Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Douglas 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.
Zoning actions from the 1980s to the present are included in the Commissioners Proceedings. See the County Commissioners Administrative Journals records series. 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 Justice Building, Planning Department Office:
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes subdivision, partition, and zoning information], 2005-present (80 cu.ft.);
LUDO [Land Use and Development Ordinances-includes subdivision, partition, and zoning information], 1960-present (7 cu.ft.);
Old Zoning Files [Zoned Area Maps and Records], ca.1970-ca.1981 (404 sheets of microfilm jackets);
PD Files [Planning Department 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
Overlay Zones General Overlay Atlas, ca.1980-1982 (1 volume);
Wetlands [Overlay Atlas], ca.1980-1982 (1 volume);
[Zoning Maps-copies], n.d.-present (33 binders);
Zoning Maps Prior to 1981 [List], ca.1969-1980 (2 volumes of computer printouts).
Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning Department Long Range Planning
and Mapping Section Office:
Bird Habitat Overlay [Atlas], ca.1980-1982 (1 volume);
[Land Use Ownership Research and Reference Atlases-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], ca.1945-ca.1980 (35 binders);
Zoning Atlas, 1981-present (2 binders);
Zoning Correction Files [includes replaced zoning maps], 1981-present (2.50 cu.ft.).
Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Cartography
Zoning Maps. n.d. (4 volumes).
Records at the Douglas County Web Site:
Douglas County Zoning Maps, ca.1999-present (Internet);
Land Use and Development Ordinances [includes subdivision, partition, and zoning information], 1960-present (Internet);
Property Zoning and Overlay Information [Online Database-searchable], n.d.-present (Internet).