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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. Planning Department Application Land Use Action Case Files that include zoning, subdivision, and partition information from 1997 to 2005 are imaged on a DocuWare document management system maintained by the Planning Department.

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives Storage Room:
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 (19 volumes);
Maps/Plats [Old Maps from Old Box-mostly subdivision plats], ca.1903-1907 (1 reel of microfilm);
Maps/Plats [Plat Books-Subdivision], vol. 1-15, 1851-1976 (1 reel of microfilm);
Maps/Plats [Town Plats-Subdivision], vol. 1-10, 1851-1954 (1 reel of microfilm);
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. 1-23, 1851-present (28 volumes);
Maps/Plats [Subdivision Plats], vol. 16-19, 1978-1999 (5 reels of microfilm); vol. 20-21, 1999-2004 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Records Vault 115:
Minor Land Partition [Plats-combined volumes], vol. 6-9, 1979-1987 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes courthouse, courthouse additions, Douglas County Home, roads districts, bridges, subdivisions, Umpqua River-rolled], ca.1915-ca.1997 (ca.200 maps and drawings).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Library/Microfilm Room:
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 Justice Building, Surveyor's Office, Room 105:
Condominiums [Plats], 1972-present (ca.100 plats);
Land Partitions [Plats], 1990-present (ca.2500 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:
[Planning Department Application Land Use Action Case Files Alphabetical Card Index-indexes subdivision, partition, and zoning information], ca.1981-present (1 cu.ft.);
[Planning Department Application Land Use Action Case Files-includes subdivision, partition, and zoning information], 2008-present (50 cu.ft.);
[Planning Department Application Land Use Action Case Files Township and Range Card Index-indexes subdivision, partition, and zoning information], ca.1981-present (1 cu.ft.);
LUDO [Land Use and Development Ordinances-includes subdivision, partition, and zoning information], 1960-present (8 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.);
Subdivisions [Card File Index], ca.1970-ca.1993 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning Department Office, Conference Room:
[Planning Department Application Land Use Action Case Files-includes subdivision, partition, and zoning information], 2006-2007 (20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning Department Office, Tech Area:
Microfilm [Subdivision and Partition Case Files], 1972-1981 (46 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning Department Office, Scanning Area:
PD Files [Planning Department Application Land Use Action Case Files-includes subdivision, partition, and zoning information], 1981-1996 (20 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning Department Office, Counter Area:
MLP [Minor Land Partition Maps], vol. 1-11, ca.1963-1989 (12 volumes).

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-Alphabetical], ca.1851-ca.1978 (3 volumes);
[Subdivision Plats], ca.1851-ca.1978 (6 volumes);
Subdivisions [Plats], 1978-2008 (4 volumes).

Records at the Douglas County Web Site:
Land Use and Development Ordinances [includes subdivision, partition, and zoning information], 1960-present (Internet);
LUDO History [Land Use and Development Ordinances-Historical Versions-includes zoning and subdivision information], 1955-present (Internet);
Subdivision Index [alphabetical-PDF], 2011 (Internet).

 

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