Partition Plats, ca.1903-ca.2005 (1 binder);
Major and Minor Partitions Mylar Index [List], 1977-1999 (1 binder of computer printouts);
Subdivision Mylar Table of Contents [Numerical List], 1918-1999 (1 binder of computer printouts);
Subdivision Plats [Index], ca.1903-2001 (1 binder of computer printouts).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Document Scanning Room:
Deschutes River Wood City Plats, vol. 6, 1962-1966 (1 volume);
Index to Plats [Subdivision-cabinets], vol. 2, 1903-1999 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Storage Room:
Plat Maps [Subdivision], 1916-1992 (7 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Surveyor's Office:
CS # [County Surveys-includes regular filed surveys, surveys within subdivisions, subdivisions, and partitions-arranged numerically by county survey number], no. 1-17389, 1902-present (17 feet of aperture cards);
Plats [Subdivision], 1904-present (ca.5000 plats);
[Regular Surveys-includes partition plats], 1902-present (ca.10500 plats);
Surveys Within Subdivision, ca.1910-present (ca.7000 plats);
TRS [County Surveys-by township, range, and section numbers-includes regular filed surveys, surveys within subdivisions, subdivisions, and partitions], 1902-ca.2004 (16 feet of aperture cards).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Vault:
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.1919-present (ca.1500 maps and drawings);
[Subdivision Plans-Road Engineering Plans Within Subdivisions], ca.1974-present (ca.500 drawings).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Front Vault:
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 County Community Development Building, First Floor File Room:
[Date Files-Community Development Department Central Case Files-includes planning documents related to subdivisions and partitions], 2007-present (21 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Building, Second Floor Planning Division Conference Room:
Current Ordinances & Amendments [includes zoning and land division ordinances], 1979-1980 (1 binder).

Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Department Document Scanning Vendor Off-Site Storage:
[Date Files-Community Development Department Central Case Files-includes planning documents related to subdivisions and partitions], ca.1983-ca.2004 (604 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, 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.).

Records at the Bend Public Library:
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);
Partition Plats [List-Clerk's Historical Indexes], 1977-2002 (Internet);
Partition Plats [List-Clerk's Historical Indexes], 2003-present (Internet);
Subdivision Grantor/Grantee Index, n.d.-1959 (Internet);
Subdivision Listing by Name, n.d.-present (Internet).

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