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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Klamath County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1882-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Commissioners Journal, 1965-2003 (88 reels of microfilm);
Commissioners Register, vol. 1, 1911-1927 (1 volume);
County Commissioners Journal [title varies], vol. 1-37, 1882-1965 (37 volumes);
[Index to Commissioners Proceedings], 1913-1933 (1 volume);
Index to Commissioners Proceedings, vol. 2, 1933-1945 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1945-1965 (1 volume);
Index to Commissioners Records, vol. 1-2, 1882-1912 (2 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room, Side Room:
[County Court Administrative Records-includes orders, county official semi-annual reports, contracts, letters, and related records], ca.1880-ca.1939 (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office Public Research Room:
Commissioners Journal [Index to Commissioners Proceedings], 1975-1982 (1 volume); 1990-2000 (2 volumes);
Index to Commissioners Journal, 1982-1989 (1 volume);
Index to Commissioners Proceedings, vol. 4, 1965-1975 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room 8:
CJ [Commissioners Journals-Administrative Documents-includes orders, ordinances, resolutions, minutes, and related records], 1965-present (162 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Board of Commmissioners Agenda Minutes, 2010-present (Internet).

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