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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1923-[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.

Since 1853 orders, ordinances, and resolutions have been recorded in the County Court Journal and successive records (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning Department Office:
LUDO [Land Use and Development Ordinances-includes subdivision, partition, and zoning information], 1960-present (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Public Works Engineering Office:
Roads [Case Files-includes survey copies, resolutions, orders, correspondence, and related records], 1960-present (18 cu.ft.);
Roads Prior to 1960 [Case Files-includes survey copies, resolutions, orders, correspondence, and related records], ca.1925-1959 (13 cu.ft.).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives:
Road Dockets [includes maps, reports, vacations, agreements, resolutions, orders], no. 500-1106, 1923-1980 (15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Douglas County Web Site:
County Codes [Douglas County], n.d.-present (Internet);
Land Use and Development Ordinances [includes subdivision, partition, and zoning information], 1960-present (Internet).

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