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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney County Records Inventory

Land Subdivision Records

1885-[ongoing]

Series documents the subdividing and partitioning of land within the county. Records include survey notes, correspondence, photographs, satisfaction of agreements, maps of subdivided and partitioned land, and contracts and permits. Information includes subdivision names; lot, street, and alley dimensions; and township, range, and section numbers of land to be subdivided or partitioned.

Older town plats dating from 1885 are included in the Deed Record (Deeds and Indexes). The Land Use Files are indexed on computer in the planning department office. The Harney County Online Tax Lot Map GIS system includes subdivision and partition plat PDFs.

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Block Book [shows subdivisions], ca.1910 (1 volume);
[List of Plats-Subdivision, Partition, and Cemetery], ca.1885-present (1 binder);
OVL Tracts Platt Book [Oregon Valley Lands-includes land ownership information-sic], ca.1925-ca.1943 (1 volume);
Plats [Partition], 1990-present (255 plats);
Road Record [includes some road and subdivision survey information], vol. 2, ca.1949-1968 (1 volume);
[Subdivision, Town, and Cemetery Plats], ca.1885-present (ca.125 plats).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
Land Use Files on Microfilm [Case Files-includes zone changes, zone map amendments, subdivision and partition cases, lot line adjustments, conditional use cases, and other planning actions], 1996-1998 (2 inches of microfilm jackets);
Survey Archives Plats [Partition Plats], n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
Surveys [County-includes filed survey, subdivision and partition plats], no. CS001-CS1173, 1913-ca.2010 (5 reels of microfilm).

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);
[Land Use Files-includes zone changes, zone map amendments, subdivision and partition cases, lot line adjustments, conditional use cases, and other planning actions], ca.1978-present (40 cu.ft.);
[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 Courthouse, Surveyor's Basement Storeroom:
CS [Surveyor, Subdivision, and Partition Plats], no. CS001-CS1227, 1913-present (1227 plats);
Field Books [Surveyor's-includes subdivision information], 1913-1922 (28 volumes);
[Land Use Files-includes zone changes, zone map amendments, subdivision and partition cases, lot line adjustments, conditional use cases, and other planning actions], 1984-2001 (10 inches of microfilm jackets).

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

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