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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Josephine County Records Inventory

County Comprehensive Plans

1958-[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.

Records at the Josephine County Planning Office:
[Comprehensive Plan Development and Reference Library Records-relating to statewide goals-in binders], ca.1980-present (6 cu.ft.);
Comprehensive Plan [Josephine County], 1981 (1 volume);
C.P. Maps [Comprehensive Plan], 1981 (.15 cu.ft.);
Ord [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinances], 1981-present (9 binders);
[Property Files-Legal Land Use Action Case Files-includes information related to the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinances, subdivisions, partitions, and other planning actions-also includes planning commission minutes-by tax lot number-in boxes], ca.1958-2004 (185 cu.ft.);
[Property Files-Legal Land Use Action Case Files-includes information related to the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinances, subdivisions, partitions, and other planning actions-also includes planning commission minutes-by tax lot number-in cabinets], 2005-present (160 cu.ft.).

Records at the Josephine County Planning Office Booth Street Storage Unit:
History & Original Comp Plan Documents [Comprehensive Plan Acknowledgement Records], ca.1981-ca.1985 (1 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Planning Maps-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, subdivision, vicinity, and related maps-rolled], ca.1971-present (ca.200 maps).

Records at the Josephine County Public Works Department Engineering Office, Library:
Comprehensive Plan [Josephine County], 1981 (1 volume).

Records at the Josephine County Historical Society Barn, Records Storage Room:
Miscellaneous Items [Josephine County Comprehensive Plan], 1976 (1 volume).

Records at the Josephine County Web Site:
Comprehensive Plan [PDF-includes historical documents], ca.1979-present (Internet);
LION [Land Information ONline-Geographic Information Systems Mapping Resource-includes information related to aerial photographs, comprehensive plan, zoning, land divisions, tax lots, assessment data, boundaries, roads, topography, and other subjects], n.d.-present (Internet);
Rural Land Development Code [includes historical documents related to the urban growth boundary and subdivisions-PDF], 1958-present (Internet).

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