Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Deschutes County Records Inventory
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
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
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).