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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Hood River County Records Inventory - Scrollable Version

The following information is based on an July 2009 inventory:


Addresses and links to offices and repositories listed in the inventory:
Main Hood River County Web site: http://www.co.hood-river.or.us/

Administration Office: 601 State St, Hood River, OR 97031;
Budget and Finance Department Office: 601 State St, Hood River, OR 97031;
Commission on Children and Families
Office: 309 State St, Hood River, OR 97031, Room 107;
County Archives: No public access. Contact the appropriate office (e.g., planning, records and assessment, etc.);
County Fair, Fairgrounds, Fair Office: 3020 Wy East Rd, Odell, OR 97044;
County Historical Museum: 300 E. Port Marina Dr, Hood River, OR 97031;
County Library: 502 State St, Hood River, OR 97031;
Forestry Department Office: 918 18th St, Hood River, OR 97031;
Hood River County Business Administration (Dean) Building (All offices and storage areas): 601 State St, Hood River, OR 97031;
Hood River County Courthouse (All offices and storage areas): 309 State St, Hood River, OR 97031;
Hood River County Public Works Building (All offices and storage areas): 918 18th St, Hood River, OR 97031;
Hood River County School District Superintendent's Office: 1011 Eugene St, Hood River, OR 97031;
Mid-Columbia Center for Living Administrative Office: 409 Lincoln St, The Dalles, OR 97058;
Oregon State Archives: 800 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97310;
Planning Department Office: 601 State St, Hood River, OR 97031;
Records and Assessment Department Office: 601 State St, Hood River, OR 97031;
Surveyor's Office: 918 18th St, Hood River, OR 97031;
Trial Court Office: Courthouse, 309 State St, Hood River, OR 97031;
Wasco County Courthouse Annex Building B, Mid-Columbia Center for Living Administrative Office: 419 E 7th Street, The Dalles, OR 97058.



Note: Titles listed in this inventory are exactly as they appear on the outside of a volume, box, drawer, or other container. If the title is only in brackets [ ], the record has no external identifying information. Text inside the brackets includes either exact title information from the inside of the volume, box, etc. or a functional title.

 

Aerial Photographs

1957-[ongoing]

Series provides visual documentation of changes made to county lands through development and by natural and man-made disasters. The photographs are taken at intervals along a series of flight paths to attain coverage of all or part of a county. They generally include flight path or township, range, and section numbers; show natural and man-made features; and are produced in black and white or color prints to varying scales. An index by quadrant may also be included.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Planning Dept. Office, Reception Area:
Aerial Photos [Aerials with Soil Delineation], 1973 (ca.75 photographs);
Aerial Photos [Columbia Gorge Air Photos], 1977 (6 photographs);
Aerial Photos [HRC Aerial Photos-Hood River County], 1966 (4 photographs);
Aerial Photos, n.d. (27 photographs); 1973 (1 photograph); 1975 (26 photographs).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Planning Dept. Office:
Aerial Photos [color-with index], 1983 (ca.100 photographs); 1987 (ca.75 photographs); 1991 (ca.100 photographs); 1995 (ca.100 photographs); 1999 (ca.75 photographs).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Appraisers's Office:
Aerials [Photographs-color-with flight line index], 1991 (ca.200 photographs); 1995 (ca.200 photographs); 1999 (200 photographs).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Photomap of Emerson Area, 1957-1960 (3 maps).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Storage Vault:
[Aerial Photographs], 1995 (ca.50 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-boxed], 1966, 1967, 1969, 1975 (ca.1000 photographs);
Aerial Photos [boxed], 1983 (ca.200 photographs);
Aerial Photos HRC [Hood River County-rolled], 1985 (ca.30 photos);
Aerials [with index], 1983 (ca.100 photographs);
[Composite Aerial Photographs-bound], ca.1973 (1 volume);
County Aerials [Photographs-with index], 1964 (ca.60 photographs); 1969 (ca.200 photographs);
Hood River [Aerial Photographs], 2003 (1 spool of microfilm);
Photos [Aerial-with index], 1957 (80 photographs).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Research Room:
[Aerial Photographs-mylar], 1989 (ca.300 photographs);
Mylar Aerial Photos, 1999 (ca.200 photographs).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Survey/Engineering Shared Office Area:
Aerials [with index], 1983, 1987, 1989 (ca.500 photographs).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Complex, Forestry Dept. Office:
Aerial Photos [with index], 1999 (ca.200 photographs); 2003 (ca.200 photographs).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Complex, Forestry Dept. Shop, Upper Storage:
[Aerial Photographic Negatives], 1969, 1975, 1983, 1991 (18 spools of film);
[Aerial Photographs], 1957-1959, 1961-1962, 1966-1967, 1969, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991 (ca.3900 photographs); 1995 (ca.200 photographs).

Records at the Hood River County Web Site:
Hood River County WebMaps [includes interactive GIS-based maps containing layers with information including parcels, townships, sections, elevation, towns, roads, railroads, city limits, urban growth boundaries, county boundaries, assessor's maps, National Scenic Area, water bodies, streams, high value farms, parks, major land owners, zoning, and aerial photography], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Animal Bounty Records

1909-1931

Series documents the payment of county and state bounty money to individuals who presented the scalps and other prescribed body parts of targeted predatory animals. The program was intended to control the threat to livestock. Examples of targeted animals include coyote, cougar, mountain lion, panther, wildcat, bobcat, lynx, and wolf. Records include registers, affidavits, certificates, and statements. Information includes claimant and affiant names; kind of animal; number of scalps; date killed or presented; and number, amount, and date of warrant. The records are also referred to as scalp bounty records.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Bounty Record [Animal Scalp], 1909-1931 (1 volume).

 

Assessment and Tax Rolls

1907-[ongoing]

Series documents the assessment of real and personal property, the determination of tax liability, and the collection of county taxes. Assessment, tax, and delinquent tax records are variously labeled as rolls, lists, or summaries. Records show property owner; description and value of urban and agricultural land, personal property, and livestock; assessments, equalizations, and taxes due; and notations on payment and delinquency in payment of taxes. Beginning with 1900, counties have only been required to retain permanently those assessment and tax rolls for years ending in "0" and "5."

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assessment Roll, 1908, 1910, 1915, 1920 (5 volumes);
Delinquent Tax Roll, 1931-1936 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Delinquent Assessment Roll, 1907 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
[Assessment Roll-Ledger Cards by Code Number], 1942-1976 (46 reels of microfilm);
[Continuing Real Property Assessment Roll], 1972-1981 (18 reels of microfilm);
[Summary of Assessment Rolls], 1977-1993 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office, Storeroom:
[Assessment Roll], 1986-present (10 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Budget and Finance Dept. Office:
Microfiche [Tax Roll-included with tax receipts, statements, and summaries], 1981-present (15 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
1930 and Prior [Delinquent Tax Rolls], 1926-1942 (2 volumes);
Assessment and Tax Roll, 1932, 1936-1940 (5 volumes);
Assessment Records from 1 to 9057 [Numerical Register], n.d. (1 volume);
Assessment Roll, 1925, 1930-1933, 1937 (6 volumes);
Assessments, 1915-1937 (3 reels of microfilm);
Historical [Delinquent Tax List], 1917-1922 (.05 cu.ft.);
Irrigation District 1913 [includes Assessment Roll], 1913-1914 (1 volume);
Personal Property Tax Roll, 1936, 1942 (2 volumes);
Tax Cards [Tax Roll], 1965-1979 (23 reels of microfilm);
Taxes and Assessments [Middle Fork Irrigation District], 1944-1953 (1 volume);
Tax Receipt, 1907-1949 (48 reels of microfilm); 1984-1986 (6 reels of microfilm);
Tax Roll, 1934-1935, 1940-1942 (3 volumes); 1988-1989 (1 cu.ft.);
[Tax Roll-includes tax receipts and statements], 1981-present (30 inches of microfiche).

 

Assumed Business Names Registers

1913-1963

Series documents the registration of business names with the county clerk or recorder. Information includes assumed business name; description of business; filing date; and business owner, notary public, witness, clerk or recorder, and deputy's name. Series may also include an index arranged alphabetically by business name. Businesses which were registered were typically automotive sales, motorcycle repair, merchandise shops, butchers, and feed stores. Since 1964, assumed business names have been filed with the Secretary of State. Assumed business names have been inventoried through 1964. For more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Business Registry Section.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Assumed Business Name Record [with index], vol. 3-4, 1956-1963 (2 volumes);
Record of Assumed Business Names [with index], vol. 1-2, 1913-1956 (2 volumes).

 

Attachment Records

1899-1931

Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.

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 Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Certificate of Attachment [with index], vol. 1, 1899-1931 (1 volume).

 

Birth Records

1907-1921

Series documents the recording of births by the county. Records include certificates, affidavits for correction, registers, delayed entry for births and corrected entries. Information includes registration number; child's name, sex, legitimacy, birth date, and birthplace; name, residence, color, age, birthplace, and occupation of father and mother; number of other children born to mother; signature of physician or midwife; filing date; and registrar's signature. Birth records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register births. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Birth records have been inventoried through 1920. For information concerning more recent records, contact the State Registrar. Also see Delayed Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Births [Oregon Health Division-Certificates], 1920-1921 (3 volumes);
Record of Births [Oregon Health Division-City of Hood River], 1907-1915 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [Oregon Health Division], vol. II, 1915-1919 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [Oregon Health Division], vol. 23, 1915-1919 (1 volume).

 

Census Records

1860-1930

Series documents the population, property, and agricultural production of the county. Records may include census rolls and abstracts, farm schedules, abstract of assessment and census, enumeration of inhabitants and industrial products, and enumeration of inhabitants and military enrollment. Information includes number of males and females per age category; head of household; name, age, and gender of household members; occupation and relationship of household members to head of household; and description and value of real and personal property. Information may also include nationality, physical description, birthplace, health, and religion of household members and agricultural production statistics.

Records at the Hood River County Library:
[Hood River-Wasco County Census Records-abstracts], 1860, 1870, 1880 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Hood River County Genealogical Information [includes information from federal censuses for selected Hood River County families], 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 (Rootsweb);
Hood River Genealogy Database [includes information about over 78,000 individuals gathered from census, marriage, death, and other records], ca.1860-ca.1950 (Rootsweb).

 

Circuit Court Case Files

1890-1985

Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records are included from Wasco County documenting the governance of the Hood River County area prior to the creation of the county in 1908. Beginning in 1983 case files were numbered using a year based system in which civil case files are designated by "CC" and criminal case files are designated by "CR." Recordings dating from 1965 to circa 1977 include some circuit court, district court, probate, juvenile, and mental commitment records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Register [also indexes case files], vol. 1-3, 1908-1933 (3 volumes);
Criminal [Circuit Court Case Files], no. 1-215, 1909-1930 (.50 cu.ft.);
Divorce Returns, 1929-1936 (.05 cu.ft.);
Hood River County Circuit Court Trial Transcripts [N.C. Evans vs. The Hood River Electric Light, Power and Water Company], 1908 (2 volumes);
Judgement Roll [Circuit Court Case Files], no. 1-1844, 1908-1913, 1916-1926 (18.50 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Miscellaneous-includes Circuit Court Case Files], 1899-1921 (.50 cu.ft.);
Wasco Co. [Circuit Court Case Files-Wasco County], no. 1-78, 1890-1908 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Search for 1890-1908 Hood River [Wasco] County divorces in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Small Jury Room:
Circuit Court [Case Files], an. 1-7978, 1908-1978 (6 feet of microfilm jackets);
Circuit Court Register [also indexes case files-with index], vol. 4-10, 1933-1984 (7 volumes);
Index to Microfilm Court Records [includes circuit court, probate, and mental commitment cases], vol. 1-2, 1966-1983 (2 volumes);
Probate [District & Circuit Court-Case Files-includes circuit court criminal, probate, and mental commitment case files], 1982 (1 reel of microfilm);
Probate [includes circuit court civil case files], no. 6531-7978, ca.1971-1978 (8 reels of microfilm);
Wasco County [Circuit Court Case Files], no. 1-78, 1891-1908 (1 inch of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Civil Cases [Circuit Court Case Files], no. 6371-9277, 1970-1982 (3 CD-ROM discs);
Civil Records [Circuit Court Case Files], no. CC83.001-CC85.133, 1983-1985 (1 CD-ROM disc);
Criminal Cases [Circuit Court Case Files], no. CR83.001-CR84.132, 1983-1984 (1 CD-ROM disc);
Criminal Records [Circuit Court Case Files], no. 1171-2414, 1974-1982 (2 CD-ROM discs).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Trial Court First Floor Records Storage Room:
Transcript of Judgment [Circuit Court], 1908-1974 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Circuit Court Case Files Criminal, no. 216-1172, 1930-1977 (10 cu.ft.).

 

Circuit Court Dockets

1908-1989

Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Register [with index], vol. 1-3, 1908-1933 (3 volumes);
Criminal Docket, vol. 1, 1909-1918 (1 volume);
Equity Docket, vol. 1-2, 1908-1918 (2 volumes);
Law Docket, vol. 1-2, 1908-1917 (2 volumes).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Small Jury Room:
Circuit Court Register [also indexes case files-with index], vol. 4-10, 1933-1984 (7 volumes);
CR [Criminal Docket Circuit Court], no. 416-1300, 1946-1975 (1 volume);
Criminal [Docket-Circuit Court], no. 1302-2300, 1975-1982 (1 volume); 1982-1986 (1 volume);
[Criminal Docket Circuit Court], no. 183-415, 1926-1946 (1 volume);
Record of Trials, vol. 1-2, 1909-1989 (2 volumes);
Transfer to Circuit Court Docket [Criminal-with index], no. 141-182, 1918-1926 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Trial Court First Floor Records Storage Room:
Old Foreclosure Files [Circuit Court Equity and Law Docket], 1919-1952 (.10 cu.ft.).

 

Circuit Court Journals

1875-1965

Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

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:
Circuit Court Journal [with index], vol. A, 1-6, 1875-1933 (7 volumes).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Small Jury Room:
Circuit Court Journal [with index], vol. 7-9, 1933-1947 (3 volumes).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Circuit Court Journal [with index], vol. 10-22, 1946-1965 (13 volumes).

 

Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings

1890-1987

Series documents the recording of a variety of legal documents filed in the clerk's or recorder's office. These documents were not required to be filed with the clerk and often included filings such as birth and marriage certificates of individuals who were born or married outside of the county but wanted the document to be filed in their county of residence. Other documents include wills, obligation bonds, quit claims, deeds, conveyances, mortgage satisfactions, agreements, charters, partnership dissolutions, contracts, powers of attorney, liens, leases, marriage licenses, military discharges, ministerial certificates, medical personnel licenses, birth and death certificates, and affidavits of publication. Information includes dates filed, name of individual filing, types of action, and volume and page number where recorded. Series may also include alphabetical indexes of individuals filing a recording. Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings have been inventoried through 1965.

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:
Miscellaneous Records [Wasco County-with index], vol. A, 1890-1908 (1 volume);
Registered Papers [Miscellaneous], 1908-1930 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
Index to Miscellaneous Microfilm Records, vol. 1, 1965-1987 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Records-with index], vol. 1-7, 1908-1965 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Miscellaneous Record [with index], vol. 1-7, 1908-1965 (7 volumes).

 

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings

1965-[ongoing]

Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

Since 1985 the Recorded Documents have been indexed on computers accessible in the records and assessment department office. Since 1965 deeds, mortgages, and military discharges have been recorded in the Recorded Documents. Mining claims and water rights were added beginning in 1987. Recordings dating from 1965 to circa 1977 include some circuit court, district court, probate, juvenile, and mental commitment records.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
Index to Miscellaneous Microfilm Recordings [indexes Recordings], vol. 1, 1965-1987 (1 volume);
[Recordings-title varies], 1965-present (268 reels of microfilm).

 

Corner Survey Records

1960-[ongoing]

Series documents the establishment and/or restoration of survey corners or monuments by the county surveyor or registered land surveyors. Records include maps, field survey restoration notes, historical notes, and indexes. Information includes description of corners; existing markers; descriptions of new markers and any changes made to the locations; property owners; township, range, and section numbers; donation land claim information; date the new markers were set; and surveyor's signatures.

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor Research Room:
Section Corner Monuments [Corner Survey Index Wall Map], 2003 (1 map).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Survey/Engineering Shared Office Area:
Corner Card Index [Corner Restoration Reference Cards], ca.1960-present (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Storage Vault:
Corner References [Survey Reference Sheet Binders-title varies], n.d. (7 binders).

 

Coroner and Inquest Records

1908-1926

Series records the results of the examination of a corpse by the county coroner at the request of the county sheriff. It also documents the proceedings and results of inquests ordered by the district attorney. Reports include date filed; name, age, sex, race, parentage, and birthplace of deceased; date, place, and time of death; names of undertaker and coroner; testimony; and costs. Early reports were narrative accounts detailing the cause of death. After 1900, a standardized form was used for reporting results. Inquest transcripts include coroner and juror names, signatures, and actions; witness names; testimony; and verdict. Coroner and inquest records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Coroner's Reports [includes coroner's inquest records], 1908-1926 (.25 cu.ft.);
Search for 1908-1926 Hood River County coroner's reports in Oregon Historical Records Index.

 

County Budgets

1915-[ongoing]

Series documents the annual allotment of funds for county government operations as agreed to by the board of commissioners. Information includes total amount of funds budgeted for each office. Later budgets may include organizational charts and a narrative of each county office function.

Beginning in 1916 county budgets were recorded in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Budget and Finance Dept. Office:
Hood River County Budget, 2000-present (10 binders).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Audit & Budget [Records-includes county budgets], 1996-2007 (12 cu.ft.);
Budget Committee Minutes [Hood River County], 1965-1988 (1 cu.ft.);
Budget Docs & Worksheets [County Budget Documents], 1989-1997 (4 cu.ft.);
Budgets [County], 1980-1984 (1 cu.ft.);
Budget Sheets [County], 1918-1938 (2 volumes);
County Budget Documents, 1973-1991 (1 cu.ft.);
County Budgets, 1933-1946, 1948-1973 (4 cu.ft.); 1992-1996 (1 cu.ft.);
[General Fund Budget-County], 1939-1964 (1 volume); 1966-1967 (1 volume);
Letters 1921 [includes County Budget], 1920-1921 (.05 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Dept. [includes county budget], 1915 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1886-[ongoing]

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 Archive Packet [Board of Commissioners Meeting Records-includes minutes, exhibits, and related records], 2006-present (5 cu.ft.);
BOC Minutes [Board of Commissioners], 1991-present (1.65 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Board of Comm. Meeting Minutes [Commissioners], 1965-1990 (5 cu.ft.);
BOC Mtg. Pkts. [Board of Commissioners Meeting Packets-includes minutes, exhibits, and related records-title varies], 1990-2005 (24 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).

 

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1921-[ongoing]

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.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
[Hood River County Background Report-Exhibit B to County Ordinance 125-Comprehensive Plan], 1984 (.15 cu.ft.);
Hood River County Code, n.d. (1 binder);
[Hood River County Exceptions Document-Exhibit D to County Ordinance 125-Comprehensive Plan], 1984 (.10 cu.ft.);
Hood River County Ordinances [includes zoning and comprehensive plan information], vol. 1-2, 1965-1990 (2 binders);
[Hood River County Subdivision Ordinance], 1984 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Ordinance-County-includes subdivision and zoning information], 1965-1976 (.25 cu.ft.);
Ordinances [County-includes subdivision and comprehensive plan], vol. 3, 1966-1996 (1 volume);
[Ordinances, Resolutions, Orders-County], 1965-1979 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Side Office:
Orders [Board of Commissioners], 1965-present (1 cu.ft.);
Ordinances [County-includes zoning and subdivision ordinances], no. 1-294, 1965-present (3 cu.ft.);
Resolutions [Board of Commissioners], no. 1-1649, 1937-present (1.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Administration Office:
Resolutions [Board of Commissioners], no. 364-1679, 1987-present (4 binders).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Appraiser's Office:
Hood River County Zoning Ordinances, 1965-2003 (1 binder);
HRC Zoning Ordinance [Hood River County], 1965-2006 (1 binder).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Planning Dept. Office:
Hood River County Code, 1985 (1 volume);
Hood River County Ordinances Related to Land Use [includes comprehensive plan, zoning and land division information], no. 1-260, 1962-present (2 binders);
Hood River County Zoning Ordinance, 2000 (1 binder); 2002 (1 binder); 2003 (1 binder);
H.R. County Plan Elements Ordinance #125 [Hood River-includes a comprehensive plan policy document and zoning and subdivision ordinances], 1984 (1 binder);
H.R. County Zoning Ordinance [Hood River], 1978 (1 binder); 1986 (1 binder); 1989 (1 binder).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Admin Code [Hood River County Administrative Code], 1965 (.15 cu.ft.); 1985 (.30 cu.ft.); 1994 (.30 cu.ft.);
Administration Ordinance Files [includes zoning ordinances], 1986, 1995-1997 (1 cu.ft.);
Board of Comm. Planning Appeal Files [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance changes], 1972-1992 (10 cu.ft.);
Comp Plan Docs [Hood River County Zoning Ordinance], 1965-1975 (.10 cu.ft.);
Comp Plan Docs [Proposed Hood River County Zoning Ordinance], ca.1974 (.10 cu.ft.);
Letters, Hood River County Court File [includes resolutions], 1921 (.05 cu.ft.);
Misc. [County Resolutions and Orders], 1944-1946 (.05 cu.ft.);
NSA [National Scenic Area-Columbia Gorge-includes some county comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 1984-1996 (7 cu.ft.);
Supporting Ord Documentation Ordinance #22 to Ordinance #117 [includes zoning ordinance], 1970-1991 (1.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Library:
Hood River County Administrative Code, 1985-1994 (1 binder);
Hood River County Code, 1985 (1 volume);
Hood River County Ordinances Related to Land Use [includes comprehensive plan, zoning and land division information], no. 1-260, 1962-present (2 binders);
Hood River County Zoning Ordinance, 2004 (1 binder).

Records at the Hood River County Web Site:
Hood River County Zoning Ordinance, n.d.-present (Internet).

 

County Comprehensive Plans

1962-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and revision of a plan for the use of lands within the county. Series includes plans for transportation, energy, housing, population and economics, public facilities and services, urbanization, natural resources, greenways, recreation, agricultural and forest lands, land capability, resource quality, floodplains, landmarks, historic property, rural community center designation, and natural areas. Each plan includes background information about the subject; supporting documentation such as maps, charts, and diagrams; and a narrative description of each aspect of the plan and how it is to be implemented. Series may also include an overall "comprehensive plan" which contains both historical and current looks at county land practices and defines goals and policies adhered to during the creation and implementation of the plan.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
[Comprehensive Plan Hood River County], 1973 (1 binder);
[Hood River County Background Report-Exhibit B to County Ordinance 125-Comprehensive Plan], 1984 (.15 cu.ft.);
[Hood River County Exceptions Document-Exhibit D to County Ordinance 125-Comprehensive Plan], 1984 (.10 cu.ft.);
Hood River County Ordinances [includes zoning and comprehensive plan information], vol. 1-2, 1965-1990 (2 binders);
[HRC Comp. Plan-Hood River County Comprehensive Plan], 1978 (1 binder);
Ordinances [County-includes subdivision and comprehensive plan], vol. 3, 1966-1996 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Planning Dept. Office:
Exceptions Document [Comprehensive Plan Exception Document], 1984 (1 binder);
Goals [Comprehensive Plan Development Records-includes reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and publications], no. 1-14, ca.1990-present (3.50 cu.ft.);
Hood River County Ordinances Related to Land Use [includes comprehensive plan, zoning and land division information], no. 1-260, 1962-present (2 binders);
H.R. County Plan Elements Ordinance #125 [Hood River-includes a comprehensive plan policy document and zoning and subdivision ordinances], 1984 (1 binder);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes census, special district, forest, National Scenic Area recreation sites, city zoning, and comprehensive plan maps], ca.1980-ca.1997 (ca.75 maps).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Board of Comm. Planning Appeal Files [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance changes], 1972-1992 (10 cu.ft.);
Comp Plan Docs [Comprehensive Plan Records], 1970-1973 (1 cu.ft.);
Goal 8 Destination Resort [Background and Process Related Documents], 2002-2005 (1 cu.ft.);
Goals [Land Use-Comprehensive Plan Development Records-includes reports, studies, maps, correspondence, and related records], ca.1984-ca.2001 (10 cu.ft.);
NSA [National Scenic Area-Columbia Gorge-includes some county comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 1984-1996 (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Library:
Comprehensive Plan [Hood River County], 1971 (1 volume);
Hood River County Background Report [Comprehensive Plan], 1986 (1 binder);
Hood River County Ordinances Related to Land Use [includes comprehensive plan, zoning and land division information], no. 1-260, 1962-present (2 binders).

Records at the Hood River County Web Site:
Hood River County WebMaps [includes interactive GIS-based maps containing layers with information including parcels, townships, sections, elevation, towns, roads, railroads, city limits, urban growth boundaries, county boundaries, assessor's maps, National Scenic Area, water bodies, streams, high value farms, parks, major land owners, zoning, and aerial photography], n.d.-present (Internet);
Original Comprehensive Plan, 1984 (Internet).

 

County Court Judicial Journals

1909-1929

Series records the proceedings of the county court for civil and some criminal cases. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; trial date; memorandum of subsequent proceedings; and fees charged. Cases include citizenship petitions, legal changes to name, commitments, and writs of habeas corpus. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
County Court Journal [Judicial-includes mostly juvenile cases and some mental commitment and administrative actions-with index], vol. 1, 1909-1929 (1 volume).

 

County Fair Records

1963-[ongoing]

Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

Records at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, Fair Office:
[County Fair Board Meeting Minutes], 1992-present (1 binder).

Records at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, Fair Office, Wall Cabinet:
Old Board Minutes [Fair], 1987-1990 (.10 cu.ft.);
Old Minutes [Fair Board], 1971-1987 (1 binder);
Premium Books [County Fair], 1963-1964 (2 volumes); 1966-1984 (19 volumes); 1986-1990 (5 volumes); 1992-1999 (8 volumes); 2002-present (7 volumes).

 

County Officials Reports

1913-1947

Series reports the activities of county officials to the county court or board of county commissioners. Series may include reports by the treasurer, surveyor, clerk, roadmaster, assessor, sheriff, school superintendent, and county nurse or doctor. Reports summarize the activities of county officials and their staff as they perform their official duties.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Historical [Semi-Annual Reports-includes clerk, treasurer, sheriff, tax collector], 1913-1947 (.10 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Dept. [County Clerk's Reports], 1913-1915 (.05 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Dept. [Treasurer's Report], 1913-1915 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Death Records

1907-1921

Series documents the recording of deaths in the county. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes registration number; place and date of death; name, sex, color, birth date and place, age, and marital status of the deceased; names and birthplaces of parents; primary and contributory cause of death; physician, registrar, and informant signatures; filing date; and date and place of burial. Death records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register deaths. County death records have been inventoried through 1920. Access to death records is restricted for 50 years following the date of death by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096. Contact the Oregon State Archives for access to state death certificates that are more than 50 years old. Contact the Oregon Center for Health Statistics for access to more recent death certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Births and Deaths [Oregon Health Division], vol. II, 1915-1919 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [Oregon Health Division], vol. 23, 1915-1919 (1 volume);
Record of Deaths [Oregon Health Division], 1908-1915 (1 volume);
Record of Deaths [Oregon Health Division-Certificates], 1919-1921 (1 volume);
Record of Deaths [Oregon Health Division-City of Hood River], 1907-1915 (1 volume);
Record of Deaths [Oregon Health Division], vol. 22, 1908-1915 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Hood River Genealogy Database [includes information about over 78,000 individuals gathered from census, marriage, death, and other records], ca.1860-ca.1950 (Rootsweb).

 

Deeds and Indexes

1861-[ongoing]

Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quit claim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.

Records are included from Wasco County documenting the governance of the Hood River County area prior to the creation of the county in 1908. Since 1965 deeds have been recorded in the Recorded Documents (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
[Deed Records], vol. A-N, 1-84, 1861-1965 (36 reels of microfilm);
[Deeds and Easements-County], ca.1910-present (.35 cu.ft.);
[Direct Index Indirect Index-Deeds], vol. 1-3, 1861-1979 (4 reels of microfilm);
Index to Deeds Direct [one volume is unnumbered], vol. 1-4, 1861-1987 (5 volumes);
Index to Deeds Indirect [one volume is unnumbered], vol. 1-4, 1861-1987 (5 volumes).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
County Contracts and Deeds, 1946-1963 (1 volume);
County Deeds and Easements, 1937-1989 (1 cu.ft.);
[Deed Books], vol. 35-84, 1947-1965 (26 reels of microfilm);
Deed Records [16 millimeter film], vol. A-N, 1-10, 1861-1916 (25 reels of microfilm); [35 millimeter film], vol. A-N, 1-77, 1861-1964 (34 reels of microfilm);
Deed Record [title varies], vol. A-N, 1-84, 1861-1965 (98 volumes);
Diazo Film [Direct Index to Deeds], 1877-ca.1978 (2 reels of microfilm);
Diazo Film [Indirect Index to Deeds], 1877-ca.1978 (2 reels of microfilm);
Historical [Deeds to County], 1911-1943 (.15 cu.ft.);
Microfilm Deed & Court [Deed Record], vol. 11-34, 1916-1947 (24 reels of microfilm).

 

Delayed Birth Records

1870-1978

Series documents birth records generated by a court in response to a petition. Records may include petitions, decrees or orders, affidavits of correction, registers, and certificates. If the information provided with the petition met the requirements of the court, a decree was issued that served as a legal birth document. Most petitions were filed decades after the actual birth. They were filed in the county of residence at the time of petition, not necessarily in the county of birth. Dates listed in brackets document the range of actual birth dates. Date ranges for court actions such as petitions and decrees are also included. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Small Jury Room:
Registration of Birth [Delayed Birth Petitions and Decrees-documents births from ca. 1870 to ca.1920-with index], 1943-1978 (.75 cu.ft.). 

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Delayed Birth Certificates [documents births from 1883 to 1921-with index], 1940-1941 (.10 cu.ft.).

 

Election Poll Books

1908-1922

Series documents the registration of voters and the compilation of election results. Records may include the election poll books and/or the election voter register. Information includes elector's name and party affiliation, and in some cases, physical description, occupation, naturalization information, and names of parents and spouse. Also included are tally sheets listing the candidates for each county, state, and national office and number of votes received, and oaths of office for election judges and clerks. Election poll books and voter registration records have been inventoried through 1930. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
General Register [Election], 1912 (1 volume);
Official Register of Elections, 1914 (1 volume);
Official Register of Electors, 1908-1910 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Historical Museum:
Tally Sheet [North Precinct Hood River-84.006], 1922 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Election Voting Abstracts

1908-1992

Series documents the tabulation and reporting of election results for the county. Records include voting abstracts and the record of election. Information includes election date; precinct name and number; office; precinct and total votes; victory margin; winning candidate; county clerk, board of canvasser, and justice of the peace signatures; ballot number; summation of votes; and election board's decision. Election voting abstracts have been inventoried through 1960. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Abstract of Vote, 1908-1930 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Abstract of Vote, 1933-1954 (1 cu.ft.);
Election Files [includes abstracts of votes], 1950-1960 (2 cu.ft.);
Election Record, vol. 1, 1908-1992 (1 volume).

 

Farm Name Registration Records

1911-1931

Series documents the application for and registration of farm names with the county clerk or recorder. Records may include registers, original applications, or certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; farm name, location, and description; and date and number of application and final application. Series may also include an index arranged either alphabetically by name of owner or by farm name. Farm name records have been inventoried through 1964.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Register of Farm Names, vol. 1, 1911-1931 (1 volume).

 

Federal Land Grant Records

1864-1957

Series records ownership of county lands obtained from the federal government. Series includes records of land grants administered under a variety of federal programs such as donation land claims and homesteads. Donation land claims are the most common type of federal land grant in Oregon that is documented in this inventory project. Donation land claims resulted from an act of the 1850 Congress under which citizens of the United States, or those who filed a declaration of intention prior to December 1, 1850 and had resided upon or cultivated the land for four consecutive years, were granted a specified amount of acreage in the Oregon Territory. Donation land claims were unique in that acreage granted to married couples was divided evenly. Half of the acreage was placed in the husband's name while the other half was placed in the wife's name. Records include plats, indexes, and survey notes. Information includes township, range, and section numbers, names of donation land claim holders and claim numbers, claim dates, acreage, and descriptions of surveys.

Under the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers were given 160 acres of land in the public domain if they built a home on the land, resided there for five years, and cultivated the land. A complete homestead entry file includes such documents as the homestead application, homestead proof, and final certificate authorizing the claimant to obtain a land patent.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
[Patent Records-Homestead], vol. 1, 1908-1947 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Patents [Homestead-Record], vol. 1, 1908-1947 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Search Land Patents [includes patent and legal land descriptions and some document images], ca.1864-ca.1957 (BLM GLO Web site).

 

Foreclosure Records

1903-1932

Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.

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:
Misc. [Certificate of Sale], 1916-1917 (.10 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Delinquent Tax Lists-Sales], 1917-1927 (.10 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Sheriff's Certificate of Foreclosure], 1914-1916 (.05 cu.ft.);
Record of Delinquent Tax Sales, 1903-1917 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Trial Court First Floor Records Storage Room:
Old Foreclosure Files [includes foreclosure file no. 515], 1914 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Hood River Irrigation District Certificate of Sale and Redemption [two pages only], 1916 (1 volume);
Tax Receipt [Certificate of Delinquency], 1917-1932 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Health and Human Services Records

1987-[ongoing]

Series documents the activities of the county health and human services programs operated by the county. Series includes narrative or statistical monthly, quarterly, and annual reports or minutes discussing program goals, objectives, and accomplishments. Program areas include public and mental health; juvenile services; adult and family services; women, infant, and child (WIC) services; alcohol and drug abuse; and developmental disabilities. In 1994 the name of the Children and Youth Services Commission was changed to the Commission on Children and Families.

Hood River County shares mental health, developmental disabilities, and alcohol and drug abuse programs with Wasco and Sherman Counties. The central administrative records of these programs are located in The Dalles. Minutes of the Commission on Children and Families from 2000 to the present are maintained on computer in the commission office.

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Commission on Children and Families Office:
Fiscal Year [Hood River County Commission on Children and Families Records-includes minutes and exhibits], 2003-present (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Fiscal Year [Hood River County Commission on Children and Families Records-includes minutes and exhibits], 1998-1999 (1 cu.ft.);
HRCCF [Hood River Commission on Children and Families Meeting Audio Tapes], 1995-1998 (15 cassette tapes).

Records at the Mid-Columbia Center for Living Administrative Office (The Dalles):
[Board Minutes-Tri-County Mental Health-served Wasco, Hood River, and Sherman Counties], 1987-1994 (.20 cu.ft.);
Quadra-County Mental Health Board [Meeting Records-includes minutes, exhibits, and related records], 1996-2008 (14 binders);
[Quadra-County Mental Health Board Minutes-served Wasco, Hood River, Gilliam, and Sherman Counties], 1994-1995 (.20 cu.ft.);
Tri-County Mental Health Board [Meeting Records-includes minutes, exhibits, and related records-serves Wasco, Hood River, and Sherman Counties], 2008-present (2 binders).

 

Insane Commitment Records

1907-[ongoing]

Series documents the examination, commitment, and release of mentally ill persons to and from the state's mental institutions. Series contains statements of complaint and commitment recorded by the county clerk or recorder and includes petitions to have an individual committed; physicians certification that an individual is insane; delivery warrants authorizing a county official (usually the sheriff) to take the individual to the state hospital; patient discharges; paroles or transfers; indexes; and correspondence. Information includes patient and family names, date committed, reason, physical description, and a brief family history. This series may also be known as the Insane Record, Mental Illness Record, and Mentally Ill and Feeble Minded Record. By 1968, in most counties, the commitment of the mentally ill or deficient had become the responsibility of the circuit court. Access to these records may be restricted for 75 years by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496.

Beginning in 1983 case files were numbered using a year based system in which mental commitment case files are designated by "MC." Hood River County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1989. Recordings dating from 1965 to circa 1977 include some circuit court, district court, probate, juvenile, and mental commitment records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Insane Commitments [Case Files-with gaps], 1907-1963 (.65 cu.ft.);
Insane Record [with index], vol. 1, 1908-1931 (1 volume);
Search for 1908-1922 Hood River County insane commitments in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Small Jury Room:
Index to Microfilm Court Records [includes circuit court, probate, and mental commitment cases], vol. 1-2, 1966-1983 (2 volumes);
Juvenile and Insane Register [with index], vol. 1, 1909-1974 (1 volume);
Juvenile and Record of Mentally Diseased [with index], vol. 2, 1972-1989 (1 volume);
Probate [District & Circuit Court-Case Files-includes circuit court criminal, probate, and mental commitment case files], 1982 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Circuit Court Case Files [includes interfiled probate and mental commitment case files], 2008-present (36 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Trial Court Office, File Room:
Circuit Court Case Files [includes interfiled probate and mental commitment case files], 1994-2007 (420 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Trial Court First Floor Records Storage Room:
[Circuit Court Case Files-includes probate, mental commitment, and other records], 1986-1991 (ca.69 cu.ft.);
Mental Commitment Files, 1976-1984 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Trial Court Second Floor Conference Room, Closet:
Circuit Court Case Files [includes interfiled probate and mental commitment case files], 1992-1993 (53 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Active Account Feeble-Minded and Insane, 1931-1932 (1 volume);
County Court Case File Insane and Juvenile Cases [with gaps], no. 130-567, 1930-1954 (2 cu.ft.);
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 Sanity & Juvenile Cases [Files-includes mostly insane commitment records-with gaps], no. 369-750, 1946-1957 (1.75 cu.ft.);
Juvenile Dept. Case Files [includes insane commitment records], 1957-1963 (2 cu.ft.);
Mental Hearings [Insane Commitment Case Files], 1963-1969 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Dept. [Child Suffering with Deformity-County Aid for Children Committed to Hospitals for Correction of Deformities-includes some feeble-minded commitment records], 1921-1928 (.05 cu.ft.);
Record of Insane [with index], vol. 2, 1932-1960 (1 volume);
Sanity and Juvenile Cases [includes primarily insane commitment records], 1962-1976 (2.50 cu.ft.).

 

Judgment and Execution Records

1894-1941

Series records official decisions by the court and subsequent instructions to the sheriff to recover costs and awards related to debt, divorce, and other civil cases. The record serves as the official notice of the existence of a lien. Information includes title and case number; names of plaintiff, creditor, defendant, debtor, and attorney; amount of judgment; description of property levied on; writ of execution; disposition of case; decisions on appeals; dates docketed and satisfied; and volume and page numbers where recorded. Records may include judgment dockets, execution dockets, and fee books. Judgment and execution records have been inventoried through 1920.

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:
Circuit Court Execution Docket [with index], vol. 1, 1911-1932 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Judgment Docket, vol. 1, 1894-1941 (1 volume);
Transcript of Judgment, 1908-1920 (.10 cu.ft.).

 

Justice Court Case Files

1900-1940

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before the courts of the justices of the peace. Records include grand jury indictments, complaints, judgments by confession, transcripts of judgment entries and dockets, statements of witnesses, arrest warrants, subpoenas, bills for court costs and fees, petitions for appointment of justices of the peace and constables, petitions establishing justice districts, and marriage records. Cases heard include disturbing the peace, illegal liquor sales, assault, larceny, trespassing, fraud, vagrancy, and burglary. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Justice Court Transcripts, ca.1900-1940 (.25 cu.ft.);
Letters [includes justice court writs and warrants], 1911-1914 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Justice Court Dockets

1908-1954

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Justice Docket [Hood River District-with index], 1908-1931 (20 volumes).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Justice Docket [Hood River District-includes criminal and civil cases-with index], 1931-1941 (24 volumes);
Justice Docket [Small Claims-Hood River District-with index], 1936-1954 (1 volume).

 

Land Subdivision Records

1889-[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.

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 Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
[Hood River County Subdivision Ordinance], 1984 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Ordinance-County-includes subdivision and zoning information], 1965-1976 (.25 cu.ft.);
Ordinances [County-includes subdivision and comprehensive plan], vol. 3, 1966-1996 (1 volume);
[Subdivision and Partition Plats-with index], ca.1889-present (1042 plats);
[Subdivision-Plats], ca.1889-ca.1995 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Side Office:
Ordinances [County-includes zoning and subdivision ordinances], no. 1-294, 1965-present (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Planning Dept. Office:
Hood River County Ordinances Related to Land Use [includes comprehensive plan, zoning and land division information], no. 1-260, 1962-present (2 binders);
H.R. County Plan Elements Ordinance #125 [Hood River-includes a comprehensive plan policy document and zoning and subdivision ordinances], 1984 (1 binder);
[Measure 37 Case Files-includes actions related to zoning and subdivisions-contains copies of documents from planning files], ca.1965-present (27 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Planning Files-includes partition, zoning permit, variance, conditional use, and other actions-not microfilmed], 1973-1986 (3 cu.ft.);
[Planning Files-Land Use Case Files-includes partition, zoning permit, variance, conditional use, and other actions-title varies], 1988-present (119 cu.ft.);
[Planning Files-Land Use Case Files-includes partition, zoning permit, variance, conditional use, and other actions-title varies], 1975-1987 (28 reels of microfilm);
Rolodex [Legal Files Index Cards-indexes partition, zoning permit, variance, conditional use, and other actions], ca.1962-ca.1998 (2 cu.ft.);
[Subdivision Case Files], ca.1969-present (12 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Diazo Film [Original Subdivision Plat Maps], 1908-n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
Microfilm Permanent Survey Records [includes filed county surveys, subdivision, and partition plats as well as railroad maps], ca.1899-2006 (13 reels of microfilm);
Survey Microfilm Reels [includes filed county surveys and subdivision and partition plats], 2007-2008 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Storage Vault:
Hood River County Plat Book [Subdivision-large green volume], ca.1883-ca.1974 (1 volume);
Partitions [Plats], 1990-ca.2002 (3 inches of aperture cards);
Subdivisions [Plats], ca.1908-ca.2002 (6 inches of aperture cards);
[Survey and Subdivision Plats-copies-in green binders], ca.1908-ca.1965 (5 binders).

Records at the Hood River County Library:
Hood River County Ordinances Related to Land Use [includes comprehensive plan, zoning and land division information], no. 1-260, 1962-present (2 binders).

 

Land Title Registers

1908-1967

Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in the Deeds and Indexes.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Index to Land Register, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Land Reception Record, vol. 1, 1911-1967 (1 volume);
Land Registration Docket, vol. 1, 1911-1913 (1 volume);
Register of Titles, vol. 1, 1908-1956 (1 volume);
[Tract Index of Registered Lands in Hood River County, Oregon], n.d. (1 volume).

 

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1899-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
[Assessor's Plats], n.d.-present (3 volumes);
Sales History Maps [title varies], ca.1997-ca.2007 (5 volumes).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Appraiser's Office:
Hood River City Limits and Urban Growth Boundary Zoning Map [Wall Map], 2007 (1 map);
Hood River County Code Map [Assessment-Wall Maps], 2007 (2 maps);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes city and city zoning], ca.1965-ca.2003 (ca.40 drawings);
[Soil Classification Plats], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Planning Dept. Office:
Fire, Irrigation & Water Districts Miscellaneous [Maps-also includes earthquake hazard, national forest, and city zoning], ca.1977-2003 (ca.100 maps);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes census, special district, forest, National Scenic Area recreation sites, city zoning, and comprehensive plan maps], ca.1980-ca.1997 (ca.75 maps);
NSA Maps [National Scenic Area], 1993-1997 (ca.50 maps);
Topo Maps [Topographic], 1957-1986 (21 maps);
Wetlands Maps Geologic Hazard, 1977-1981 (ca.40 maps).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Planning Dept. Office, Reception Area:
[Assessor's Maps], n.d.-present (3 volumes).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Adjudication Survey Highway R/Ws Power Line R/Ws [Rights-of-Way-includes maps], vol. 6, 1908-1942 (1 volume);
Administration Courthouse Expansion... [Plans-includes plans related to the county courthouse, museum, library, and airport], 1947-1987 (2.50 cu.ft.);
[Assessment Plat Book], 1910-1946 (7 volumes);
Budgets [Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company Maps], ca.1914 (2 maps);
Firemans Maps Mt. Hood National Forest, 1960 (1 map);
Letters, Jan. 1927-Jan. 1929 [includes county courthouse drawings], 1928 (4 drawings);
Microfilm Permanent Survey Records [includes filed county surveys, subdivision, and partition plats as well as railroad maps], ca.1899-2006 (13 reels of microfilm);
Photomap of Emerson Area, 1957-1960 (3 maps).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Storage Vault:
City of Hood River Aerial Maps, 1988 (ca.20 maps);
City Topo Maps 1962 [Hood River topographical], 1962 (ca.20 maps);
Metsker's Atlas of Hood River County Oregon, 1931 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps, Plans, and Drawings-includes parks, buildings, roads, bridges, quarries, special districts, quadrangle, vicinity, railroad, Bonneville Power Administration, utilities and others], ca.1925-present (ca.750 maps, plans, and drawings).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Research Room:
Hood River County Road Map [Wall Map], 2009 (1 map).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Survey/Engineering Shared Office Area:
Assessor's Plats, n.d.-present (ca.200 plats).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Complex, Forestry Dept. Office:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes quadrangle, Kingsley Reservoir, entomology, parks, land use, streams, United States Forest Service, land ownership exchange], ca.1950-present (ca.200 maps).

Records at the Hood River County Web Site:
Area Maps [includes a Cascade Locks street map and a detailed map of Hood River County], n.d.-present (Internet);
Enterprise Zone Maps [Hood River County], n.d.-present (Internet);
Hood River County WebMaps
[includes interactive GIS-based maps containing layers with information including parcels, townships, sections, elevation, towns, roads, railroads, city limits, urban growth boundaries, county boundaries, assessor's maps, National Scenic Area, water bodies, streams, high value farms, parks, major land owners, zoning, and aerial photography], n.d.-present (Internet);
Off Highway Vehicle Guide [Hood River County-includes map], 2008 (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Hood River County Genealogical Information [includes Idlewylde Cemetery index and block maps], n.d. (Rootsweb);
Tax Assessment GIS Maps
[select county], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Marks and Brands Records

1919-1935

Series documents the registration of marks and brands by livestock owners and logging interests in order to clearly establish ownership. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; diagram of animal showing location and style of mark and brand; written description of mark and brand; and filing date. Types of livestock registered include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Log brands are also documented.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Historical [Sheep in This County for Pasture-Report of Sheep and Cattle Grazed-includes marks and brands information], 1919-1935 (.10 cu.ft.).

 

Marriage Records

1908-1961

Series documents the recording of marriages by the county and includes applications, marriage certificates and licenses, and indexes to marriage records. Information includes the names and residences of bride and groom; justice of the peace, minister, or name of individual officiating; fees charged; date filed; volume and page numbers where recorded; certificate number; date and place of marriage; and signatures of witnesses and county officials. Beginning in 1906 marriages have been officially registered with the state of Oregon. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Marriage records have been inventoried through 1960.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Marriage Records [includes certificates, applications, return certificates, and medical certificates], no. 1-2461, 1908-1947 (4 cu.ft.);
Marriage Returns, 1908-1944 (.60 cu.ft.);
Search for 1908-1947 Hood River County marriages in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
Marriage Record [with index], vol. 1-3, 1908-1961 (3 volumes);
[Return of Marriage Booklets], 1946-1961 (7 volumes);
[Marriage Certificates [includes some earlier records] no. 2462-3369, 1947-1960 (5.20 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Hood River Genealogy Database [includes information about over 78,000 individuals gathered from census, marriage, death, and other records], ca.1860-ca.1950 (Rootsweb).

 

Medical Profession Registration Records

1954-1978

Series documents the registration of individuals in compliance with the requirements of relevant Oregon boards of examiners to practice a medical profession in the state. Professions registered include physicians, surgeons, osteopaths, naturopaths, dentists, nurses, druggists, chiropractors, chiropodists, optometrists, and veterinarians. Records include registers, certificates, and licenses. Information includes name of registrant; name of school; graduation date; names of members of the examining board; licensing and recording dates; and licensing or registration numbers.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Licenses and Certificates [Record-includes doctors, nurses, naturopaths, and optometrists-with index], vol. 1, 1954-1978 (1 volume).

 

Military Records

1917-1965

Series lists those eligible for military service and records the discharge dates of those who served in the military. Series includes eligibility, enlistment, discharge registers, or muster rolls, and may include alphabetical indexes. Information includes name of individual serving or eligible for service; enlistment and discharge dates and codes; residences at birth and enlistment; occupations and ages at time of enlistment; branches of service; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical condition, education and types of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge. Access to military discharge records may be restricted for 75 years by 2009 Oregon Legislative Assembly SB 618.

Since 1965 military discharges have been recorded in the Recorded Documents (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Discharge Record [Military-with index], vol. 1, 1919-1945 (1 volumes).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
[Discharge-Military-with index], vol. 1-7, 1919-1965 (3 reels of microfilm);
Discharge Record [Military-with index], vol. 2-7, 1945-1965 (6 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Hood River County Genealogical Information [includes Hood River County World War I draft registration cards], 1917-1918 (Rootsweb).

 

Mining Claim Records

1908-1987

Series documents actions filed with the county related to mineral interest claims. Types of actions include mineral rights and royalty assignments, mineral interest claims, lease releases, interest stipulations, corrections, bills of sale and conveyance assignments, and location notices. Information includes names of involved parties; action types and dates; and volume and page numbers. The series may also include copies of claim location notices giving descriptions and details of individual claims.

Since 1987 mining claims have been recorded in the Recorded Documents (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Water and Mining Rights [Records-with index], 1908-1934 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Dormant Mineral Interest Record, 1985-1986 (1 volume);
Mining Claims, 1955-1964 (.05 cu.ft.);
Water and Mining Rights [with index], vol. 2, 1934-1987 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Mortgage Records

1859-1987

Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.

Records are included from Wasco County documenting the governance of the Hood River County area prior to the creation of the county in 1908. Since 1965 mortgages have been recorded in the Recorded Documents (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assignment of Mortgages [with index], vol. A, 1-3, 1895-1941 (4 volumes);
Misc. [Mortgage, Satisfaction of Mortgage], 1886-1907 (.10 cu.ft.);
Mortgage Record [with index], vol. A-J, 1-20, 1859-1906, 1908-1929 (30 volumes);
Satisfaction of Mortgages [with index], vol. A-C, 1-6, 1884-1908, 1908-1934 (9 volumes).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 1-2, 1872-1987 (2 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 1-2, 1872-1987 (2 volumes);
[Mortgage Records], vol. 21-57, 1929-1965 (12 reels of microfilm);
[Satisfaction of Mortgage], vol. 7-15, 1934-1965 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Assignment of Mortgages [with index], vol. 4, 1941-1965 (1 volume);
Diazo Film Mortg. Satisf. [Satisfaction of Mortgage], 1964-1965 (4 reels of microfilm);
Mortgage Record, vol. 21-57, 1929-1965 (37 volumes);
Satisfaction of Mortgages [with index], vol. 7-15, 1934-1965 (9 volumes).

 

Naturalization Certificates

1913-1929

Series documents the granting of United States citizenship to petitioners. Records include applications, witness affidavits, court findings granting or denying citizenship, certificates, and indexes. Declarations of intention may also be included. Information includes name, age, and residence of applicant; applicant's dependents; date of filing of declarations of intention and petitions; and volume and page numbers where papers are recorded.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Naturalization Certificates, 1913-1929 (.10 cu.ft.);
Search for 1913-1929 Hood River County naturalization certificates in Oregon Historical Records Index.

 

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1880-1954

Series documents the process taken by applicants for United States citizenship in declaring their intention to become United States citizens. Information may include applicant's name, age, physical description, place and date of birth, method of immigration, date and port of entry, names and ages of wife and children, and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Declarations of intention may also be attached to naturalization petitions or naturalization certificates.

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:
Naturalization Declaration of Intentions, 1904-1915 (.05 cu.ft.);
Record of Declaration of Intention [with index], 1880-1937 (2 volumes);
Search for 1880-1937 Hood River County naturalization declarations of intentions in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Small Jury Room:
Naturalization Petitions, Orders, Etc. [Declarations of Intention-with index], 1929-1952 (1 volume);
Naturalization Petitions, Orders, Etc. [Petition for Naturalization-includes declarations of intention and certificates of arrival-with index], 1941-1954 (1 volume).

 

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1909-1954

Series documents the application for United States citizenship by aliens. Information includes name, residence, and occupation of applicants; place and date of birth; emigration place, date, and vessel; declaration of intention dates; name, birthplace, and birth date of dependents; and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Accompanying the petitions are witness and petitioner affidavits, oaths of allegiance, court orders admitting or denying citizenship, declarations of intention, depositions, and certificates of arrival.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Naturalization Petitions [with index], 1914-1919, 1926-1940 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [with index], vol. 1-2, 1909-1929 (2 volumes);
Search for 1909-1940 Hood River County naturalization petitions in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Small Jury Room:
Naturalization Petitions, Orders, Etc. [Petition for Naturalization-includes declarations of intention and certificates of arrival-with index], 1941-1954 (1 volume);
Naturalization Petitions, Orders, Etc. [Petitions Granted or Denied], 1934-1954 (1 volume).

 

Pension and Relief Records

1913-1937

Series documents financial assistance approved by the county court for widows, mothers, dependent children, orphans, the elderly, and indigents. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. Because the provision of relief became primarily a state and federal function in the 1930s, records are inventoried through 1939.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Widows Pensions [serves as index], vol. 2, n.d. (1 volume);
Record of Widow's Pensions [with index], vol. 1, 1913-1931 (1 volume);
[Widow's Pension Journal], 1913-1937 (1 volume);
Search for 1913-1937 Hood River County widow's pensions in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Miscellaneous Dept. [Child Suffering with Deformity-County Aid for Children Committed to Hospitals for Correction of Deformities-includes some feeble-minded commitment records], 1921-1928 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Planning Commission Minutes

1960-[ongoing]

Series documents the discussions and activities of the county planning commission as recorded in the minutes and agendas. Topics discussed include the creation, amendment, and appeal of zoning ordinances and county land use laws; county comprehensive plans; and election or appointment of planning commission members.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Planning Dept. Office:
Hood River Planning County Minutes [Planning Commission], 1960-1989 (5 reels of microfilm);
PC Meetings [Planning Commission Meeting Records-includes minutes], 2006-present (5 binders).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Planning Commission Minutes [includes agendas and related documents-title varies], 1960-2006 (16 cu.ft.).

 

Probate Case Files

1868-[ongoing]

Series documents actions taken on probate cases brought before the county, district, or circuit court for settlement. Records include wills, receipts, claims, vouchers, petitions to sell, notices of annual accounting, final estate accounting reports, appraiser's affidavits, bills of sale, inventories, fee bills, appraisals, administrator and appointment certificates, and appraiser oaths. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records are included from Wasco County documenting the governance of the Hood River County area prior to the creation of the county in 1908. Beginning in 1983 probate case files were numbered using a year based system in which case files are designated by the letter "P." Hood River County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1989. Recordings dating from 1965 to circa 1977 include some circuit court, district court, probate, juvenile, and mental commitment records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Probate [Case Files], no. 1-557, 1902-1930 (8 cu.ft.);
Probate Register [indexes case files-with index], vol. 1, 1908-1944 (1 volume);
Probate Wasco County [Case Files], no. 1-123, 1868-1908 (1.65 cu.ft.);
Search for 1902-1929 Hood River County probate case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Small Jury Room:
Probate [District & Circuit Court-Case Files-includes circuit court criminal, probate, and mental commitment case files], 1982 (1 reel of microfilm);
Index to Microfilm Court Records [includes circuit court, probate, and mental commitment cases], vol. 1-2, 1966-1983 (2 volumes);
Probate [Hood River County Case Files], no. 1-2352, 1908-1976 (2.50 feet of microfilm jackets);
Probate Register [indexes case files-with index], vol. 2-4, 1937-1989 (3 volumes);
Probate [Wasco County Case Files], no. 1-123, 1868-1908 (1.50 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Circuit Court Case Files [includes interfiled probate and mental commitment case files], 2008-present (36 cu.ft.);
Probate Case Files, no. P83.006-P85.033, 1983-1985 (1 CD-ROM disc);
Probate Records [Case Files], no. 548-2685, P83.001-P83.005, 1930-1983 (14 CD-ROM discs).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Trial Court Office, File Room:
Circuit Court Case Files [includes interfiled probate and mental commitment case files], 1994-2007 (420 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Trial Court First Floor Records Storage Room:
[Circuit Court Case Files-includes probate, mental commitment, and other records], 1986-1991 (ca.69 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Trial Court Second Floor Conference Room, Closet:
Circuit Court Case Files [includes interfiled probate and mental commitment case files], 1992-1993 (53 cu.ft.).

 

Probate Estate Records

1911-1934

Series documents information recorded about estates probated in the county or circuit courts. Information includes deceased party's name; recording and death dates; residence; name and address of executors, administrators, or trustees; estimated values of real and personal property; inventory and appraisal dates; the estate's value according to the appraisals and to the county court; and the names and relationship of heirs. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Estates, 1911-1926 (1 volume);
[Report of Estates], 1929-1934 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Probate Registers

1868-1989

Series records the actions taken by the county's probate court. Information includes case numbers, estate or deceased's name, administrator's or executor's name, dates and types of papers filed, and memoranda and court orders listed by dates of appointment of administrator or executor. Series may also be referred to as probate journals, dockets, or records of actions. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. In 1986 circuit courts with probate jurisdiction began recording basic case information on the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN). This network functionally replaced probate dockets and journals previously maintained by the courts. The transition to full use of OJIN by all circuit courts in Oregon took approximately two years. Contact the trial court administrator for access to OJIN. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records are included from Wasco County documenting the governance of the Hood River County area prior to the creation of the county in 1908. Hood River County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1989.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Probate Journal [with index], vol. A, 1-3, 1868-1930 (4 volumes);
Probate Register [with index], vol. 1, 1908-1910 (1 volume);
Probate Register [with index], vol. 1, 1908-1944 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Small Jury Room:
Probate Journal [with index], vol. 4, 1930-1937 (1 volume);
Probate Register [indexes case files-with index], vol. 2-4, 1937-1989 (3 volumes).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Probate Journal [with index], vol. 5-16, 1937-1965 (12 volumes).

 

Road and Bridge Records

1903-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, general road and highway maps, petitions to have roads constructed or altered, notices, complaints, vacation records, and correspondence. Information includes road numbers and names and descriptions of the activity occurring on the road. Information concerning county roads may be available on the Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) at the county road office. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

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 Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Storage Vault:
Bridge [Case Files], ca.1951-present (2.50 cu.ft.);
[County Road Case Files-includes road petitions, easements, correspondence, field notes and plats], ca.1903-present (15 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Maps, Plans, and Drawings-includes parks, buildings, roads, bridges, quarries, special districts, quadrangle, vicinity, railroad, Bonneville Power Administration, utilities and others], ca.1925-present (ca.750 maps, plans, and drawings);
[Road and Bridge Construction Photograph Albums-red covers], ca.1964-ca.1977 (2 volumes).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
[Rd. Vacations-Road Records], 1951-2005 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Planning Dept. Office, Reception Area:
Hood River County Street Atlas [Metsker's], 1931 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Adjudication Survey Highway R/Ws Power Line R/Ws [Rights-of-Way-includes maps], vol. 6, 1908-1942 (1 volume);
Administration Roads [Case Files-includes petitions, orders, correspondence, reports, and maps], 1958-1995 (1 cu.ft.);
Letters Jan. 1929-Jan. 1930 [includes road map drawings], 1925 (3 drawings);
Letters County File Continued 1925 [includes road map drawings], 1925 (4 drawings);
Letters Loop Road Rights of Way [Mt. Hood], 1921-1924 (.20 cu.ft.);
Letters Mt. Hood Loop Highway Closed Cases [Right-of-Way], 1921-1924 (.20 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Dept. [Proposal for Constructing a Portion of the Columbia River Highway in Hood River County Oregon], 1914 (.20 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Road Vacation Case Files-Lenz Road], 1946-1947 (.05 cu.ft.);
Road & Bridge Files [includes correspondence, contracts, maps, agreements, and petitions], ca.1951-2000 (1.30 cu.ft.).

 

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1858-[ongoing]

Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge 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 Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Storage Vault:
[County Road Case Files-includes road petitions, easements, correspondence, field notes and plats], ca.1903-present (15 cu.ft.);
Field Books [Road Survey and Engineering-includes parks-in gray card file cabinet], ca.1965-ca.1980 (.75 cu.ft.);
Index Roads [to Survey Field Books], vol. 1-2, ca.1967-ca.1987 (2 volumes);
JLH, CS, ARC, PMM, Hobson [Survey Field Books-includes road surveys-photocopies], ca.1900-ca.1924 (20 binders);
[JLH Field Notes-includes some road survey information], ca.1900-ca.1922 (85 volumes);
JLH, MK, Hurlburt, Etc Index to Surveys & Field Notes [includes indexes of road surveys], ca.1900-ca.1924 (1 volume);
Map File Index [Road Survey], ca.1914-ca.1982 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Maps, Plans, and Drawings-includes parks, buildings, roads, bridges, quarries, special districts, quadrangle, vicinity, railroad, Bonneville Power Administration, utilities and others], ca.1925-present (ca.750 maps, plans, and drawings);
Road Record [Wasco County-with index], vol. 1, 1858-1907 (1 volume);
[State Highway Department Rolled Strip Maps], ca.1940-ca.1967 (ca.40 maps).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Survey/Engineering Shared Office Area:
Black Books [Surveyor's Field Notes-includes some road survey information], 1957-ca.1999 (ca.215 volumes);
J.L. Henderson Notes [Field-includes some road survey information-photocopies], ca.1900-ca.1922 (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Adjudication Survey Highway R/Ws Power Line R/Ws [Rights-of-Way-includes maps], vol. 6, 1908-1942 (1 volume);
Letters Jan. 1929-Jan. 1930 [includes road map drawings], 1925 (3 drawings);
Letters County File 1925 [includes road map drawings], 1925 (4 drawings);
Road & Bridge Files [includes correspondence, contracts, maps, agreements, and petitions], ca.1951-2000 (1.30 cu.ft.);
[Road Survey Field Note Books-includes Lost Lake Road], ca.1929 (3 volumes).

 

School District Records

1865-1970

Series reports the general and financial statistics of each school district located in the county. Information includes school district number and clerk's name; number of individuals within the district between ages four and twenty; number of teachers employed; number of school houses (owned by the district); number of legal voters; number of libraries and books within each; number of private schools; cash on hand at last report; district tax received from county; state schools funds received; general value of school grounds and furnishings; property values; enrollment; number of students enrolled from outlying districts; school census; and board minutes. Series may also contain school attendance and grade reports and data on students and parents. Records may be titled School District Clerk Annual Report, District Clerk's Book of Records, District Clerk Record Book, or Oregon School Register and Record Book, which is the most comprehensive record of school district activities. School district records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Historical [Special Levies Made-includes school district budgets], 1915-1927 (.25 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 73 Wasco/District No. 12 Hood River], 1903-1911 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Historical Museum:
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 56], 1895-1902 (1 volume);
General Files [School District 3 Early History-Yearly Report of School Dist. #14], 1867 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Ledger-West Odell District No. 5 School Board Minutes-includes related records], 1884-1896 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Nicolai], 1902-1905 (1 volume); 1901-1907 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 12-Rose Hill], 1911-1920 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County School District Superintendent's Office (School Registers):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [Parkdale Primary and Upper Grades-on reels 12 and 13], 1963-1966 (2 reels of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1900-1904 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1901-1902 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1903-1908 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1904-1908 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1905-1910 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1909-1910 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1909-1914 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1910-1913 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1910-1914 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1913-1918 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1914-1918 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1917-1921 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1918-1921 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1918-1922 (2 reels of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1921-1924 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1922-1926 (2 reels of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1922-1927 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1922-1929 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1925-1929 (2 reels of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1926-1930 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1926-1931 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1929-1930 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1929-1933 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1929-1934 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1930-1933 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1930-1935 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1931-1937 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1934-1939 (2 reels of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1935-1939 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1936-1939 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1937-1939 (1 reel of microfilm);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [on reel 36], 1938-1939 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Hood River County School District Superintendent's Office (Other District Records):
Annual Report [District Clerk's-on reel 36], 1962-1963 (1 reel of microfilm);
Board Minutes [School-on reel 11], 1865-1889 (1 reel of microfilm);
Clerk Report [District Clerk's Annual Report-includes various districts including Hood River, Odell, Oak Grove, Pine Grove, Dee, Mt. Hood, Parkdale, and Cascade Locks-ca.48 volumes on reels 11 to 13], 1905-1970 (3 reels of microfilm);
Clerks Annual Report [District-on reel 36], 1929-1930 (1 reel of microfilm);
Clerks Reports [on reel 11], 1887, 1888, 1900-1901, 1903-1905 (1 reel of microfilm);
Ledger Old Dist. #3 [School District-on reel 36], 1915-1918 (1 reel of microfilm);
Ledger [School District-on reel 36], 1914-1926 (1 reel of microfilm);
[School Census Reports-includes various districts-on reels 45 to 47], 1907-1970 (3 reels of microfilm);
School District #1, #61 Financial Rec. [Financial Records-on reel 36], 1909-1912 (1 reel of microfilm);
Teachers Reports [on reel 11], 1886-1892 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Hood River County School District Superintendent's Office, Conference Room:
Board Minutes [Hood River County School District-includes related records-title varies], 1937-1966 (21 binders);
Census Reports [includes several districts], 1907-1912 (6 volumes); 1914-1916 (3 volumes); 1920-1932 (13 volumes);
Census [School-includes various districts], 1960 (1 volume); 1962 (1 volume);
Coe Primary [School Census Report], ca.1925 (.05 cu.ft.);
District Survey Committee [Records], 1960-1961 (1 binder);
High School [Census Report], ca.1925 (.05 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Census Records [Clerk's Annual Census Report-District No. 11], ca.1920 (.05 cu.ft.);
Reorganization Committee [School District Records], 1960 (1 binder);
Rural School Board [Records-includes minutes, reorganization records, and related documents], 1961-1963 (1 binder);
School Census [includes various districts], 1964 (1 volume);
[School District Census Records-includes various districts], 1933-1958 (5 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Hood River County School Census [Abstract-includes various districts], 1933 (Rootsweb).

 

Superintendent of Schools Records

1890-1946

Series documents the official and financial affairs of the superintendent of schools concerning teachers, students, and schools located in the county. Records include annual statements on the condition of common (public) schools in the county, school district boundary records, school district accounts, and book purchases. Information includes financial information, school curricula, boundary descriptions, and enrollment and attendance data. Superintendent of schools records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Register of Eighth Grade Final Examinations, vol. 1, 1908-1912 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Historical Museum:
General Files [School District 3 Early History-Boundaries of School District No. 3], 1890-1922 (.05 cu.ft.);
General Files [School District 3 Early History-Directory County Schools Hood River], 1945-1946 (.05 cu.ft.);
General Files [School District 3 Early History-Superintendent's Report School District #3], 1937-1938, 1940-1941 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County School District Superintendent's Office:
Register State Certificates & Dip. [Superintendent's Register of Teacher's Certificates and Diplomas-on reel 36], 1917-1921 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1859-[ongoing]

Series documents surveys of county land by the county or licensed professional surveyors. Records include log books, field notes, and plats. An index may also be included. Information includes survey dates; who the survey was for; donation land claims; township, range, section, and survey numbers; a history of previous surveys made for the area; descriptions of land, vegetation, and soil; landmarks; metes and bounds of tracts surveyed; and surveyor's names. Plats also include corner restoration marks, scales, dates created and filed, and donation land claim owners.

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 Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Storage Vault:
Clerk's Permanent Record of Surveys [Wasco County-Hood River area], vol. 1, 1901-1098 (1 volume);
Field Books [Road Survey and Engineering-includes parks-in gray card file cabinet], ca.1965-ca.1980 (.75 cu.ft.);
GLO [General Land Office Survey Field Notes], 1859-n.d. (2 inches of microfiche);
JLH, CS, ARC, PMM, Hobson [Survey Field Books-includes road surveys-photocopies], ca.1900-ca.1924 (20 binders);
[JLH Field Notes-includes some road survey information], ca.1900-ca.1922 (85 volumes);
JLH, MK, Hurlburt, Etc Index to Surveys & Field Notes [includes indexes of road surveys], ca.1900-ca.1924 (1 volume);
[Survey and Subdivision Plats-copies-in green binders], ca.1908-ca.1965 (5 binders);
Survey Drawings [Land Survey Plats], ca.1905-present (ca.5000 drawings);
[Survey Drawings-Land Survey Plats and Notes], ca.1905-ca.2003 (60 inches of aperture cards);
Surveyor's Record [with index], vol. 1-2, 1908-1928 (2 volumes);
[U.S.Surveyor General Field Notes], ca.1884-ca.1952 (5 binders).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Survey/Engineering Shared Office Area:
Black Books [Surveyor's Field Notes-includes some road survey information], 1957-ca.1999 (ca.215 volumes);
J.L. Henderson Notes [Field-includes some road survey information-photocopies], ca.1900-ca.1922 (3 cu.ft.).
Survey and Drawing File [Survey Reference Cards], ca.1905-present (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Storage Vault:
Record [Survey Drawings Register], 1972-present (2 volumes).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Research Room:
Original Survey Notes [By township and range-typescript], ca.1884-ca.1952 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Survey Index [Map Based Index to Surveys], ca.1905-present (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Microfilm Permanent Survey Records [includes filed county surveys, subdivision, and partition plats as well as railroad maps], ca.1899-2006 (13 reels of microfilm);
Survey Microfilm Reels [includes filed county surveys and subdivision and partition plats], 2007-2008 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Tax Lot Cards

1967-[ongoing]

Tax lot cards, which contain official descriptions of real property, are used to track land ownership and lot size and also may serve as a deed reference. Records include tax lot number; the location of the land in reference to township, range, and section; and a description and record of changes to the property, acreage, and land owner.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
Tax Lot Cards [Official Record of Description of Real Property], ca.1967-present (10 cu.ft.).

 

Water Rights Records

1908-1988

Series documents the authorization by the state and local governments for the use of public waters. Series includes water rights, licenses, and certificates of water rights issued by the state and filed with the county. Records may include alphabetical indexes to the certificates, transcripts, statements, evidence, and other records specifically related to water rights cases heard by circuit and appellate courts. Information includes names of individuals proving water rights; locations of water rights including the township, range, and section number; descriptions of land under such rights; and limitations of appropriations of rights and use of rights (i.e., length of time, usage). Original water rights certificates are filed with the Oregon Water Resources Department.

Since 1987 water rights have been recorded in the Recorded Documents (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Certificates of Water Rights [with index], vol. 1, 1914-1931 (1 volume);
Water and Mining Rights [Record-with index], 1908-1934 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Record of Certificates of Water Rights [with index], vol. 2, 1931-1987 (1 volume);
Water and Mining Rights [with index], vol. 2, 1934-1987 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Trial Court First Floor Records Storage Room:
Water Rights [Adjudication Records-Hood River and Tributaries-includes decrees, findings of fact, and related records], ca.1912-ca.1928 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Small Jury Room:
Water Rights [includes findings of fact and order of determination, statements and proofs of claim, supplemental findings of fact and order of determination, reports, and maps related to Hood River and its tributaries], ca.1947-1988 (.60 cu.ft.).

 

Zoning Records

1962-[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.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
Hood River County Ordinances [includes zoning and comprehensive plan information], vol. 1-2, 1965-1990 (2 binders);
[Ordinance-County-includes subdivision and zoning information], 1965-1976 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Side Office:
Ordinances [County-includes zoning and subdivision ordinances], no. 1-294, 1965-present (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Planning Dept. Office:
Aerial Photos [drawer includes Zoning Map National Scenic Area-note reads "save county zoning maps in case NSA is rescinded"], ca.1980 (1 volume);
Historical Maps [includes zoning map overlays on assessor's plat base], 1980-1997 (ca.150 maps);
Hood River County Ordinances Related to Land Use [includes comprehensive plan, zoning and land division information], no. 1-260, 1962-present (2 binders);
Hood River County Zoning Ordinance, 2000 (1 binder); 2002 (1 binder); 2003 (1 binder);
H.R. County Plan Elements Ordinance #125 [Hood River-includes a comprehensive plan policy document and zoning and subdivision ordinances], 1984 (1 binder);
H.R. County Zoning Ordinance [Hood River], 1978 (1 binder); 1986 (1 binder); 1989 (1 binder);
[Measure 37 Case Files-includes actions related to zoning and subdivisions-contains copies of documents from planning files], ca.1965-present (27 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Planning Files-includes partition, zoning permit, variance, conditional use, and other actions-not microfilmed], 1973-1986 (3 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes census, special district, forest, National Scenic Area recreation sites, city zoning, and comprehensive plan maps], ca.1980-ca.1997 (ca.75 maps);
[Planning Files-Land Use Case Files-includes partition, zoning permit, variance, conditional use, and other actions-title varies], 1988-present (119 cu.ft.);
[Planning Files-Land Use Case Files-includes partition, zoning permit, variance, conditional use, and other actions-title varies], 1975-1987 (28 reels of microfilm);
Rolodex [Legal Files Index Cards-indexes partition, zoning permit, variance, conditional use, and other actions], ca.1962-ca.1998 (2 cu.ft.);
Zoning Maps [mylar], ca.1977-present (ca.200 plats).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Planning Dept. Office, Reception Area:
[Zoning Maps-includes new GIS maps], n.d.-present (3 volumes);
[Zoning Maps-includes traditional assessor's map base], ca.1980-present (3 volumes);
Zoning Map National Scenic Area, ca.1980 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Appraiser's Office:
Hood River City Limits and Urban Growth Boundary Zoning Map [Wall Map], 2007 (1 map);
Hood River County Zoning Ordinances, 1965-2003 (1 binder);
HRC Zoning Ordinance [Hood River County], 1965-2006 (1 binder);
Zone [Zoning Maps], ca.1980-n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Administration Ordinance Files [includes zoning ordinances], 1986, 1995-1997 (1 cu.ft.);
Board of Comm. Planning Appeal Files [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance changes], 1972-1992 (10 cu.ft.);
Comp Plan Docs [Hood River County Zoning Ordinance], 1965-1975 (.10 cu.ft.);
Comp Plan Docs [Proposed Hood River County Zoning Ordinance], ca.1974 (.10 cu.ft.);
NSA [National Scenic Area-Columbia Gorge-includes some county comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 1984-1996 (7 cu.ft.);
Supporting Ord Documentation Ordinance #22-Ordinance #117 [includes zoning ordinance], 1970-1991 (1.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Library:
Hood River County Ordinances Related to Land Use [includes comprehensive plan, zoning and land division information], no. 1-260, 1962-present (2 binders);
Hood River County Zoning Ordinance, 2004 (1 binder).

Records at the Hood River County Web Site:
Hood River County WebMaps [includes interactive GIS-based maps containing layers with information including parcels, townships, sections, elevation, towns, roads, railroads, city limits, urban growth boundaries, county boundaries, assessor's maps, National Scenic Area, water bodies, streams, high value farms, parks, major land owners, zoning, and aerial photography], n.d.-present (Internet);
Hood River County Zoning Ordinance, n.d.-present (Internet).


Inventory by Gary Halvorson, Senior Archivist
Last Update: July 16, 2009

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