Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory

County Comprehensive Plans


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.

The Property Data Online (PDO) application GIS interactive maps include layers based on urban growth boundaries and other comprehensive plan components. The Search Planning Documents option on the Jackson County Web site provides access to various comprehensive plan, zoning, land division, and other ordinance documents from circa 1959-present.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Division Office Room 114:
Commissioners Journal [includes county comprehensive plan], 1980-1981 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Division Basement Vault:
Commissioners Journal [includes county comprehensive plan], 1980-1981 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning Division Office Room 106:
Comprehensive Plan, 1972 (1 binder); 1989 (1 binder);
CPA [Comprehensive Plan Amendment Case Files, 1992-present (40 cu.ft.);
Goal 5 Goal 8 [Comprehensive Plan Maps-rolled], ca.1977-ca.1982 (3 cu.ft.);
Land Use Maps [related to the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances-rolled], 1977 (3 cu.ft.);
OA [Ordinance Amendment Case Files-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division information], 1992-1998 (10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Access Contracted Records Storage Facility:
[Comprehensive Land Use Plan Amendment Case Files-also includes land division and zoning ordinance amendments-multiple accessions], 1972-1990 (ca.16 cu.ft.);
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Records-includes background material, drafts, elements, studies, and related records such as the 1972 comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance-03A.15], ca.1958-ca.1992 (17 cu.ft.);
[Jackson County Comprehensive Plan Development Maps, Bar codes 83952-83978], 1954-1982 (28 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Planning Department Cartographic Records-in wooden cabinets and alpha cabinets A to J-includes maps related to the comprehensive plan, zoning, and general land use topics-00A.46], ca.1968-ca.1992 (ca.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
Comprehensive Plan Jackson County Oregon, 1972 (1 volume); 1980 (1 volume);
Jackson County City Limits and Urban Growth Boundary Map, 1999 (1 map).

Records at the Jackson County Web Site:
Codified Ordinances of Jackson County, [includes comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and land division information] n.d.-present (Internet);
Comprehensive Plan, 1972 (Internet);
Comprehensive Plan, 1980-1982 (Internet);
Comprehensive Plan, 1989 (Internet);
Comprehensive Plan Map [PDF], 2004-present (Internet);
Current Comprehensive Plan, 2004-present (Internet);
Goal 5 Background Document [Comprehensive Plan-PDF], 1990 (Internet);
Urban Growth Boundary Agreements [includes various cities], n.d.-present (Internet);
Urban Reserve Management Agreements [includes various cities], n.d.-present (Internet);
White City Comprehensive Plan Map [PDF], 2003-present (Internet).


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