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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1858-[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.

Orders, ordinances, and resolutions are recorded in the Commissioners' Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, County Administration Office Room 214:
Codified Ordinances of Jackson County Oregon, ca.1972-2007 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, County Commissioners Office Room 200:
[Commissioners Journal-includes orders, ordinances, resolutions, and related records], 2005-present (13 cu.ft.);
Ordinances [copies], 1986-present (7.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Basement Vault:
[Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 1989-1998 (1 binder);
Laurel's Copy 96-97 LDO [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 1996-1997 (1 binder);
LRP [Long Range Planning Case Files-includes comprehensive plan amendment and zoning ordinance and map change information], 2003-present (7 cu.ft.);
New LDO [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 2003 (.25 cu.ft.);
OA [Ordinance Amendment Case Files-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division information], 1992-2003 (13 cu.ft.);
"Recommended LDO" [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 2003 (.25 cu.ft.);
Redline/Strikeout 2000 LDO [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 2000 (.25 cu.ft.);
ZON [Zoning Case Files-includes ordinances information], 2003-present (15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Office:
Land Development Ordinances [counter copy], 2004-present (1 binder).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
Vacations [Street Vacations Within Subdivisions-includes orders and ordinances], ca.1893-present (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Roads and Parks Engineering and Administration Office:
Engineers Records [includes road vacation orders], no. 1-368, ca.1858-present (7 cu.ft.);
[Individual Road Records-includes orders, resolutions, and petitions related to road establishment and vacation-also includes road survey information and maps], ca.1858-present (39 cu.ft.).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Commissioners Journal-includes orders, ordinances, resolutions, and related records-from multiple accessions], 1985-2004 (ca.32 cu.ft.);
[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.);
[Land Division Ordinance for Jackson County Oregon-91A.119, Box 3302], 1980 (1 volume); 1982 (1 volume); 1989 (1 volume);
Orders [Commissioners'-includes journal information], 1859-1861 (1 volume);
[Zoning Ordinance Jackson County-91A.119, Box 3303], 1973 (1 volume); 1980 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
Land Development Ordinance Jackson County, Oregon, 1980 (1 volume); 1980-1982 (1 volume); 1982-1984 (1 volume); 1989 (1 volume); 1989-1999 (1 volume); 2000 (1 volume); 2004 (1 volume);
Land Development Ordinance Jackson County, Oregon [Draft], 2003 (1 volume);
Subdivision Ordinance Jackson County, 1959-1972 (1 volume); 1959-1975 (1 volume);
Zoning Ordinance Jackson County, 1973-1978 (1 volume); 1980-1982 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Web Site:
Jackson County Code Online [Searchable Codified Ordinances-includes zoning map information], ca.1972-present (Internet);
Land Development Ordinance [includes zoning and land division information], 2007-present (Internet);
Land Development Ordinance [includes zoning and land division information], 2004-2007 (Internet);
Land Development Ordinance Now Expired [includes zoning and land division information], 2000-2004 (Internet).

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