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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney County Records Inventory

Zoning Records

1972-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and implementation of codes and policies relating to the zoning of county lands and to illustrate and locate the various zoned areas within the county. Records include uniform zone codes and ordinances depicting various zoned lands in the county. Information in codes and ordinances includes definition, code/ordinance numbers, purposes, uses, conditions for use, and changes made to codes/ordinances. Maps include area and/or zone descriptions, dates created, scales, and commissioners' signatures. Areas are typically zoned for residential, industrial, commercial, flood plain, agricultural, timber, public and government, and mineral extraction uses.

Zoning information included in the Planning Department Central Files is indexed on computer in the planning department office. Maps listed in the GIS program office are available for purchase.

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Harney County Ordinance [includes comprehensive plan and zoning information-with index], 1982-present (5 binders);
[Zoning and Comprehensive Plan Maps-Burns and Hines], 1999-2001 (6 maps);
[Zoning Maps], no. 20010762, 2001 (3 maps).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
[Harney County Zoning Ordinance-includes maps and subdivision ordinance], 2002 (1 volume);
Harney County Zoning Ordinance, n.d. (1 volume);
[Planning Department Central Files-includes zone changes, zone map amendments, subdivision and partition cases, lot line adjustments, conditional use cases, and other planning actions], ca.1972-present (40 cu.ft.);
[Planning Department Central 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);
Zoning Ordinance & Subdivision/Partitioning Ordinance, 2002 (1 binder).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, GIS Program Office:
County Specialty Maps [includes bridges, byways, tour routes, hunt units, Burns/Hines flood zone, landfills, Paiute Indian Reservation, potential dairy locations, county roads, Burns/Hines streets, Crane streets, tax districts, Harney/Malheur Lakes watershed, and Burns/Hines zoning], n.d.-present (13 maps);
Other Maps [includes streets, roads, zoning, land use, hunt units, addresses, school district, tax district, flood zone, water, and sewer], n.d.-present (22 maps).
Zoning Maps [includes commercial, unincorporated communities, additions, tracts, airport, etc.], n.d.-present (25 maps);

Records at the Harney County Web Site:
Harney County Zoning Ordinance [PDF-246 pages], 2002 (Internet).

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