Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Josephine County Records Inventory
Series documents the development and implementation of codes and policies relating to the zoning of county lands and to illustrate and locate the various zoned areas within the county. Records include uniform zone codes and ordinances depicting various zoned lands in the county. Information in codes and ordinances includes definition, code/ordinance numbers, purposes, uses, conditions for use, and changes made to codes/ordinances. Maps include area and/or zone descriptions, dates created, scales, and commissioners' signatures. Areas are typically zoned for residential, industrial, commercial, flood plain, agricultural, timber, public and government, and mineral extraction uses.
Records at the Josephine County Planning Office:
Codes [Zoning Ordinances-includes land development], 1958-1994 (9 binders);
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.);
RLDC [Rural Land Development Code-includes zoning information], 2001 (1 binder);
[Zoning Maps-includes flood plains, soils, etc.-on assessor's map base-hanging], 1973-present (38 volumes);
[Zoning Maps-on assessor's map base-hanging], ca.1965 (ca.250 maps);
[Zoning Wall Map-shows Grants Pass/Merlin area-framed], 1971 (1 map).
Records at the Josephine County Planning Office Booth Street Storage Unit:
[Miscellaneous Planning Maps-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, subdivision, vicinity, and related maps-rolled], ca.1971-present (ca.200 maps).
Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Parkdale Zoning District [Records-includes minutes and regulations], 1956-1957 (.10 cu.ft.);
Zone Clearance Permits, n.d.-ca.1978 (6 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Josephine County Web Site:
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).