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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Grant County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1920-[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.

Beginning in circa 1864 county court orders, ordinances, and resolutions were recorded in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Commissioners Journals [County Court Orders], 1979-1987 (.20 cu.ft.);
Commissioners Journals [Resolutions], 1980-1992 (.30 cu.ft.);
County Court Orders, 1920-1929 (1 cu.ft.); 1932 (.35 cu.ft.);
County Court Orders [includes minutes], 1935-1978 (1.10 cu.ft.);
Land Development Code [includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 1997-2001 (.50 cu.ft.);
LCDC Goals 1 Through 14 [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Development Records-Land Conservation and Development Commission Goals], ca.1975-ca.1989 (2.25 cu.ft.);
Solid Waste Ordinance, 1971 (1 volume);
Subdivision Ordinance, 1971-1979 (1 volume);
Zoning Ordinance, 1969 (1 volume); 1983 (2 volumes).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
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.);
K to Z [Subdivision Ordinance], 1971 (1 volume);
K to Z [Zoning Ordinance], 1971 (1 volume); 1971-1975 (1 volume);
Ordinances [County-with index], 1949-2002 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
[Comprehensive Plan and Ordinance Compilation-includes historical comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, subdivision ordinances, and related documents], ca. 1969-present (1 binder).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Planning Department Director's Office:
Grant County LDC [Land Development Code-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 2001 (1 binder); 2002 (1 binder);
LDC [Land Development Code-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 1997 (.20 cu.ft.); 1999 (.20 cu.ft.); 2000 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Grant County Web Site:
Grant County Land Development Code [includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], ca.2002-present (Internet).

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