Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Jefferson County Records Inventory
Land Subdivision Records
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.
The "Planning Files" Land Use Action Case Files are indexed on computer in the Community Development Department Office.
Records at the Jefferson County Administration Building, Clerk's Office:
Index to Plats [Subdivision and Partition], vol. 1, 1899-present (1 volume);
[Subdivision and Partition Plats], 1899-present (ca.800 plats).
Records at the Jefferson County Administration Building, Clerk's Record Room:
Crooked River Ranch [Subdivision Plat-Phase 1 and 2], 1973 (1 volume);
Minor Partitions [Plat Copies-includes volumes 4 and 5 combined-with index], 1974-1986 (6 binders);
Minor Partitions [Plats], 1974-1986 (5 binders); 1974-1983 (3 inches of aperture cards).
Records at the Jefferson County Administration Building, Clerk's Private Office:
[Comprehensive Plan and Ordinance Records-includes amendments of subdivision and zoning ordinances], ca.1964-present (2 cu.ft.).
Records at the Jefferson County Community Development Department Office, Break Room:
Jefferson County Subdivision Ordinance, 1995 (1 volume);
Land Development Ordinance [includes subdivisions], n.d. (1 volume);
Subdivision Ordinance Jefferson County, 1981 (1 volume);
Zoning & Subdivision Ordinances, 2003 (1 binder).
Records at the Jefferson County Community Development Department Office:
Jeff Co Ordinances [Jefferson County Ordinances-includes comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and subdivision ordinance information], 1977-present (7 binders);
Planning Files [Land Use Action Case Files-includes subdivision, partition, zone change, conditional use, and related comprehensive plan amendment requests], 2002-present (34.5 cu.ft.).
Records at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Basement Archives:
Minor Partition [Plats], 1975-1983 (2 inches of aperture cards);
Planning Files [Land Use Action Case Files-includes subdivision, partition, zone change, conditional use, and related comprehensive plan amendment requests], 1978-2002 (52 cu.ft.);
Rajneesh Records [Land Use], 1980-1985 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Subdivision Records [Case Files], 1972-1986 (1.25 cu.ft.).
Records at the Jefferson County Public Works Department Office, Vault:
Assessor's City Plat Book [shows subdivisions], ca.1920 (1 volume);
Cemetery Plats [hanging], ca.1923-present (ca.50 plats);
County Judges [Jefferson County Planning Commission-Subdivision Ordinance], 1962 (.05 cu.ft.);
County Surveyor Index [includes surveys, subdivisions, partitions, and commissioners journal references], ca.1899-present (1 binder);
[Index to Plat-Subdivision], n.d.-1995 (1 reel of microfilm);
Minor Partition [Plats], 1974-1983 (2 inches of aperture cards);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Survey Reference Maps and Plans-includes city, vicinity, road, bridge, road survey, subdivision, flood plain, school district], ca.1929-present (ca.175 maps and drawings);
[Partition Plats], 1990-1995 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Subdivision Plats], 1899-1995 (1 reel of microfilm);
Subdivisions [Plats], ca.1899-present (5 cu.ft.);
Sub Plats [Subdivision-hanging], 1899-2008 (ca.750 plats).
Records at the Jefferson County Historical Society Museum:
[Town Plat Book-large format], n.d. (1 volume).
Records at the Jefferson County Web Site:
Madras Area Subdivision Map, n.d.-present (Internet).