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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory

County Comprehensive Plans

1954-[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.

The Property Data Online (PDO) application GIS interactive maps include layers based on urban growth boundaries and other comprehensive plan components.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Commissioners Journal [includes county comprehensive plan], 1980-1981 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Basement Vault:
Comprehensive Plan Jackson County Oregon, 1982 (1 binder); 1989 (1 binder);
CPA [Comprehensive Plan Amendment Records, 1992-2003 (21 cu.ft.);
Jackson County Comprehensive Plan, 1989-1996 (1 binder);
LRP [Long Range Planning Case Files-includes comprehensive plan amendment and zoning ordinance and map change information], 2003-present (7 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Planning Maps-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information-rolled], ca.1995-present (ca.50 maps);
OA [Ordinance Amendment Case Files-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division information], 1992-2003 (13 cu.ft.);
Old Comp Plan Maps [Comprehensive Plan-includes multiple copies], n.d. (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Office:
Comp Plan [Comprehensive Plan Jackson County Oregon-counter copy], 1989-present (1 binder).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[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.);
[Jackson County Oregon Comprehensive Plan-91A.119, Boxes 3301-3302], 1982 (1 volume); 1989 (1 volume);
[Jackson County Oregon Comprehensive Plan Draft Revisions-with notations-91A.119, Box 3301], 1980 (1 volume);
[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:
Jackson County Comprehensive Plan, 2004-present (Internet);
Jackson County Expired Comprehensive Plan, 1989 (Internet).

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