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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Land Subdivision Records

1851-[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 Survey Access & Retrieval System maintained by the Surveyor's Office includes assessor maps, city street maps, condominium plats, dedicated street maps, land partition plats, railroad right-of-way maps, subdivision plats, survey plats, county road maps, corner survey plats, GLO/BLM plats and notes, and Donation Land Claim notes dating from ca.1853 to the present. Land Use Action Case Files that include zoning, subdivision, and partition information from 1997 to 2004 are imaged on a DocuWare document management system maintained by the Planning Department.

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives:
Condominiums and Post Monumentations [Plats], 1972-2000 (1 volume);
Condominiums [Plat Book], 1972-1996 (1 volume);
[Land Partition Plats], 1990-ca.1996 (2 reels of microfilm); 1996-1999 (1 reel of microfilm);
Land Partitions [Plats], 1990-1991 (1 volume); 1995-present (17 volumes);
Land Partitions [Plats-copies], 1999-2006 (3 volumes);
Minor Land [Partition Plats], vol. 1, 1963-1974 (1 volume);
Minor Land Partition [Plats], vol. 10-11, 1987-1990 (1 volume);
Minor Land Partitions [Plats], vol. 3-5, 1977-1979 (1 volume); 1990-1992 (1 volume); 1992 (1 volume); 1993 (1 volume); 1993-1994 (1 volume); 1994 (1 volume); 1995-1997 (1 volume); 1997-1998 (1 volume);
MLPs [Minor Land Partition Plats], vol. 2, 1974-1977 (1 volume);
Plat Book Index [Subdivision], 1873-1993 (1 volume);
Record of Town Plats [Subdivision-title varies], vol. 1-21, 1851-2005 (21 volumes);
Roads & Maps [Old Maps from Old Box-mostly subdivision plats], ca.1903-1907 (1 reel of microfilm);
Roads & Maps [Plat Books-Subdivision], vol. 1-15, 1851-1976 (1 reel of microfilm);
Roads & Maps [Town Plats-Subdivision], vol. 1-10, 1851-1954 (1 reel of microfilm);
Subdivisions [Plats-copies], vol. 16-19, 1978-1999 (1 volume); vol. 20-21, 1999-2004 (1 volume);
Subdivisions [Plats], vol. 22-23, 2006-present (3 volumes).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Recording Office:
Current Index of Plats [Subdivision], ca.1851-2009 (1 binder);
Index to Plats [Subdivision], 1873-1993 (1 volume);
[Record of Town Plats-copies], vol. 1-15, 1851-1977 (4 volumes).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office:
Land Partitions [Plats], 1990-present (ca.1900 plats);
Subdivision Index, n.d.-present (1 binder);
[Subdivision Plats], 1851-present (23 volumes);
TR [Survey Index Cards-includes entries for filed surveys, corner surveys, subdivisions, partitions, and road surveys-by township and range], ca.1860-present (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning Department Office:
[Land Use Action Case Files Alphabetical Card Index], ca.1981-present (1 cu.ft.);
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes subdivision, partition, and zoning information], 2005-present (80 cu.ft.);
[Land Use Action Case Files Township and Range Card Index], ca.1981-present (1 cu.ft.);
LUDO [Land Use and Development Ordinances-includes subdivision, partition, and zoning information], 1960-present (7 cu.ft.);
Partition Files [Card Index-by township and range], ca.1976-ca.1996 (1 cu.ft.);
Partitioning Files Alpha [Card Index-alphabetical], ca.1975-ca.1996 (.40 cu.ft.);
PD Files [Planning Department Land Use Action Case Files-includes subdivision, partition, and zoning information], 1981-1996 (20 inches of microfilm jackets);
Subdivision and Partition Case Files, 1972-1981 (46 reels of microfilm);
Subdivisions [Index], ca.1970-ca.1993 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning Department Office, Counter Area:
[Partition Plats-copies], 1963-present (33 binders).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Cartography Room:
Index Only [Subdivision Plat Copies], ca.1851-ca.1978 (4 volumes);
Minor Land Partitions [Plats-title varies], ca.1979-ca.1989 (11 volumes);
Partition Plats, 1990-1993 (2 volumes); 1994-present (17 volumes);
[Subdivision Plats], ca.1851-ca.1978 (6 volumes);
[Subdivision Plats-Alphabetical], ca.1851-ca.1978 (3 volumes);
Subdivisions [Plats], 1978-present (4 volumes).

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

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