Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Harney County Records Inventory
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 Land Use Files is indexed on computer in the planning department office. The Harney County Online Tax Lot Map GIS system includes GIS layers showing county zoning.
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, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
Range [Zoning Maps-by township and range], ca.1987 (3 binders).
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);
[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.);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes roads, land use, zoning, taxing districts, census, and other topics-in tube case], ca.2002-present (ca.50 maps);
[Planning Ordinances-includes zoning and subdivision ordinances], n.d. (1 binder);
Zoning Ordinance & Subdivision Ordinance, 2009 (1 binder).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Surveyor's Basement Storeroom:
[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).