Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Hood River County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals


Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records are included from Wasco County documenting the governance of the Hood River County area prior to the creation of the county in 1908.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Commissioner's Docket, vol. 1, 1909-1920 (1 volume);
Commissioners Journal [with index], vol. A, 1-2, 1886-1906, 1908-1937 (3 volumes).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Administration Office:
BOC Minutes [Board of Commissioners], 2012-present (.30 cu.ft.);
BOC Packet [Board of Commissioners Meeting Records-includes minutes, exhibits, and related records], 2013-present (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
1976 [Board of Commissioners Minutes], 1976 (1 volume);
Board of Comm. Meeting Minutes [Commissioners], 1965-1990 (5 cu.ft.);
BOC Minutes [Board of Commissioners], 1973-1981 (3 reels of microfilm); 2002-2009 (.50 cu.ft.);
BOC Mtg. Pkts. [Board of Commissioners Meeting Packets-includes minutes, exhibits, and related records-title varies], 1990-2012 (31 cu.ft.);
Commissioners Docket, vol. 2-4, 1920-1939 (3 volumes);
Commissioners Journal [with index], vol. 3-6, 1937-1973 (4 volumes);
County Court Journal [Judicial-includes mostly juvenile cases and some mental commitment and administrative actions-with index], vol. 1, 1909-1929 (1 volume);
County Court Records [County Court Minutes and Rough Drafts], 1961-1963 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Storage Vault:
Commissioners' Journal [with index], vol. A, 1-6, 1886-1906, 1908-1973 (16 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Hood River County Web Site:
Board of Commissioners Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 2014-present (Internet).


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