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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory - Scrollable Version

The following information is based on a September/October 2007 inventory:


Addresses and links to offices and repositories listed in the inventory:
Main Deschutes County Web site: http://www.co.deschutes.or.us/

Assessor's Office: Deschutes Services Center, 1300 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701;
Bend-La Pine School District Administration Building, Room 110, Technology Support Office: 520 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701;
Bend-La Pine School District Administration Building, Room 214, Vault: No public access. Contact the Technology Support Office for access to the records;
Bend Public Library: 601 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701;
Clerk's Office: Deschutes Services Center, 1300 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701;
Deschutes County Commission on Children and Families Office: Mike Maier County Services Building, 1130 NW Harriman St, Bend, OR 97701;
Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Fair Administration Office: 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond, OR 97756;
Deschutes County Health and Human Services Building (includes the Mental Health Office, and Developmental Disabilities Office): 2577 N.E. Courtney Drive, Bend, OR 97701;
Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives: No public access. Contact the Circuit Court Records Office for access to the records;
Deschutes County Archives: No public access. Contact the appropriate office (e.g., clerk, assessor) for access to the records;
Deschutes County Records Center: No public access. Contact the appropriate office (e.g., clerk, planning division) for access to the records;
Deschutes Historical Center: 129 NW Idaho Ave, Bend, OR 97701;
Finance and Tax Office: Deschutes Services Center, 1300 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701;
High Desert Education Service District Manzanita Building Archives: No public access. Contact the ESD for access to the records;
Legal Counsel's Office: Deschutes Services Center, 1300 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701;
Oregon State Archives: 800 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97310;
Planning Division (Community Development Department): Deschutes County Community Development Building, 117 NW Lafayette Ave, Bend, OR 97701;
Road Department, Engineering Office: Road Department Building, 61150 SE 27th St, Bend, OR 97701;
Road Department Survey Shack: No public access. Contact the Road Department, Engineering Office;
State Court Record Department Office (Deschutes County Circuit Court): Second Floor, Deschutes County Courthouse, 1100 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97701;
Surveyor's Office: Road Department Building, 61150 SE 27th St, Bend, OR 97701.



Note: Titles listed in this inventory are exactly as they appear on the outside of a volume, box, drawer, or other container. If the title is only in brackets [ ], the record has no external identifying information. Text inside the brackets includes either exact title information from the inside of the volume, box, etc. or a functional title.

 

Aerial Photographs

1938-2002

Series provides visual documentation of changes made to county lands through development and by natural and man-made disasters. The photographs are taken at intervals along a series of flight paths to attain coverage of all or part of a county. They generally include flight path or township, range, and section numbers; show natural and man-made features; and are produced in black and white or color prints to varying scales. An index by quadrant may also be included.

The Web-based Deschutes County Local Area Virtual Atlas (LAVA) includes aerial photographs.

Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Building, Second Floor Planning Division Office:
Aerial Photographs, 1985 (ca.50 photographs); 1996 (ca.300 photographs).

Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Building, Second Floor Planning Division Conference Room:
[U.S. Geological Survey Orthophoto Maps], ca.1974 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Office:
[Aerial Photographs-Large Scale-with index], 1951 (ca.100 photographs); 1954 (ca.200 photographs);
Aerial Photo [Photographs-with index], 1976 (ca.200 photographs).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Vault:
Photos & Stuff [Aerial Photographs], 1960 (40 photographs);
Photos & Stuff [WAC Corp. Aerial Photographs], ca.1984 (ca.100 photographs).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Surveyor's Office:
Bend, Oregon [Aerial Photograph Wall Mosaic], 1960 (1 photograph).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Survey Shack:
[Aerial Photographs], 1938 (107 photographs).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, Third Floor Vault:
[Aerial Photographs-Large Scale], ca.1960-1985 (ca.10 photographs);
Deschutes County Survey Slides [Aerial Photographic Slides], 1978-1979 (2 volumes of slides).

Records at the Bend Public Library:
Bend Aerial Photos, 2002 (10 photographs).

 

Animal Bounty Records

1930-n.d.

Series documents the payment of county and state bounty money to individuals who presented the scalps and other prescribed body parts of targeted predatory animals. The program was intended to control the threat to livestock. Examples of targeted animals include coyote, cougar, mountain lion, panther, wildcat, bobcat, lynx, and wolf. Records include registers, affidavits, certificates, and statements. Information includes claimant and affiant names; kind of animal; number of scalps; date killed or presented; and number, amount, and date of warrant. The records are also referred to as scalp bounty records.

References to warrants ordered for payments to specific individuals for predatory animal control were included in the Commissioners Journals (County Commissioners Administrative Journals) beginning in circa 1930.

 

Assessment and Tax Rolls

1920-[ongoing]

Series documents the assessment of real and personal property, the determination of tax liability, and the collection of county taxes. Assessment, tax, and delinquent tax records are variously labeled as rolls, lists, or summaries. Records show property owner; description and value of urban and agricultural land, personal property, and livestock; assessments, equalizations, and taxes due; and notations on payment and delinquency in payment of taxes. Beginning with 1900, counties have only been required to retain permanently those assessment and tax rolls for years ending in "0" and "5."

The Web-based Deschutes County D.I.A.L. Assessor Inquiry System includes searchable detailed tax assessment, appraisal, and related information.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assessment and Tax Rolls, 1920-1930 (13 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Assessment & Tax Roll For Lands Classified For Reforestation, 1935 (2 volumes);
Assessment & Tax Roll [title varies], 1945-1960 (8 volumes);
Assessment and Tax Roll [includes continuing assessment roll cards], ca.1959-ca.1979 (52 reels of microfilm);
Assessment and Tax Roll [title varies], 1979-present (4 feet of microfiche);
[Deschutes County Assessment Roll-and Tax], 1940-1941 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Tax Office Vault Room:
Microfilm of Tax Roll, 1927-1977 (152 reels of microfilm);
Tax Roll, 1981-2000 (16 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Finance Office Vault Room:
Recapitulation Tax Collection Register, 1923 (1 volume).

Records at the Bend Public Library:
Deschutes County Summary of Assessment and Tax Roll, 1963-1992 (1 binder).

Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Tax and Assessment Summaries, 2002-present (Internet).

 

Assumed Business Names Registers

1917-1964

Series documents the registration of business names with the county clerk or recorder. Information includes assumed business name; description of business; filing date; and business owner, notary public, witness, clerk or recorder, and deputy's name. Series may also include an index arranged alphabetically by business name. Businesses which were registered were typically automotive sales, motorcycle repair, merchandise shops, butchers, and feed stores. Since 1964, assumed business names have been filed with the Secretary of State. Assumed business names have been inventoried through 1964. For more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Business Registry Section.

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Assumed Name Record [title varies-with index], vol. 1-5, 1948-1964 (5 volumes);
Miscellaneous Record [includes assumed business names until 1948], vol. 1-6, 1917-1949 (6 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Miscellaneous [Records-includes assumed business names until 1948], vol. 1-7, 1917-ca.1952 (5 reels of microfilm).

 

Attachment Records

1916-1940

Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Certificates of Attachment [with index], vol. 1, 1916-1940 (1 volume).

 

Census Records

1920

Series documents the population, property, and agricultural production of the county. Records may include census rolls and abstracts, farm schedules, abstract of assessment and census, enumeration of inhabitants and industrial products, and enumeration of inhabitants and military enrollment. Information includes number of males and females per age category; head of household; name, age, and gender of household members; occupation and relationship of household members to head of household; and description and value of real and personal property. Information may also include nationality, physical description, birthplace, health, and religion of household members and agricultural production statistics.

The fee-based subscriber version of the Local Area Virtual Atlas (LAVA) includes GIS map layers documenting census information.

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, Room 311:
Deschutes County 1920 Census [Abstract], 1920 (1 binder).

Records at the Bend Public Library:
Oregon Deschutes County Census [Abstracts-Deschutes Historical Society], 1920 (1 binder).

 

Circuit Court Case Files

1911-1985

Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
[Circuit Court Case Files-boxed], no. 4600-10639, 1935-1959 (71 cu.ft.);
[Circuit Court Case Files-open shelves], no. 10640-35797, 1959-1983 (388 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Civil [Case Files-boxed], no. 130-4599, ca.1911-1935 (72 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Records [Case Files], no. 130-438, ca.1911-ca.1920 (4 reels of microfilm);
Divorce Returns, 1943-1949 (3 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes County Courthouse, Second Floor State Court Record Department Office:
[Circuit Court Index-Direct and Indirect], 1918-1985 (.25 inches of microfiche).

 

Circuit Court Dockets

1916-1984

Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Circuit Court Register [no. 1-6298], vol. 1-5, 1916-1944 (5 volumes);
Circuit Court Register [no. 6299 to 11234-title varies-with index], vol. 6-9, 1944-1961 (4 volumes);
Register of Actions [Circuit Court], no. 11235-37337, 1961-1984 (10 reels of microfilm);
Trial Docket, vol. 6-9, 1972-1984 (4 volumes);
Trial Record [Circuit Court], vol. 4, 1948-ca.1960 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building, Main Floor Lobby Exhibit Case:
Trial Record [Circuit Court], vol. 1-3, 1919-1948 (3 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes County Courthouse, Second Floor State Court Record Department Office:
[Circuit Court Register of Actions-no. 11235-35935], vol. 10-31, 1961-1984 (2 inches of microfiche).

 

Circuit Court Journals

1917-1983

Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Circuit Court Journal [Index-to vol. 48 to 156 of the circuit court journal on microfilm], vol. 48-49, 1966-1983 (2 volumes);
Circuit Court Journal, vol. 1-14, 1917-1945 (14 volumes);
Circuit Court Journal [with index], vol. 15-47, 1945-1966 (33 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Storage Room:
Commissioners Journals [Circuit Court Journal-filmed on same reels], vol. 55-126, 1970-1981 (54 reels of microfilm).

 

Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings

1888-1984

Series documents the recording of a variety of legal documents filed in the clerk's or recorder's office. These documents were not required to be filed with the clerk and often included filings such as birth and marriage certificates of individuals who were born or married outside of the county but wanted the document to be filed in their county of residence. Other documents include wills, obligation bonds, quit claims, deeds, conveyances, mortgage satisfactions, agreements, charters, partnership dissolutions, contracts, powers of attorney, liens, leases, marriage licenses, military discharges, ministerial certificates, medical personnel licenses, birth and death certificates, and affidavits of publication. Information includes dates filed, name of individual filing, type of action, and volume and page number where recorded. Series may also include alphabetical indexes of individuals filing a recording. Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Miscellaneous Record, vol. 1-15, 1917-1969 (15 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Miscellaneous Index Direct and Indirect, vol. 1, 1907-1973 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous [Records], vol. 1-15, 1917-1969 (8 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous Record [transcribed from Crook County], vol. A, 1888-1916 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Miscellaneous Index [Clerk's], 1905-1984 (Internet).

 

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings

1983-[ongoing]

Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

Since 1983 deeds, mortgages, mining claims and military discharges have been included in the clerk's Official Record. The Web-based Deschutes County Clerk's Office Recording System Web Query includes searchable access to recorded document information beginning in 1985.

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Official Records [Clerk's Recorded Documents], vol. 1-529, 1983-1998 (529 reels of microfilm); vol. 1999-2000, 1999-2000 (140 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Storage Room:
Official Records [Clerk's Recorded Documents], vol. 2001-2007, 2001-present (687 reels of microfilm).

 

Corner Survey Records

1958-[ongoing]

Series documents the establishment and/or restoration of survey corners or monuments by the county surveyor or registered land surveyors. Records include maps, field survey restoration notes, historical notes, and indexes. Information includes description of corners; existing markers; descriptions of new markers and any changes made to the locations; property owners; township, range, and section numbers; donation land claim information; date the new markers were set; and surveyor's signatures.

The searchable Deschutes County Survey Research Application includes Oregon Corner Restoration Records (OCRR).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Surveyor's Office:
Corner Negatives [Corner Monumentation Photographic Negatives], vol. 1, n.d.-ca.2003 (1 binder);
Corner Photos [Corner Monumentation Photographs], vol. 1-6, n.d.-ca.2003 (6 binders);
Corner Restorations [Oregon Corner Restoration Record-arranged by geographic location system], 1958-present (16 inches of aperture cards);
Corner Restorations [Oregon Corner Restoration Record-arranged numerically by corner number], 1958-present (16 inches of aperture cards);
Metsker's Atlas of Deschutes County [serves as index to Corner Restoration Record], ca.1958-present (1 volume);
Oregon Corner Restoration Record Locations for Deschutes County [Wall Map], 2006 (1 map).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Front Vault:
E.G. Mansfield Corner Ties [Land Corner Drawings and Notes], ca.1974-ca.1977 (1 binder);
OCRR Records and Forms [Oregon Corner Restoration Record], no. 1-1784, 1958-present (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Vault:
[Corner Description Cards-by township and range], n.d. (.15 cu.ft.);
[Corner Description Cards], no. 100-647, n.d. (.15 cu.ft.);
Metsker's Atlas of Deschutes County Oregon [Found and Restored Corners-Old Rd. Dept. Corner Cards Record], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
OCRR [Oregon Corner Restoration Record], no. 1-1777, 1958-present (17 inches of aperture cards).

 

County Budgets

1921-[ongoing]

Series documents the annual allotment of funds for county government operations as agreed to by the board of commissioners. Information includes total amount of funds budgeted for each office. Later budgets may include organizational charts and a narrative of each county office function.

Beginning in 1920 budgets were included in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Audit Reports [includes county budget information], 1921-1923, 1925-1928, 1935-2003 (4 cu.ft.);
Budget Allowances & Expenditures [Adopted Budget], 1956-1965 (1 volume);
Budgets [County], 1963-1982 (.70 cu.ft.);
Budgets [Estimate], 1937-1938 (.05 cu.ft.);
Budgets [Expenditures-Budget Reports], 1946-1957 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
County Budgets, 1982-1983 (1 volume); 1983-1984 (1 volume); 1984-1985 (1 binder); 1985-1986 (1 volume); 1986-1987 (1 binder); 1987-1988 (1 binder); 1988-1989 (1 binder); 1989-1992 (3 volumes); 1992-1993 (1 binder); 1994-1995 (1 volume); 1996-1997 (1 volume); 1998-1999 (1 volume; 2000-2002 (2 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Legal Counsel's Conference Room:
Adopted Budget Deschutes County, 2007-present (1 volume).

Records at the Bend Public Library:
Deschutes County Adopted Budget [title varies], 1977-1978 (1 volume); 1981-present (26 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Adopted Budgets [Deschutes County], 2003-present (Internet).

 

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).

 

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). 

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Orders From Commissioners Journals, 1984-1988 (1 cu.ft.); 1989-1998 (3 cu.ft.); 2002-2004 (1 cu.ft.);
Ordinances [County], 1984-1990 (1 cu.ft.); 1998-2002 (1 cu.ft.);
Ordinances From Commissioners Journals, 1990-1998 (3 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 [County], 1998-2002 (1 cu.ft.);
Resolutions From Commissioners Journals, 1983-1998 (3 cu.ft.); 2002-2004 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Deschutes County Code [includes zoning ordinance], n.d.-ca.1996 (1 volume); vol. 1-2, 2001-2002 (2 binders).

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, Legal Counsel's Conference Room:
Legislative History Deschutes County Code [Ordinances-arranged by code title number and date], ca.1970-ca.2005 (11 binders);
Orders [County], 1980-present (26 binders);
Ordinances [County], 1980-present (21 binders);
Resolutions [County], 1980-present (20 binders).

Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Building, Second Floor Planning Division Office:
Ordinances [Comprehensive Plan Related-with index], 1981-present (18 binders).

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);
PL-15 [Zoning Ordinance with Amendments], 1971-1990 (1 binder).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Vault:
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-present (6 binders).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Front Vault:
County Road Files [includes petitions, orders, resolutions, viewer's reports, dedications, maps, rights-of-way, correspondence, and related records], ca.1900-present (60 cu.ft.);
Orders Resolutions Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division ordinances], ca.1975-present (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Bend Public Library:
Deschutes County Code [includes zoning ordinances], vol. I-II, 1920-1996 (2 volumes);
Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan [Deschutes County Ordinance 81.043-Subdivision and Partition], 1981 (1 volume);
Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan [Deschutes County Ordinance 83.037-Solar Access], 1983 (1 volume);
Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan [Geothermal Element for the Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance], 1985 (1 volume);
Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan [Zoning Ordinance], 1979 (1 volume);
Deschutes County Ordinances [includes zoning ordinances], vol. 1-8, ca.1982-1999 (8 binders);
Deschutes County Transportation System Plan [Ordinance no. 98.044], 1998 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Deschutes County Code [includes comprehensive plan and zoning and subdivision ordinances], 1920-present (Internet).

 

County Comprehensive Plans

1920-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and revision of a plan for the use of lands within the county. Series includes plans for transportation, energy, housing, population and economics, public facilities and services, urbanization, natural resources, greenways, recreation, agricultural and forest lands, land capability, resource quality, floodplains, landmarks, historic property, rural community center designation, and natural areas. Each plan includes background information about the subject; supporting documentation such as maps, charts, and diagrams; and a narrative description of each aspect of the plan and how it is to be implemented. Series may also include an overall "comprehensive plan" which contains both historical and current looks at county land practices and defines goals and policies adhered to during the creation and implementation of the plan.

The free public access version of the Web-based Deschutes County Local Area Virtual Atlas (LAVA) includes a GIS map layer showing urban growth boundaries as well as related layers. The fee-based subscriber version of the Local Area Virtual Atlas (LAVA) includes additional related GIS map layers.

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office:
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps], 1965-1997 (51 maps).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Legal Counsel's Conference Room:
Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan PL 20, vol. 1-2, ca.1993-present (2 binders).

Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Building, Second Floor Planning Division Office:
Comprehensive Plan [Deschutes County], 2002 (1 binder);
Comprehensive Plan to 1990 [Wall Map], 1969 (1 map);
Comprehensive Plan [Wall Map], ca.1979 (1 map);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes zoning, districts, comprehensive plan, flood plain, flood insurance, transportation, and topographical], ca.1957-present (ca.300 maps);
Ordinances [Comprehensive Plan Related-with index], 1981-present (18 binders);
Periodic Review Text Amendment Files [Comprehensive Plan], 2004-present (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Building, Second Floor Planning Division Conference Room:
[Comprehensive Plan Deschutes County], 1979 (1 binder).

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.).

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Community Development Department Area:
Comprehensive Plan [Development Records], 1980-1981 (1 cu.ft.);
Plan Amendment [Comprehensive], 1978-1989 (1 cu.ft.);
TA [Comprehensive Plan Text Amendments-includes zone changes], 1995-2003 (10 cu.ft.);
Text Amendments [Comprehensive Plan], 1991-1995 (6 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Comprehensive Plan Documents [Legal Department], 1979-1992 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Bend Public Library:
Comprehensive Plan Deschutes County Resource Element [includes maps], 1979 (1 volume);
Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan [Geothermal Element for the Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance], 1985 (1 volume);
Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan Year 2000, 1979 (1 binder);
Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan Year 2000 [Final], 1979 (1 binder).

Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Deschutes County Code [includes comprehensive plan and zoning and subdivision ordinances], 1920-present (Internet).

 

County Court Case Files

1916-1965

Series documents the actions of the county court in civil and some criminal cases. Records include complaints, judgments, decrees, summonses, warrants, affidavits, writs, and an index. County court cases include spousal support, employment compensation, satisfaction of judgments, and divorce. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; case type; and filing dates of actions and decrees.

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Juvenile [County Court Case Files-includes insane commitment, dependent mother, civil, criminal, juvenile, and other cases], no. 1-2237, 1916-1965 (17 cu.ft.).

 

County Court Judicial Journals

1916-1973

Series records the proceedings of the county court for civil and some criminal cases. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; trial date; memorandum of subsequent proceedings; and fees charged. Cases include citizenship petitions, legal changes to name, commitments, and writs of habeas corpus. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
County Court Journal [includes insane commitment, dependent mother, civil, criminal, adoption, juvenile, and other cases-with index], vol. 1-7, 1916-1969 (7 volumes);
County Court Register [includes insane commitment, dependent mother, civil, criminal, adoption, juvenile, and other cases-no. 1 to 590-water damaged-with index], vol. 1, 1916-1931 (1 volume);
County Court Register [includes insane commitment, dependent mother, civil, criminal, adoption, juvenile, and other cases-no. 591 to 1380-with index], vol. 1, 1931-1951 (1 volume);
County Court Register [includes insane commitment, juvenile, and name change cases-no. 1381 to 2164], vol. 2, 1951-1964 (1 volume);
County Court Register [includes primarily juvenile cases-no. 2165 to 2973-with index], vol. 3, 1964-1973 (1 volume).

 

County Fair Records

1951-[ongoing]

Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

Premium lists were included in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals) beginning in 1917.

Records at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Fair Administration Building, Director's Office:
Deschutes County Fair Board Meeting Minutes, 2001-present (1 binder).

Records at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Fair Administration Building, Storage Room:
[Deschutes County Fair Guide], 1965-1973 (9 volumes);
Fair Board Minutes [Deschutes County Fair Association], 1951-1967 (1 binder); 1976-1979 (1 binder); 1980-1983 (1 binder).

Records at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Fair Administration Building, Marketing Office:
DCFA Stockholders [Deschutes County Fair Association Minutes], 1991-2000 (1 binder);
Deschutes County Fair Premium Book [title varies], 2000-present (.25 cu.ft.);
Minutes [Deschutes County Fair Association], 1968-1975 (1 binder); 1983-1985 (1 binder); 1985-1988 (1 volume); 1989-1991 (1 binder); 1992-1994 (1 binder);
Stockholders Minutes [Deschutes County Fair Association], 1961-1990 (1 binder).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, Room 311:
[Deschutes County Fair Premium Book], 2003 (1 volume).

 

County Officials Reports

1971-1980

Series reports the activities of county officials to the county court or board of county commissioners. Series may include reports by the treasurer, surveyor, clerk, roadmaster, assessor, sheriff, school superintendent, and county nurse or doctor. Reports summarize the activities of county officials and their staff as they perform their official duties.

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Treasurers Reports, 1971-1980 (.20 cu.ft.).

 

Death Records

1916-1930

Series documents the recording of deaths in the county. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes registration number; place and date of death; name, sex, color, birth date and place, age, and marital status of the deceased; names and birthplaces of parents; primary and contributory cause of death; physician, registrar, and informant signatures; filing date; and date and place of burial. Death records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register deaths. County death records have been inventoried through 1920. Access to death records is restricted for 50 years following the date of death by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096. Contact the Oregon State Archives for access to state death certificates that are more than 50 years old. Contact the Oregon Center for Health Statistics for access to more recent death certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Births and Deaths [does not include birth information], 1916-1930 (1 volume);
Record of Deaths, 1920-1921 (1 volume).

 

Deeds and Indexes

1871-1984

Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quit claim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.

Since 1983 deeds have been recorded in the clerk's Official Record (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Deed Record [includes deed records from Crook County before 1916], vol. 1-165, 1871-1969 (165 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Deed Records, vol. 1-366, 1871-1982 (192 reels of microfilm);
Deeds Direct [Index], 1871-1928 (1 volume);
Deeds Indirect [Index], 1871-1928 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Direct, vol. 1-13, 1927-1984 (13 volumes);
Index to Deeds Indirect, vol. 1-13, 1927-1984 (13 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Deed Index Books [Direct and Indirect], 1871-1984 (Internet);
Metes & Bounds Grantor/Grantee Indexes [Tract Index to Deeds-Clerk's Historical Indexes], ca.1889-ca.1959 (Internet).

 

Delayed Birth Records

1863-1983

Series documents birth records generated by a court in response to a petition. Records may include petitions, decrees or orders, affidavits of correction, registers, and certificates. If the information provided with the petition met the requirements of the court, a decree was issued that served as a legal birth document. Most petitions were filed decades after the actual birth. They were filed in the county of residence at the time of petition, not necessarily in the county of birth. Dates listed in brackets document the range of actual birth dates. Date ranges for court actions such as petitions and decrees are also included. Also see Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Delayed Births [Registration Records-documents births from 1863 to 1948], 1943-ca.1961 (1.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Circuit Court Birth Register [Delayed Birth Registrations], 1943-1983 (1 reel of microfilm);
Circuit Court Journal [includes delayed birth registrations from ca.1870 to ca.1920], vol. 13-14, 1943-1945 (2 volumes);
Circuit Court Journal [includes delayed birth registrations from ca.1880 to ca.1940-with index], vol. 15-47, 1945-1966 (33 volumes).

 

Election Voting Abstracts

1917-1982

Series documents the tabulation and reporting of election results for the county. Records include voting abstracts and the record of election. Information includes election date; precinct name and number; office; precinct and total votes; victory margin; winning candidate; county clerk, board of canvasser, and justice of the peace signatures; ballot number; summation of votes; and election board's decision. Election voting abstracts have been inventoried through 1960. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Election voting returns were included in the Commissioners Journals (County Commissioners Administrative Journals) beginning in 1918.

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Storage Room:
Election Board [Record], vol. 2, 1938-1956 (1 volume);
Election Record, vol. 3, 1956-1982 (1 volume);
Election Register, vol. 1, 1917-1937 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Election Records, 1917-1981 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Farm Name Registration Records

1917-1960

Series documents the application for and registration of farm names with the county clerk or recorder. Records may include registers, original applications, or certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; farm name, location, and description; and date and number of application and final application. Series may also include an index arranged either alphabetically by name of owner or by farm name. Farm name records have been inventoried through 1964.

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Register of Farm Names, vol. 1, 1917-1960 (1 volume).

 

Federal Land Grant Records

1864-1985

Series records ownership of county lands obtained from the federal government. Series includes records of land grants administered under a variety of federal programs such as donation land claims and homesteads. Donation land claims are the most common type of federal land grant in Oregon that is documented in this inventory project. Donation land claims resulted from an act of the 1850 Congress under which citizens of the United States, or those who filed a declaration of intention prior to December 1, 1850 and had resided upon or cultivated the land for four consecutive years, were granted a specified amount of acreage in the Oregon Territory. Donation land claims were unique in that acreage granted to married couples was divided evenly. Half of the acreage was placed in the husband's name while the other half was placed in the wife's name. Records include plats, indexes, and survey notes. Information includes township, range, and section numbers, names of donation land claim holders and claim numbers, claim dates, acreage, and descriptions of surveys.

Under the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers were given 160 acres of land in the public domain if they built a home on the land, resided there for five years, and cultivated the land. A complete homestead entry file includes such documents as the homestead application, homestead proof, and final certificate authorizing the claimant to obtain a land patent.

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Historical Patent Index, ca.1905-ca.1917 (1 binder);
Patent Record [Federal Land Grant-includes Crook County information], vol. 1-2, 1905-1917 (2 volumes);
Patent Records [Federal Land Grant-includes Crook County information], vol. 1-2, 1905-1917 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, Room 311:
Land Ownership [Maps-includes homesteads, Hudson Land Company, Metsker, subdivision, and irrigation], ca.1900-1985 (ca.1.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, First Floor Library:
Patent Deed Records of Deschutes Co., Oregon [Land Claim Abstracts], 1904-1916 (1 volume).

Records at the Bend Public Library:
Patent Deed Records of Deschutes Co., Oregon [Land Claim Abstracts], 1904-1916 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Patent Index by Name [Land Claims-Clerk's Historical Indexes-PDF], 1905-1917 (Internet);
Patent Index by Township and Range [Land Claims-Clerk's Historical Indexes-PDF], 1905-1917 (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Search Land Patents [includes patent and legal land descriptions and some document images], ca.1864-ca.1957 (BLM GLO Web site).

 

Foreclosure Records

1916-n.d.

Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.

References to foreclosures and tax sales are included in the Commissioners Journals (County Commissioners Administrative Journals) beginning in 1916.

 

Health and Human Services Records

1995-[ongoing]

Series documents the activities of the county health and human services programs operated by the county. Series includes narrative or statistical monthly, quarterly, and annual reports or minutes discussing program goals, objectives, and accomplishments. Program areas include public and mental health; juvenile services; adult and family services; women, infant, and child (WIC) services; alcohol and drug abuse; and developmental disabilities. In 1994 the name of the Children and Youth Services Commission was changed to the Commission on Children and Families.

As of 2007, mental health and alcohol and drug advisory board functions are covered by the Addiction and Mental Health Advisory Board.

Records at the Deschutes County Human Services Building, Second Floor Mental Health Advisory Board Secretary's Office:
LADPC [Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee Meeting Minutes], 1995-2001 (1 binder);
Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee Meeting Minutes, 2001-2002 (1 volume);
Mental Health Advisory Board [Meeting Minutes], 2001-2002 (1 binder);
Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board Meeting Minutes, 2002-present (6 binders).

Records at the Deschutes County Human Services Building, Second Floor Developmental Disabilities Secretary's Office:
DDPC [Developmental Disabilities Planning Committee Minutes], 2004-present (1 binder);
DD Planning Committee [Minutes], 2001-2003 (1 binder).

Records at the Deschutes County Human Services Building, Second Floor Developmental Disabilities Program Manager's Office:
[Developmental Disabilities Planning Committee Minutes], 1998-2002 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Mike Maier County Services Building, Commission on Children and Families Office:
Board Executive PAC [Commission on Children and Families Meeting Minutes-includes related records], 2001-present (7 binders).

Records at the Mike Maier County Services Building, Commission on Children and Families Office, Storage Room:
CCF Commission Meeting Minutes [Commission on Children and Families-includes related records], 1998-1999 (2 binders);
Commission Meeting Minutes [Commission on Children and Families], 2000 (1 binder).

 

Insane Commitment Records

1916-[ongoing]

Series documents the examination, commitment, and release of mentally ill persons to and from the state's mental institutions. Series contains statements of complaint and commitment recorded by the county clerk or recorder and includes petitions to have an individual committed; physicians certification that an individual is insane; delivery warrants authorizing a county official (usually the sheriff) to take the individual to the state hospital; patient discharges; paroles or transfers; indexes; and correspondence. Information includes patient and family names, date committed, reason, physical description, and a brief family history. This series may also be known as the Insane Record, Mental Illness Record, and Mentally Ill and Feeble Minded Record. By 1968, in most counties, the commitment of the mentally ill or deficient had become the responsibility of the circuit court. Access to these records may be restricted for 75 years by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496.

Mental commitment case files have been indexed on the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) since 1986.

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
County Court Journal [includes insane commitment, dependent mother, civil, criminal, adoption, juvenile, and other cases-with index], vol. 1-7, 1916-1969 (7 volumes);
County Court Register [includes insane commitment, dependent mother, civil, criminal, adoption, juvenile, and other cases-no. 1 to 590-water damaged-with index], vol. 1, 1916-1931 (1 volume);
County Court Register [includes insane commitment, dependent mother, civil, criminal, adoption, juvenile, and other cases-no. 591 to 1380-with index], vol. 1, 1931-1951 (1 volume);
County Court Register [includes insane commitment, juvenile, and name change cases-no. 1381 to 2164], vol. 2, 1951-1964 (1 volume);
District Court Register [includes mental commitment and name change cases-with index], vol. 1, 1964-1984 (1 volume);
Juvenile [County Court Case Files-includes insane commitment, dependent mother, civil, criminal, juvenile, and other cases], no. 1 to 2237, 1916-1965 (17 cu.ft.);
[Mental Commitment Case Files-includes some name changes], no. 64.1-84.485, 85MN001-00MN0182, 1964-2000 (15 cu.ft.); no. 00MH0001-00MH0012, 2000-2006 (5 cu.ft.);
Mentals [Commitment Register-with index], 1985-1986 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building, Court Accounting Office:
MH [Mental Health Commitment Case Files], 2006-2007 (.80 cu.ft.).

 

Judgment and Execution Records

1883-1932

Series records official decisions by the court and subsequent instructions to the sheriff to recover costs and awards related to debt, divorce, and other civil cases. The record serves as the official notice of the existence of a lien. Information includes title and case number; names of plaintiff, creditor, defendant, debtor, and attorney; amount of judgment; description of property levied on; writ of execution; disposition of case; decisions on appeals; dates docketed and satisfied; and volume and page numbers where recorded. Records may include judgment dockets, execution dockets, and fee books. Judgment and execution records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Execution Docket Circuit Court, vol. 1, 1916-1932 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building, Main Floor Lobby Exhibit Case:
Judgment Docket Circuit Court, vol. 1, 1883-1929 (1 volume).

 

Justice Court Case Files

1917-1936

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Justice Docket [Bend Precinct], 1917-1919 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Small Claims [Bend District-with index], 1926-1936 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building, Main Floor Lobby Exhibit Case:
Justice Docket [Bend Precinct-with index], vol. 1-2, 1921-1922 (2 volumes);
[Justice Docket-Criminal], 1924 (1 volume).

 

Justice Court Dockets

1917-1936

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Justice Docket [Bend Precinct], 1917-1919 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Small Claims [Bend District-with index], 1926-1936 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building, Main Floor Lobby Exhibit Case:
Justice Docket [Bend Precinct-with index], vol. 1-2, 1921-1922 (2 volumes);
[Justice Docket-Criminal], 1924 (1 volume).

 

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).

 

Land Title Registers

1900-1985

Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in Deeds and Indexes.

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
[Present Ownership Record], 1915-1936 (1 volume);
Present Ownership Record, vol. 1, 1917-ca.1936 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Tract Index City Lots, vol. 1-3, 1903-1958 (3 volumes);
Tract Index Lands, vol. 1-4, 1900-1958 (4 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, Room 311:
Land Ownership [Maps-includes homesteads, Hudson Land Company, Metsker, subdivision, and irrigation], ca.1900-1985 (1.50 cu.ft.).

 

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1900-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

The free public access version of the Web-based Deschutes County Local Area Virtual Atlas (LAVA) includes GIS map layers showing emergency service, school, airport, railroad, USGS quad, unincorporated community, city limits, snowload, census zip code, contour, soil, public land, hydrography, flood plain, wetland, wildlife area, and other subjects. The fee-based subscriber version of the Local Area Virtual Atlas (LAVA) includes additional GIS map layers and capabilities. The searchable Deschutes County Survey Research Application includes assessor maps.

Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Building, Second Floor Planning Division Office:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes zoning, districts, comprehensive plan, flood plain, flood insurance, transportation, and topographical], ca.1957-present (ca.300 maps).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Storage Room:
[Miscellaneous Storage Room Maps-includes election precincts, vicinities, urban areas, districts-rolled and folded], ca.1982-present (ca.5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Assessor's Office:
[Assessor's Maps], n.d.-present (20 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Vault:
Kingfile 1 [Engineering Plans-includes road, water, sewer, and site plans], ca.1986-present (ca.500 maps and drawings);
[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).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Surveyor's Office:
Flood Insurance Rate Map [Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1988-1998 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Building Plans Public [includes cities, schools, county courthouse, and other public structures-rolled], ca.1917-present (ca.50 drawings).

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
[Miscellaneous Plans-includes courthouse remodel, public safety complex, juvenile justice building, justice building-rolled], 1996-1999 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, Room 311:
Architectural Plans [includes Reid School, hotels, old Bend Post Office, Brooks Scanlon Lumber Co. Mill, Central Oregon Community College, etc.], ca.1910-2000 (40 drawings);
Camp Abbot [Maps], 1942-1945 (25 maps);
City of Bend Maps [includes streets, subdivisions, irrigated lands, zoning, historical district, etc.], 1904-present (ca.50 maps);
City of Redmond Maps [includes streets, fire insurance, truck route, and pedestrian], 1909-present (ca.100 maps);
County Maps [includes zoning, highway, Metsker, fire district], 1917-2002 (ca.25 maps);
Land Ownership [Maps-includes homesteads, Hudson Land Company, Metsker, subdivision, and irrigation], ca.1900-1985 (ca.1.50 cu.ft.);
[Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Atlas], 1927-1956 (1 volume);
Sanborn Maps-Bend [copies], 1913-1928 (ca.90 maps);
Large Rolled Maps [includes historical sites, cities, railroad, timber land, zoning, forest, road, school district], 1915-1991 (25 maps);
Misc. City Maps [Miscellaneous-includes Terrebonne, Tumalo, La Pine, Sisters, Sunriver, Black Butte Ranch, etc.], 1904-1980 (ca.25 maps);
Misc. Maps [Miscellaneous-includes drainage basin, topographical, cemetery, etc.], 1904-1998 (ca.50 maps);
Shevlin Hixon Camp Maps [Logging Company], ca.1917-ca.1952 (ca.65 maps);
Small Rolled Maps [includes railroads], 1918-1940 (8 maps);
U.S. Forest Service Maps [United States-Deschutes County area], 1957-2005 (10 maps);
USGS Quad Maps [United States Geological Survey Quadrangle Maps-Deschutes County area], 1923-1968 (ca.75 maps);
Water Resources [Maps], ca.1904-ca.1960 (ca.65 maps).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, Third Floor Vault:
[Deschutes County School Districts Map], ca.1923-ca.1944 (1 map).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, First Floor Library:
1944 Metsker Map [Atlas of Deschutes County-photocopy], 1944 (1 binder).

Records at the Bend Public Library:
Metsker's Atlas of Deschutes County Oregon, 1972 (1 volume);
Oregon Topographic Maps [United States Geological Survey-includes primarily Deschutes County], 1954-1990 (ca.100 maps);
Soil Resource Inventory Deschutes National Forest [Atlas of Maps], 1976 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Assessor's Tax Lot Maps [Local Area Virtual Atlas-LAVA-includes PDF and TIFF files], n.d.-present (Internet.

Records at the Deschutes County Expo Center Web Site:
Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center [Map], n.d. (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Marriage Records

1916-1975

Series documents the recording of marriages by the county and includes applications, marriage certificates and licenses, and indexes to marriage records. Information includes the names and residences of bride and groom; justice of the peace, minister, or name of individual officiating; fees charged; date filed; volume and page numbers where recorded; certificate number; date and place of marriage; and signatures of witnesses and county officials. Beginning in 1906 marriages have been officially registered with the state of Oregon. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Marriage records have been inventoried through 1960.

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Applications for Marriages, 1936-1943 (.25 cu.ft.); 1953-1959 (.25 cu.ft.);
Marriage Record, vol. 1-9, 1916-1962 (9 volumes);
Marriage Returns, 1935-1953 (.50 cu.ft.);
Medical Certificates [Marriage], 1954-1956, 1958 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center:
Marriage Applications, Licenses and Certificates [trifolded-alphabetical], 1937-2001 (37 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Deschutes County Marriages [Abstracts-Deschutes Historical Society], 1916-1948 (1 volume);
Index to Marriages Direct and Indirect, vol. 1, 1916-1975 (1 volume);
Marriage Index [alphabetical by groom's last name], 1916-present (2 binders).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, First Floor Library:
Deschutes Co. Mar. [County Marriage Abstract Cards], 1916-ca.1922 (.25 cu.ft.);
Oregon Deschutes County Marriages [Abstracts to vol. 1 to 3-Deschutes Historical Society], 1916-1925 (1 volume).

Records at the Bend Public Library:
Oregon Deschutes County Marriages [Abstracts to vol. 1 to 3-Deschutes Historical Society], 1916-1925 (1 volume).

 

Medical Profession Registration Records

1917-1974

Series documents the registration of individuals in compliance with the requirements of relevant Oregon boards of examiners to practice a medical profession in the state. Professions registered include physicians, surgeons, osteopaths, naturopaths, dentists, nurses, druggists, chiropractors, chiropodists, optometrists, and veterinarians. Records include registers, certificates, and licenses. Information includes name of registrant; name of school; graduation date; names of members of the examining board; licensing and recording dates; and licensing or registration numbers.

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Optometry Record [with index], vol. 1, 1917-1971 (1 volume);
Physicians and Surgeons Record [with index], vol. 1, 1917-1972 (1 volume);
Record Chiropractics [with index], vol. 1, 1922-1974 (1 volume);
Record of Dental Certificates [with index], vol. 1, 1917-1962 (1 volume);
Record of Registered Nurses [with index], vol. 1, 1924-1973 (1 volume).

 

Military Records

1942-1984

Series lists those eligible for military service and records the discharge dates of those who served in the military. Series includes eligibility, enlistment, discharge registers, or muster rolls, and may include alphabetical indexes. Information includes name of individual serving or eligible for service; enlistment and discharge dates and codes; residences at birth and enlistment; occupations and ages at time of enlistment; branches of service; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical condition, education and types of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge. Access to military discharge records may be restricted for 75 years by 2009 Oregon Legislative Assembly SB 618.

See the clerk's Miscellaneous Record (Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings) for military discharge records before 1945. Since 1983 military discharges have been recorded in the clerk's Official Record (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). References to soldiers' relief were included in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals) beginning in 1916. The Web-based Deschutes County Clerk's Office Recording System Web Query includes searchable access to military discharge information beginning in 1985.

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Honorable Discharge Record [Index to vol. 1 to 14-also includes discharge certificates from 1968 to 1969], vol. 15, 1945-1984 (1 volume);
U.S. Discharge Record [title varies], vol. 1-14, 1945-1968 (14 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Record of Discharges, vol. 15-16, 1969-1982 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, Room 317:
Oregon Civil Reserves [Records-includes aircraft observers, first aid, medical, police, block wardens, instructors, regions, motor corps, salvage, and other subjects], ca.1942-ca.1945 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Military Discharge Records [Index-Clerk's Historical Indexes], 1945-1984 (Internet).

 

Mining Claim Records

1869-1986

Series documents actions filed with the county related to mineral interest claims. Types of actions include mineral rights and royalty assignments, mineral interest claims, lease releases, interest stipulations, corrections, bills of sale and conveyance assignments, and location notices. Information includes names of involved parties; action types and dates; and volume and page numbers. The series may also include copies of claim location notices giving descriptions and details of individual claims.

Beginning in 1983 mining claims were recorded in the clerk's Official Record (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). The Web-based Deschutes County Local Area Virtual Atlas (LAVA) includes GIS maps related to surface mining impact areas. The Web-based Deschutes County Clerk's Office Recording System Web Query includes searchable access to mining claim information beginning in 1985.

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
G.L.O. Plats [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management-includes mineral surveys], ca.1869-1986 (1 volume);
Record of Mines [with index], vol. 1-2, 1919-1978 (2 volumes); vol. 1-3, 1919-1982 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Surveyor's Office:
GLO [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Plats and Notes-includes mineral surveys], 1869-1986 (2 inches of aperture cards);
GLO Plats By Township & Range [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Plats and Notes-includes mineral surveys], 1869-1986 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Mortgage Records

1880-1984

Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.

Since 1983 mortgages have been recorded in the clerk's Official Record (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 2-10, 1928-1984 (9 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 2-10, 1928-1984 (9 volumes);
Mortgage Records, vol. 1-339, 1880-1982 (168 reels of microfilm);
Mortgages Direct [Index], 1880-1928 (1 volume);
Mortgages Indirect [Index], 1880-1928 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Amortization Record [Federal Farm Loan Amortization Mortgage], vol. 1-2, 1917-1940 (2 volumes);
Mortgage Record, vol. 1-166, 1880-1969 (166 volumes).

 

Naturalization Certificates

1917-1969

Series documents the granting of United States citizenship to petitioners. Records include applications, witness affidavits, court findings granting or denying citizenship, certificates, and indexes. Declarations of intention may also be included. Information includes name, age, and residence of applicant; applicant's dependents; date of filing of declarations of intention and petitions; and volume and page numbers where papers are recorded.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Certificate of Naturalization [Stubs], no. 829951-830000, 1917-1921 (1 volume); no. 1571451-1571500, 1921-1925 (1 volume);
Naturalization Index, 1917-1969 (.25 cu.ft.);
Search for 1917-1969 Deschutes County Naturalizations in Oregon Historical Records Index.

 

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1917-1969

Series documents the process taken by applicants for United States citizenship in declaring their intention to become United States citizens. Information may include applicant's name, age, physical description, place and date of birth, method of immigration, date and port of entry, names and ages of wife and children, and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Declarations of intention may also be attached to naturalization petitions or naturalization certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Declarations of Intentions [title varies-with index], no. 1-514, 1917-1967 (6 volumes);
Naturalization Index [Card], 1917-1969 (.25 cu.ft.);
Search for 1917-1969 Deschutes County Naturalizations in Oregon Historical Records Index.

 

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1917-1970

Series documents the application for United States citizenship by aliens. Information includes name, residence, and occupation of applicants; place and date of birth; emigration place, date, and vessel; declaration of intention dates; name, birthplace, and birth date of dependents; and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Accompanying the petitions are witness and petitioner affidavits, oaths of allegiance, court orders admitting or denying citizenship, declarations of intention, depositions, and certificates of arrival.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Court Orders Naturalization, 1930-1970 (1 volume);
Naturalization Index, 1917-1969 (.25 cu.ft.);
Petition and Record [Naturalization-with index], 1917-1929 (2 volumes);
Petitions [Naturalization], no. 179-811, 1929-1969 (8 volumes);
Repatriation and Military Naturalizations, 1938-1955 (1 volume);
TR Petitions [Transfers-Naturalization], 1966-1967 (1 volume);
Search for 1917-1969 Deschutes County Naturalizations in Oregon Historical Records Index.

 

Pension and Relief Records

1916-1969

Series documents financial assistance approved by the county court for widows, mothers, dependent children, orphans, the elderly, and indigents. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. Because the provision of relief became primarily a state and federal function in the 1930s, records are inventoried through 1939.

References to indigent relief, soldiers' relief, and widows' pensions were included in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals) beginning in 1916.

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
County Court Journal [includes insane commitment, dependent mother, civil, criminal, adoption, juvenile, and other cases-with index], vol. 1-7, 1916-1969 (7 volumes);
County Court Register [includes insane commitment, dependent mother, civil, criminal, adoption, juvenile, and other cases-no. 1 to 590-water damaged-with index], vol. 1, 1916-1931 (1 volume);
County Court Register [includes insane commitment, dependent mother, civil, criminal, adoption, juvenile, and other cases-no. 591 to 1380-with index], vol. 1, 1931-1951 (1 volume);
Juvenile [County Court Case Files-includes insane commitment, dependent mother, civil, criminal, juvenile, and other cases], no. 1-2237, 1916-1965 (17 cu.ft.).

 

Planning Commission Minutes

1974-[ongoing]

Series documents the discussions and activities of the county planning commission as recorded in the minutes and agendas. Topics discussed include the creation, amendment, and appeal of zoning ordinances and county land use laws; county comprehensive plans; and election or appointment of planning commission members.

Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Building, Second Floor Planning Division Office, Conference Room:
Deschutes County Planning Commission [Meeting Minutes-title varies], 1974 (1 binder); 1983-present (47 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Community Development Department Area:
Box 289 Planning Director's Files [includes some planning commission minutes], 1981 (.05 cu.ft.);
Box 340 Hearings Officer Office Files [includes some planning commission minutes], 1981-1982 (.25 cu.ft.).

 

Probate Case Files

1916-[ongoing]

Series documents actions taken on probate cases brought before the county, district, or circuit court for settlement. Records include wills, receipts, claims, vouchers, petitions to sell, notices of annual accounting, final estate accounting reports, appraiser's affidavits, bills of sale, inventories, fee bills, appraisals, administrator and appointment certificates, and appraiser oaths. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Deschutes County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1986.

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
[Probate Case Files-Conservatorships, Guardianships, and Small Estates], no. 1-5334, 1916-1985 (104 cu.ft.);
[Probate Case Files-Conservatorships], no. 85PC0025-05PC0085, 1985-2005 (78 cu.ft.);
[Probate Case Files-Estates], no. 85PB0042-04PB0191, 1985-2004 (91 cu.ft.);
[Probate Case Files-Name Changes], no. 85NC0002-06NC0095, 1985-2006 (12 cu.ft.);
[Probate Case Files-Small Estates], no. 85PS0027-06PS0105, 1985-2006 (25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Courthouse, Second Floor State Court Record Department Office:
NC [Probate Name Change Case Files], 2007 (1 cu.ft.);
PB [Probate Estate Case Files], 2005-2007 (13 cu.ft.);
PC [Probate Conservatorship Case Files], 2006-2007 (3.50 cu.ft.);
[Probate Register-also serves as case file index], vol. 1-6, 1917-1986 (.50 inch of microfiche);
PS [Probate Small Estate Case Files], 2007 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, First Floor Library:
Probate Records [Index-typescript], vol. 1-2, 1917-1962 (1 binder).

Records at the Bend Public Library:
Index to Probate Records [Abstracts to vol. I and II], 1917-1962 (1 volume).

 

Probate Estate Records

1917-1970

Series documents information recorded about estates probated in the county or circuit courts. Information includes deceased party's name; recording and death dates; residence; name and address of executors, administrators, or trustees; estimated values of real and personal property; inventory and appraisal dates; the estate's value according to the appraisals and to the county court; and the names and relationship of heirs. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases.

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Probate Account Record [title varies-with index], vol. 1-5, 1917-1949 (5 volumes);
Record of Estates, 1917-1970 (1 volume).

 

Probate Registers

1917-1986

Series records the actions taken by the county's probate court. Information includes case numbers, estate or deceased's name, administrator's or executor's name, dates and types of papers filed, and memoranda and court orders listed by dates of appointment of administrator or executor. Series may also be referred to as probate journals, dockets, or records of actions. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. In 1986 circuit courts with probate jurisdiction began recording basic case information on the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN). This network functionally replaced probate dockets and journals previously maintained by the courts. The transition to full use of OJIN by all circuit courts in Oregon took approximately two years. Contact the trial court administrator for access to OJIN. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Deschutes County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1986.

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Probate Journal [title varies-with index], vol. 1-22, 1917-1969 (22 volumes);
Probate Registers, vol. 1-8, 1917-ca.1986 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Deschutes County Courthouse, Second Floor State Court Record Department Office:
[Probate Register-with index], vol. 1-6, 1917-1986 (.50 inch of microfiche).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Storage Room:
Commissioners Journals [Probate Journal-filmed on same reels], vol. 23-29, ca.1969-ca.1980 (54 reels of microfilm).

 

Road and Bridge Records

1877-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, general road and highway maps, petitions to have roads constructed or altered, notices, complaints, vacation records, and correspondence. Information includes road numbers and names and descriptions of the activity occurring on the road. Information concerning county roads may be available on the Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) at the county road office. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

The fee-based subscriber version of the Local Area Virtual Atlas (LAVA) includes GIS map layers documenting traffic light, milepost, bridge, road tax district, and other road-related information. The Legacy Roads application includes historical names, right-of-way widths, establishment dates, visual representations, and related records about Deschutes County roads. The searchable On-Line Road Maps application includes urban and rural series road maps. County commissioners journal information related to road establishments from circa 1879 to the present is included on a searchable computer database available in the Deschutes County Road Department, Engineering Office. Road jacket (case file) and road vacation information are also indexed on a searchable computer database available in the engineering office.

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Front Vault:
County Road Files [includes petitions, orders, resolutions, viewer's reports, dedications, maps, rights-of-way, correspondence, and related records], ca.1900-present (60 cu.ft.);
Deschutes County Official Road Maps, 1999 (1 volume);
Road Vacations [Alphabetical List], 1999 (1 binder);
Road Vacations [Case Files], ca.1951-present (14 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Vault:
Bridges [Plans and Maps], ca.1970-present (ca.250 maps and drawings);
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 road surveys, 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 binders);
Linen Tracings [includes road survey maps, field notes, orders, and related records-photocopies], 1917-present (6 binders);
[Miscellaneous Road Survey Field Books-includes some bridge information], ca.1950-ca.1977 (22 volumes);
[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);
Old Road Numbers These Correspond to Gould's Road Index #s [Road Number List-includes other road related information], ca.1878-1951 (1 binder);
[Road Card Index-indexes road field books, road record, and road maps], ca.1877-ca.1995 (.30 cu.ft.);
[Crook County Road Record-includes petitions, orders, and surveys-photocopies in orange binder], 1877-1898 (1 volume);
ROR [Record of Roads-includes petitions, orders, and resolutions-photocopies-with index], vol. 1, 1919-1922 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Office:
Deeds & Easement Public & Private [Road-includes related correspondence], ca.1963-present (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Surveyor's Office:
Road List [Deschutes County], 1994 (1 binder); 1998 (1 binder).

Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Building, Second Floor Planning Division Office:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes zoning, districts, comprehensive plan, flood plain, flood insurance, transportation, and topographical], ca.1957-present (ca.300 maps).

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Record of Roads [includes road establishment orders and resolutions-road no. 1 to 40-with index], vol. 1, 1920-1922 (1 volume).

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);
City of Redmond Maps [includes streets, fire insurance, truck route, and pedestrian], 1909-present (ca.100 maps);
County Maps [Deschutes County Official Road Maps], 1999 (1 volume);
County Maps [includes zoning, highway, Metsker, fire district], 1917-2002 (ca.25 maps);
Large Rolled Maps [includes historical sites, cities, railroad, timber land, zoning, forest, road, school district], 1915-1991 (25 maps).

Records at the Bend Public Library:
Deschutes County Road List, 1988 (1 volume); 1990 (1 volume);
Deschutes County Transportation System Plan [Ordinance no. 98.044], 1998 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Deschutes County Bridge Maps, 2010 (Internet);
Deschutes County Road Atlas [PDF], 2010 (Internet);
Road Reports [includes segments, mileposts, average daily traffic counts, and other reports], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1877-[ongoing]

Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

The fee-based subscriber version of the Local Area Virtual Atlas (LAVA) includes GIS map layers documenting traffic light, milepost, bridge, road tax district, and other road-related information. The Legacy Roads application includes historical names, right-of-way widths, establishment dates, visual representations, and related records about Deschutes County roads. Road survey field book and road survey map information are indexed on a searchable computer database available in the Deschutes County Road Department, Engineering Office.

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Vault:
County Market Roads [Maps-title varies], ca.1919-ca.1979 (ca.650 maps);
[Crook County Road Jackets-Case Files-includes road surveys, petitions, reports, notices, orders, and related records], 1892-1916 (2 cu.ft.);
Dalles California Highway Deschutes County Survey Notes, 1919 (1 volume);
Field Book Index By Alphabetical [Road Survey], n.d. (1 binder);
Field Books From City of Bend [Cross Section and Road Construction Field Books], ca.1950-ca.1959 (1 cu.ft.);
Index of Field Books [Road Survey], ca.1977-present (1 binder);
Index R.B. Gould [Land and Road Survey Field Books and Surveyor's Road Record Index], 1910-1939 (1 volume);
Index to Field Books [Road Survey], ca.1878-ca.1941 (1 binder);
Index to Old Field Books [Road Surveys], 1900-1976 (1 volume);
Kingfile 1 [Engineering Plans-includes road, water, sewer, and site plans], ca.1986-present (ca.500 maps and drawings);
Kingfile 2 [Road Survey Maps-includes related records], ca.1920-present (ca.500 maps and drawings);
[Miscellaneous Road Survey Field Books-includes some bridge information], ca.1950-ca.1977 (22 volumes);
[Road Card Index-indexes road field books, road record, and road maps], ca.1877-ca.1995 (.30 cu.ft.);
[Road Survey Field Books], 1917-present (200 volumes);
[Road Survey Overlay Mylars-on U.S. Geological Survey quadrangle map base-large white pressboard cover], ca.1962-n.d. (1 volume);
[Subdivision Plans-Road Engineering Plans Within Subdivisions], ca.1974-present (ca.500 drawings);
[Survey Calculation Books-to road and land surveys], ca.1910-ca.1939 (11 volumes);
Surveyor's Road Record [Maps and Notes-with index], vol. 1, 1877-1916 (1 volume).

 

School District Records

1895-1970

Series reports the general and financial statistics of each school district located in the county. Information includes school district number and clerk's name; number of individuals within the district between ages four and twenty; number of teachers employed; number of school houses (owned by the district); number of legal voters; number of libraries and books within each; number of private schools; cash on hand at last report; district tax received from county; state schools funds received; general value of school grounds and furnishings; property values; enrollment; number of students enrolled from outlying districts; school census; and board minutes. Series may also contain school attendance and grade reports and data on students and parents. Records may be titled School District Clerk Annual Report, District Clerk's Book of Records, District Clerk Record Book, or Oregon School Register and Record Book, which is the most comprehensive record of school district activities. School district records have been inventoried through 1965. Access to student records may be restricted by state or federal law.

Records at the Manzanita Building, High Desert Education Service District Archives (Census Records):
Alfalfa Census [District No. 24], 1913-1921, 1924, 1929-1935 (.05 cu.ft.);
Census [Clerk's Annual Census Report-various districts], 1936-1945 (1 volume); 1946-1953 (1 volume); 1954-1964 (1 volume);
Census [District No. 7-Tetherow Butte], 1922-1943 (.10 cu.ft.);
Census [District No. 15-Brothers-with gaps], 1911-1938 (.05 cu.ft.);
Census [District No. 29-Rolyat-formerly Crook County District No. 77-stored with Brothers], 1910-1919 (.05 cu.ft.);
Census Reports [Clerk's Annual Census Reports-various school districts], 1931-1951 (.10 cu.ft.);
School District #1 Misc. Census, 1932, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970 (1 volume).

Records at the Manzanita Building, High Desert Education Service District Archives (District Clerk's Records):
District Clerk's Annual Report [District No. 2], 1939 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Annual Report [District No. 24-Alfalfa], 1933-1935 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 3-Tumalo], 1939-1940 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 7-Tetherow Butte], 1929-1935 (1 volume); 1935-1942 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 12-Lower Bridge], 1929-1933 (1 volume); 1952-1958 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 15-Brothers], 1926-1929 (1 volume); 1929-1933 (1 volume); 1934-1936, 1940, 1944-1945 (.10 cu.ft.); 1937-1939 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 17-Hampton-formerly Crook County District No. 78], 1911-1920 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 23-Plainview-formerly Crook County District No. 61], 1910-1913 (1 volume); 1913-1920 (1 volume); 1930-1934 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 24-Alfalfa], 1913-1919 (1 volume); 1919-1922 (1 volume); 1922-1929 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 29-Rolyat-formerly Crook County District No. 77], 1910-1913 (1 volume); 1911-1912 (1 volume); 1911-1913 (1 volume); 1913-1916 (1 volume); 1916-1921 (1 volume); 1921-1923 (1 volume); 1922-1928 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 30], 1929-1933 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 34-Millican], 1931-1938 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 36], 1935-1939 (1 volume); 1938-1940 (1 volume).

Records at the Manzanita Building, High Desert Education Service District Archives (Miscellaneous Records):
Laurel Loan Record of Text Books Issued [Pinehurst School], 1931-1932 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous School Records-District No. 29-formerly Crook County District No. 77-includes teachers' contracts, budgets, and audits], ca.1913-ca.1930 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Manzanita Building, High Desert Education Service District Archives (Registers):
Harper Dist. 25 [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 25], 1950-1961 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3-Tumalo-formerly Crook County District No. 53], 1911-1913 (1 volume); 1913-1916 (1 volume); 1914-1918 (1 volume); 1919-1921 (2 volumes); 1923-1927 (1 volume); 1926-1932 (1 volume); 1934-1938 (1 volume); 1934-1939 (1 volume); 1937-1939 (1 volume); 1939-1953 (.50 cu.ft.); 1948-1950 (1 volume); 1953-1955 (1 volume); 1955-1956 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 4-La Pine High School], 1927-1933 (1 volume); 1933-1938 (1 volume); 1934-1939 (1 volume); 1938-1939 (1 volume); 1943-1944 (1 volume); 1944-1945 (1 volume); 1946-1947 (1 volume); 1947-1948 (1 volume); 1949-1951 (2 volumes); 1954-1961 (1 volume); 1956-1961 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 4-La Pine Intermediate], 1928-1932 (1 volume); 1932-1938 (1 volume); 1934-1937 (1 volume); 1938-1939 (1 volume); 1939-1942 (1 volume); 1940-1942 (1 volume); 1943-1944 (1 volume); 1944-1945 (1 volume); 1945-1946 (1 volume); 1946-1947 (1 volume); 1947-1948 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 4-La Pine Primary], 1927-1933 (1 volume); 1928-1931 (1 volume); 1929-1933 (1 volume); 1931-1934 (1 volume); 1935-1939 (1 volume); 1943-1944 (1 volume); 1944-1945 (1 volume); 1945-1946 (1 volume); 1946-1947 (1 volume); 1947-1948 (1 volume); 1948-1949 (2 volumes); 1949-1950 (1 volume); 1949-1951 (1 volume); 1950-1951 (1 volume); 1951-1952 (1 volume); 1953-1961 (1 volume); 1954-1961 (1 volume); 1956-1961 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 5-Terrebonne], 1939-1941 (1 volume); 1940-1941 (3 volumes); 1943-1944 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Tetherow Butte], 1939-1942 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 8-Cline Falls], 1939-1941 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Brooks Scanlon Camp], 1941-1942 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Pinehurst], 1941-1942 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 12-Lower Bridge], 1931-1939 (1 volume); 1939-1943 (1 volume); 1943-1954 (1 volume); 1956-1957 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 15-Brothers], 1922-1930 (1 volume); 1940-1943 (2 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 17-Hampton-formerly Crook County District No. 78], 1914-1918 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 22-Richardson], 1942-1946 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 23-Plainview], 1939-1941 (2 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 24-Alfalfa], 1942-1944 (2 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 28-Hoech], 1936-1941 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 29-Rolyat], 1917-1921 (1 volume); 1922-1929 (1 volume).

Records at the Bend-La Pine School District Administration Building, Room 214, Vault (District No. 1-No School Noted: Registers A-C):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Abbie Gray-teacher], 1923-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Ada Hellberg-teacher], 1925-1927 (1 volume); 1930-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Agnes Johnson-teacher], 1931-1934 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Agnes Lane-teacher], 1922-1923 (1 volume); 1924-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Alice Allen-teacher], 1924-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Alice Booth-teacher], 1929-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Alice Hanby-teacher], 1930-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Alice Maser-teacher], 1931-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Alma Halvorson-teacher], 1930-1933 (1 volume); 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Almira Quinn-teacher], 1926-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Anderson and Ball-teachers], 1933-1935 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Anderson, Englund, and Peck-teachers], 1924-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Arthur Taylor-teacher], 1922-1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Avis Fisher-teacher], 1922-1924 (1 volume); 1924-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Barney and Schott-teachers], 1929-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Bertha Wilkins-teacher], 1915-1918 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-B. Larson-teacher], 1930-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Brooks Scanlon Camp 1], 1927-1928 (1 volume); 1928-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Brooks Scanlon Camp 1-Glen Turner-teacher], 1923-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Cane and Maclay-teachers], 1917-1918 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Catherine Erickson-teacher], 1924-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-C. Coleman-teacher], 1922-1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Clara Schleunes-teacher], 1926-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Clarence Olivier-teacher], 1926-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Clarissa Walton-teacher], 1924-1926 (1 volume); 1925-1926 (1 volume).

Records at the Bend-La Pine School District Administration Building, Room 214, Vault (District No. 1-No School Noted: Registers D-G):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Dessie Baker-teacher], 1929-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Doris Foster-teacher], 1917-1918 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Dorothea Clark-teacher], 1925-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Dorrance and Kellig-teachers], 1926-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Edith Swick-teacher], 1925-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Edith Westley-teacher], 1922-1924 (1 volume); 1924-1926 (1 volume); 1926-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Effie Williamson-teacher], 1922-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Eleanor Kellig-teacher], 1928-1931 (1 volume); 1930-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Ellestad and Howe-teacher], 1924-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Elsie Schanche-teacher], 1929-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Emilie Haldeman-teacher], 1925-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Emily Webber-teacher], 1931-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Esther Rebstock-teacher], 1927-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Ethelyn Hathaway-teacher], 1922-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Eunice Catlow-teacher], 1922-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Evangeline Zulawinski-teacher], 1928-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Faye Crawford-teacher], 1929-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Flora Thorson-teacher], 1922-1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Florence Kerr-teacher], 1931-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Florence Ravenscroft-teacher], 1925-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Frances Thompson-teacher], 1925-1926 (1 volume); 1929-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Gertrude Hauks-teacher], 1915-1918 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Goldie Goodrich-teacher], 1924-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Grace Huseth-teacher], 1925-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Grace Schott-teacher], 1935-1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Greve and Webster-teachers], 1927-1929 (1 volume).

Records at the Bend-La Pine School District Administration Building, Room 214, Vault (District No. 1-No School Noted: Registers H-L):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Haldeman and Schott-teacher], 1927-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Harold Baird-teacher], 1929-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Harriett Greve-teacher], 1925-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Harvey Thompson-teacher], 1917-1918 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Helen Bartrum-teacher], 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Helen Ellenson-teacher], 1931-1934 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Helen Spees-teacher], 1926-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Henrietta Stermer-teacher], 1924-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Hillson and Scott-teachers], 1930-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Howe and Larson-teachers], 1927-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Ida Chase-teacher], 1927-1931 (1 volume); 1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Iva Stalcup-teacher], 1923-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Ivy Davidson-teacher], 1916-1917 (1 volume); 1922-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Jean Webster-teacher], 1929-1931 (1 volume); 1931-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Jenson and Chute-teachers], 1930-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-J.L. Chute-teacher], 1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Josephine Heartt-teacher], 1922-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kallona Hardin-teacher], 1926-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Katherine Boswell-teacher], 1930-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kelly and Jewell-teachers], 1930-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Lillian Newton-teacher], 1915-1918 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-L.J. Cody-teacher], 1922-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Lora Schnore-teacher], 1928-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Lucy Searcy-teacher], 1922-1924 (1 volume); 1924-1926 (1 volume); 1926-1929 (1 volume); 1930-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Lulu Goplerud-teacher], 1926-1928 (1 volume).

Records at the Bend-La Pine School District Administration Building, Room 214, Vault (District No. 1-No School Noted: Registers M-Y):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Mae Ritchey-teacher], 1915-1916 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Margaret Downs-teacher], 1915-1917 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Margaret McDevitt-teacher], 1930-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Margaret Mortenson-teacher], 1930-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Margaret O'Leary-teacher], 1927-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Margaret Sullivan-teacher], 1925-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Margaret Thomas-teacher], 1925-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Margaurite Hanson-teacher], 1924-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Mary Donegan-teacher], 1923-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Mary Sawyer-teacher], 1924-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Myrtel Pelker-teacher], 1931-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Myrtle Roubenik-teacher], 1929-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Nellie McKay-teacher], 1922-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Ona Hudson-teacher], 1926-1928 (1 volume); 1929-1931 (2 volumes); 1934-1935 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Ora Tucker-teacher], 1922-1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Ray Bremner-teacher], 1926-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Roubenik and Kelly-teachers], 1931-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-R. Templeton-teacher], 1928-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Rubhie Koonst-teacher], 1924-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Scott, Crawford, and Strauss-teachers], 1931-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Seely and Hilson-teachers], 1931-1934 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Shevlin Hixson Camp-Jennie Ranney-teacher], 1925-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Templeton and Boswell-teachers], 1931-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Thelma Ellestad-teacher], 1922-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Tucker and Dorrance-teachers], 1924-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Vera Wagner-teacher], 1930-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Verna Luther-teacher], 1926-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Violet Bowden-teacher], 1926-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Ward and Barney-teacher], 1926-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Webber and Smith-teachers], 1932-1934 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Workman and Chase-teachers], 1929-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Young and Jobes-teachers], 1930-1932 (1 volume).

Records at the Bend-La Pine School District Administration Building, Room 214, Vault (District No. 1-Central School: Registers):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Central School], 1926-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Central School-Eda Williams-teacher], 1926-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Central School-Frederick Beck-teacher], 1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Central School-Loula Saunders-teacher], 1926 (1 volume).

Records at the Bend-La Pine School District Administration Building, Room 214, Vault (District No. 1-Kenwood School: Registers):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School], 1931-1933 (1 volume); 1939-1940 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School-Goodrich and McCorkle-teachers], 1923-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School-Goodrich and Thompson-teachers], 1926-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School-Hazel Calbreath-teacher], 1925-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School-Helen Peck-teacher], 1927-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School-Inez Kelly-teacher], 1927-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School-Kallona Hudson-teacher], 1928-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School-Kenneth Wall-teacher], 1923-1924 (1 volume); 1924-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School-Irene Karr-teacher], 1922-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School-Louise Sears-teacher], 1926-1929 (1 volume); 1929-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School-Marie Brosterhous-teacher], 1922-1924 (1 volume); 1924-1926 (1 volume); 1926-1929 (1 volume); 1929-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School-Ruth McCorkle-teacher], 1926-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School-Thelma Warner-teacher], 1928-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School-Vera Hughes-teacher], 1924-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School-Vida Brougher-teacher], 1922-1924 (1 volume); 1924-1927 (1 volume); 1929-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kenwood School-Wilkenson and Perryman-teachers], 1927-1929 (1 volume).

Records at the Bend-La Pine School District Administration Building, Room 214, Vault (District No. 1-Reid School: Registers):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Reid School], 1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Reid School-Baker and Workman-teachers], 1926-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Reid School-Bertha Huebner-teacher], 1922-1924 (1 volume); 1924-1925 (1 volume); 1926-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Reid School-Elizabeth Lynn-teacher], 1928-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Reid School-Ermel Scott-teacher], 1928-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Reid School-Evelyn Baker-teacher], 1928-1930 (1 volume); 1931-1934 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Reid School-Ida Chase-teacher], 1931-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Reid School-Kelly and Chase-teachers], 1927-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Reid School-Nellie Tifft-teacher], 1922-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Reid School-Olive Young-teacher], 1926-1928 (1 volume); 1929-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Reid School-Ownbey and Walton-teachers], 1923-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Reid School-Pearl Hill-teacher], 1922-1924 (1 volume); 1924-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1928 (1 volume); 1928-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Reid School-Sullivan and Hilsen-teachers], 1927-1930 (1 volume).

Records at the Bend-La Pine School District Administration Building, Room 214, Vault (District No. 1: Registers-Blue Covers):
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Allen School], 1944-1945 (2 volumes);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Allen School-Alice Schott-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Allen School-Irma Klinghammer-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Allen School-Emerline Upp-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Allen School-Lois Grant-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Allen School-Luewala Sanders-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Allen School-Ruby McCann-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Evelyn Brookings-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Jean Webster-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School], 1943-1944 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Alice Allen-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Almeda Holst-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Elizabeth Kibby-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Elsie Chute-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Elva Grell-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Emily Andrew-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Emily Spencer-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Enid De Lany-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Faye Crawford-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Grace Preston-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Helen Peak-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Jean Watson-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Judith Rinell-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Kallona Fox-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Lillie Shipler-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Marian Bloomquist-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Myrthenia Martin-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Kenwood School-Stella Loehr-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Reid School], 1941-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Reid School-Elsie Chute-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Reid School-Genevieve Hillgen-teacher], 1944-1945 (1 volume).

Records at the Bend-La Pine School District Administration Building, Room 214, Vault (District No. 2: Registers):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Bend Union High School-Grade 8], 1939-1940 (4 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Bend Union High School-Grade 9], 1926 (1 volume); 1927 (1 volume); 1929-1930 (3 volumes); 1930 (1 volume); 1930-1931 (1 volume); 1930-1932 (1 volume); 1931 (1 volume); 1931-1932 (1 volume); 1934-1936 (1 volume); 1934-1938 (1 volume); 1938-1939 (2 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Bend Union High School-Grade 10], 1926-1927 (1 volume); 1927 (5 volumes); 1928-1929 (1 volume); 1929 (1 volume); 1930 (2 volumes); 1931 (1 volume); 1934-1935 (1 volume); 1939-1940 (5 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Bend Union High School-Grade 11], 1926 (1 volume); 1927 (4 volumes); 1931 (1 volume); 1939-1940 (3 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Bend Union High School-Grade 12], 1925-1926 (1 volume); 1926 (1 volume); 1927-1928 (1 volume); 1929-1930 (2 volumes); 1931-1932 (1 volume); 1939-1940 (3 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Bend Union High School-Grades 9 and 11], 1932-1935 (2 volumes); 1933-1935 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Bend Union High School-Grades 9 and 12], 1927 (1 volume); 1937-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Bend Union High School-Grades 9 to 10], 1933-1935 (1 volume); 1933-1936 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Bend Union High School-Grades 10 to 11], 1932-1934 (1 volume); 1932-1935 (3 volumes); 1935-1938 (2 volumes); 1935-1939 (1 volume); 1937-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Bend Union High School-Grades 10 to 12], 1932-1935 (3 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Bend Union High School-Grades 11 to 12], 1932-1934 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-High School Boys-D.A. Emerson-teacher], 1924-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-High School D.A. Emerson-teacher], 1925-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-High School Girls-Arthur Taylor-teacher], 1923-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-High School Grade 9-D.A. Emerson-teacher], 1925-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-High School Grade 10-D.A. Emerson-teacher], 1925-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-High School Grade 11-D.A. Emerson-teacher], 1925-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Senior High School], 1923-1924 (1 volume).

Records at the Bend-La Pine School District Administration Building, Room 214, Vault (Miscellaneous Records):
Census [School District No. 1], 1955-1964 (.30 cu.ft.);
Elementary School Registers [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-various schools], 1964-1965 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [Bend UH 24 and 1-Dorothy Byrd-teacher], 1942-1943 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [Crook County District No. 12-Nellie Pattison-teacher], 1915-1916 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Bend Junior High School], 1955-1956 (1 volume);
Registers School [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-various schools], 1965-1966 (1 volume).

Records at the Bend-La Pine School District Administration Building, Room 110, Technology Support Office:
Annual Reports [Teachers-District No. 1-reel 123], 1924-1925 (1 reel of microfilm);
School Board Minutes [District No. 1], 1917-1968 (3 reels of microfilm);
School Census Reports [reels 122-123], 1914-1970 (2 reels of microfilm);
Student Record Cards Elementary & High School [reels 111-115], 1922-1935 (5 reels of microfilm);
Student Record Cards Elementary Drops & 6th Grade [reels 104-108], 1951-1971 (5 reels of microfilm);
Student Record Cards Jr. & Sr. High [Junior and Senior-reels 85-95], 1947-1975 (11 reels of microfilm);
Student Record Cards [reels 96-103], 1926-1960 (8 reels of microfilm);
Student Record Cards Sr. High Dead File [reels 108-111], 1930-1949 (4 reels of microfilm);
Teachers Annual Reports [reel 174], 1927-1930 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, Room 311:
Journal School District No. 1, 1920-1947 (1 volume);
Ledger School District No. 1, 1920-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [School District No. 10], 1919-1922 (1 volume);
School Register and Grade Book [District No. 7-includes cooking recipes pasted over many pages], 1895-1896 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, Third Floor Conservation Lab:
Census Records [includes various school districts and related records], ca.1903-ca.1937 (.35 cu.ft.).

 

Superintendent of Schools Records

1913-1970

Series documents the official and financial affairs of the superintendent of schools concerning teachers, students, and schools located in the county. Records include annual statements on the condition of common (public) schools in the county, school district boundary records, school district accounts, and book purchases. Information includes financial information, school curricula, boundary descriptions, and enrollment and attendance data. Superintendent of schools records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Manzanita Building, High Desert Education Service District Archives:
8th Grade Promotions [Oregon State Eighth Grade Examination], 1937-1950 (1 volume);
Budgets [School District], 1935-1952 (2 volumes);
Clerk's Reports [District Clerk's Annual Report-various district], 1931-1942 (1 volume);
H.S. Principals Reports [High School], 1932-1962 (1 volume);
Non-High School [District Clerk's Record Book], 1936-1953 (1 volume);
Record of Teachers' Experience [Record of Teachers' Contracts and Certificates], 1937-1955 (1 volume);
School Superintendent's Record of Annual Reports, 1936-1970 (1 volume);
Teacher Certification [Record of Teachers' Experience], 1913-1947 (1 volume);
Teachers Credentials [Record of Teachers Contracts and Certificates], 1948-1963 (1 volume).

 

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1869-[ongoing]

Series documents surveys of county land by the county or licensed professional surveyors. Records include log books, field notes, and plats. An index may also be included. Information includes survey dates; who the survey was for; donation land claims; township, range, section, and survey numbers; a history of previous surveys made for the area; descriptions of land, vegetation, and soil; landmarks; metes and bounds of tracts surveyed; and surveyor's names. Plats also include corner restoration marks, scales, dates created and filed, and donation land claim owners.

The searchable Deschutes County Survey Research Application includes a survey indexes, field notes and plats as well as General Land Office (GLO) plats and field notes.

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);
Deschutes County Surveyor Map Index [on assessor map base-color coded], ca.1902-present (12 binders);
Deschutes River Woods [County Survey Visual Index], 1962-present (1 volume);
GLO [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Plats and Notes-includes mineral surveys], 1869-1986 (2 inches of aperture cards);
GLO Plats By Township & Range [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Plats and Notes-includes mineral surveys], 1869-1986 (1 volume);
[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:
[City of Bend Level Field Books], ca.1910-ca.1911 (1 cu.ft.);
Index R.B. Gould [to Land and Road Survey Field Books and Surveyor's Road Record], 1910-1939 (1 volume);
[Survey Calculation Books-to road and land surveys], ca.1910-ca.1939 (11 volumes);
[Surveyor's Land Survey Field Books-Robert E. Gould], ca.1910-1940 (99 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Front Vault:
GLO Microfiche [General Land Office Survey Plats and Notes], n.d. (5 inches of microfiche);
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 Research Room:
G.L.O. Plats [General Land Office-includes mineral surveys], ca.1869-ca.1983 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, Room 317:
[Timber Cruise Survey Field Books], ca.1925-ca.1935 (ca.35 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Tax Lot Cards

1961-[ongoing]

Tax lot cards, which contain official descriptions of real property, are used to track land ownership and lot size and also may serve as a deed reference. Records include tax lot number; the location of the land in reference to township, range, and section; and a description and record of changes to the property, acreage, and land owner.

Since 1995 tax lot information has been maintained on computer in the assessor's office. The Web-based Deschutes County D.I.A.L. Assessor Inquiry System includes searchable tax lot information. The fee-based subscriber version of the Local Area Virtual Atlas (LAVA) includes GIS map layers related to tax lots.

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Assessor's Office:
[Official Record of Descriptions of Real Property-Tax Lot Cards], 1961-1995 (45 cu.ft.).

 

Water Rights Records

1911-1979

Series documents the authorization by the state and local governments for the use of public waters. Series includes water rights, licenses, and certificates of water rights issued by the state and filed with the county. Records may include alphabetical indexes to the certificates, transcripts, statements, evidence, and other records specifically related to water rights cases heard by circuit and appellate courts. Information includes names of individuals proving water rights; locations of water rights including the township, range, and section number; descriptions of land under such rights; and limitations of appropriations of rights and use of rights (i.e., length of time, usage). Original water rights certificates are filed with the Oregon Water Resources Department.

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Contests for Squaw Creek [with index], 1911 (1 volume);
Contests for Tumalo Creek [with index], 1911 (3 volumes);
Depositions of Water Users for Squaw Creek, 1912-1914 (1 volume);
Deschutes River Evidence, vol. 27, 1926 (1 volume);
Deschutes River Original Evidence, vol. 31-32, ca.1925 (2 volumes);
Evidence for the Deschutes River [includes briefs and stipulations], vol. 26, 1924 (1 volume);
Exhibits for Deschutes River, vol. 27-28, 1924 (2 volumes);
Modified Findings and Decree for Deschutes River, 1923 (1 volume);
Notices and Orders for Squaw Creek, 1911 (1 volume);
Notices of Contest for the Deschutes River, vol. 20-23, 1924 (4 volumes);
Opinion and Findings Revising and Modifying the State Engineers Findings, 1927 (1 volume);
[Original Evidence and Testimony for Paulina Lake], 1916 -1917 (1 volume);
Original Statements and Proofs of Claims for Squaw Creek, 1911 (2 volumes);
[Petitions and Notices for the Deschutes River], vol. 25, 1924 (1 volume);
Petition, Stipulation, and Exhibits for Tumalo Creek, 1911 (1 volume);
Proof of Appropriation for Deschutes River, 1951 (1 volume);
Proofs of Appropriation [Deschutes River], vol. 1, 1928 (1 volume);
Proofs of Mailing Notice of Hearing on Petition for Central Oregon Irrigation District, 1917 (1 volume);
Report on Duty of Water for Deschutes River [with index], 1932 (1 volume);
Report on the Central Oregon Irrigation District, 1914 (1 volume);
Statement and Proof of Claim for the Deschutes River, vol. 1-6, 9-17, 1923-1924 (17 volumes);
Statements and Proofs of Claims for Tumalo Creek [with index], 1911 (1 volume);
[Supplemental Findings of Fact and Order of Determination for the Deschutes River], 1953 (1 volume);
Transcript of Testimony for the Deschutes River, vol. 18, 1924 (1 volume);
Tumalo Creek Report on Re-Examination of Lands, 1953 (1 volume);
State Engineer Water Rights [Petitions and Orders], 1932-1945 (.10 cu.ft.);
Waiver for Deschutes River, 1928 (1 volume);
Water Resources [Supplemental Decree and Order of Determination for the Deschutes River], 1958 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Index to Water Rights, vol. 1, 1912-1934 (1 volume);
Tumalo Project Assignment of Columbia Southern Contracts [Irrigation], vol. 6, 1914-1917 (1 volume);
Tumalo Project Assignment of Contracts [Irrigation], vol. 4, 1917-1956 (1 volume);
Tumalo Project Contracts [Irrigation Project Record], vol. 1-2, 1914-1918 (2 volumes);
Tumalo Project Record Book [Irrigation Project Register-refers to actions related to contract no. 1 to 267 in vol. 1 to 5], 1914-ca.1918 (1 volume);
Tumalo Project Release of Liens [Irrigation Project-Transfer of Water Rights and Release of Lien], vol. 5, 1915-1923 (1 volume);
Water Certificates [Record], vol. 1-2, 1912-1979 (2 volumes).

 

Zoning Records

1904-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and implementation of codes and policies relating to the zoning of county lands and to illustrate and locate the various zoned areas within the county. Records include uniform zone codes and ordinances depicting various zoned lands in the county. Information in codes and ordinances includes definition, code/ordinance numbers, purposes, uses, conditions for use, and changes made to codes/ordinances. Maps include area and/or zone descriptions, dates created, scales, and commissioners' signatures. Areas are typically zoned for residential, industrial, commercial, flood plain, agricultural, timber, public and government, and mineral extraction uses.

The free public access version of the Web-based Deschutes County Local Area Virtual Atlas (LAVA) includes a GIS map layer showing zoning as well as related layers. The fee-based subscriber version of the Local Area Virtual Atlas (LAVA) includes additional related GIS map layers.

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office:
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps], 1965-1997 (51 maps).

Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Building, First Floor Reception Area:
Zoning Maps [Current], n.d.-present (11 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Building, Second Floor Planning Division Office:
[County Zoning Maps], ca.1972-ca.1981 (ca.75 maps);
Deschutes County Zoning [Wall Maps], 2001-2004 (10 maps);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes zoning, districts, comprehensive plan, flood plain, flood insurance, transportation, and topographical], ca.1957-present (ca.300 maps).

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);
PL-15 [Zoning Ordinance with Amendments], 1971-1990 (1 binder).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Vault:
Book of Ordinances [includes zoning and subdivision-with index], 1960-1966 (1 volume).

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.).

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Community Development Department Area:
1970s Land Use Apps [Applications-includes zone change records], 1973, 1976 (1 cu.ft.);
Misc. 1970s Files [Miscellaneous Planning Files-includes zone change maps], 1974, 1977 (2 cu.ft.);
TA [Comprehensive Plan Text Amendments-includes zone changes], 1995-2003 (10 cu.ft.);
Zone Change [Records], 1977-1985 (5 cu.ft.);
Zoning Before 1970 [Case Files-includes related records], ca.1965-ca.1969 (2 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);
County Maps [includes zoning, highway, Metsker, fire district], 1917-2002 (ca.25 maps);
Large Rolled Maps [includes historical sites, cities, railroad, timber land, zoning, forest, road, school district], 1915-1991 (25 maps).

Records at the Bend Public Library:
Deschutes County Code [includes zoning ordinances], vol. I-II, 1920-1996 (2 volumes);
Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan [Geothermal Element for the Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance], 1985 (1 volume);
Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan [Zoning Ordinance], 1979 (1 volume);
Deschutes County Ordinances [includes zoning ordinances], vol. 1-8, ca.1982-1999 (8 binders).

Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Deschutes County Code [includes comprehensive plan and zoning and subdivision ordinances], 1920-present (Internet).


Inventory by Gary Halvorson, Senior Archivist
Last Update: May 12, 2009

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