Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Harney County Records Inventory
County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions
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.
Orders, Ordinances and Resolutions may also be found in the Commissioners Journals or Commissioner's Minutes (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
[County Court Minutes/Orders/Resolutions], 2008-present (.50 cu.ft.);
County Court Resolutions, Orders and Court Orders, Agreements, and Leases [with index], 1961-1979 (1 volume);
County Ordinance, 1982 (3 sheets of microfiche);
Harney County Ordinance [includes comprehensive plan and zoning information-with index], 1982-present (5 binders);
[Miscellaneous Trifolded Records-includes road orders and resolutions], ca.1924-ca.1927 (.05 cu.ft.);
Resolution on Highway Matters, 1936, 1959 (.05 cu.ft.).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
County Court Minutes [includes orders, ordinances, and resolutions-title varies], 1992-1998 (5 cu.ft.);
County Court Minutes/Orders/Resolutions, 1999-2007 (13 cu.ft.);
County Ct. Minutes [Court-includes orders], 1965-1991 (2.25 cu.ft.);
[Ordinances], vol. 1, ca.1982-n.d. (4 sheets of microfilm jackets).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Zoning Ordinance & Subdivision/Partitioning Ordinance, 2002 (1 binder).