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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory

Land Subdivision Records

1852-[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.

Early subdivision plats dating back to 1852 were recorded in the deed record, commissioners journal, and road record. See the combination plat index in the county clerk's recording office for specific references.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Combination Plat Index [Subdivision, Partition, and Condominium], 1852-2003 (1 volume);
Major Land Partitions [Plats], 1974-1990 (ca.250 plats);
Minor Land Partitions [Plats], 1974-1990 (ca.975 plats);
Partition Plat, vol. 1-19, 1990-present (ca.2500 plats);
Road Record [includes road establishment, road survey, and subdivision information], vol. 1-4, 1856-1935 (2 reels of microfilm);
Subdivision Plats [Minor Land Partition Plat Maps], vol. 1-6, 1974-1984 (1 reel of microfilm);
Subdivision Plats, vol. 1-34, ca.1888-present (ca.2400 plats); vol. 1-15, ca.1888-1988 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216, Vault:
Road Record [includes road and subdivision plats, descriptions, and surveyor and road viewer reports], vol. 2, 1878-1890 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes road establishment, road survey, and subdivision information], vol. 1, 1852-1878 (1 volume).

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);
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.);
SUB [Subdivision and Partition Case Files], 2004-present (32 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Office Room 100:
Land Development Ordinances [counter copy], 2004-present (1 binder).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
Subdivision Index [Plat], 1852-present (1 binder);
Subdivision Plats, vol. 1, 1A, 2-19, 1852-present (20 volumes);
Vacations [Street Vacations Within Subdivisions Case Files-includes orders and ordinances], ca.1893-present (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A, Vault:
Partitions Index [Plats-to vol. 1 to 11], 1990-2000 (1 binder);
Subdivisions [Plats], ca.1852-present (ca.2500 plats).

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.);
[Health Department Subdivision Sewer Review Plats-87A.94], 1965-1979 (2 volumes);
[Land Division Ordinance for Jackson County Oregon-91A.119, Box 3302], 1980 (1 volume); 1982 (1 volume); 1989 (1 volume);
[Partition Case Files-multiple accessions], 1995-2003 (ca.15 cu.ft.);
Record of Country Subdivisions [County-includes only two plats], 1927-1928 (1 volume);
[Subdivision Case Files-multiple accessions], 1957-1998 (ca.24 cu.ft.); 1999-2003 (7 cu.ft.);
Subdivision Index [Plat-93A.54], ca.1856-n.d. (1 volume);
Subdivisions Index Plats [includes partitions], ca.1867-1986 (1 volume);
[VPL-Subdivision Volume, Page, and Line Number Records-79A,129], 1907-1917 (2 volumes).

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).

Records at the Jackson County Web Site:
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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