Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Grant County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals


Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Commissioners Journal [title varies], vol. A-R, 1864-1981 (18 volumes);
[Commissioners Journal], vol. U-X, 1985-1990 (4 inches of aperture cards); vol. X-Z, 1990-present (4 inches of microfilm jackets);
Grant County Court Minutes, Resolutions, Orders, Leases, Deeds, Contracts, Agreements [includes 1997 land development code, planning commission decisions and orders, and records related to subdivisions, partitions, zoning, and road vacations], 1990-present (12 cu.ft.);
Index to Commissioners' Journal, vol. C, 1944-1947 (1 volume);
Index to Commissioners Record, vol. A-E, 1888-present (5 volumes);
Journal [County Court Administrative], 1930-1950 (1 volume).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Commissioners Journals [County Court Minutes], 1979-1990 (.65 cu.ft.);
Commissioners' Journal, vol. D, 1876-1882 (1 volume);
County Court Minutes, 1950-1962 (3 volumes);
County Court Orders [includes minutes], 1935-1978 (1.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Break Room:
Commissioners Journals, vol. P-X, 1971-1990 (8 inches of aperture cards); vol. X-Z, 1990-present (4 inches of microfilm jackets).


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