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 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 Ordinance, 1982 (3 sheets of microfiche);
Harney County Ordinance [includes comprehensive plan and zoning information-with index], 1982-present (5 binders).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
[Ordinances], vol. 1, ca.1982-n.d. (4 sheets of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Harney County Subdivision Ordinance, 1972 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Harney County Zoning Ordinance-includes maps and subdivision ordinance], 2002 (1 volume);
[Planning Ordinances-includes zoning and subdivision ordinances], n.d. (1 binder);
Zoning Ordinance & Subdivision Ordinance, 2009 (1 binder);
Zoning Ordinance [includes subdivision ordinance], ca.1972-ca.1999 (1 binder);

Records at the Harney County Web Site:
Harney County Subdivision and Partition Ordinance [PDF-47 pages], 2002 (Internet);
Harney County Zoning Ordinance
[PDF-246 pages], 2002 (Internet);
Harney County Zoning Ordinance [PDF-260 pages], 2014 (Internet).


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