Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lake County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions


Series documents orders, ordinances, and resolutions passed by the board of county commissioners and the county court regulating and establishing guidelines for specific activities within the county. Information includes activity covered by order, ordinance, or resolution; administrative action number; who introduced; findings of fact; conclusions; recommendations; date heard; and hearings officer name and signature. Activities include noise abatement, nuisances, zoning, animal control, solid waste management, land division regulations, elections, comprehensive plan, and road and bridge use limits.

Since 1875 orders, ordinances, and resolutions have been filed in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
[Ordinances-includes subdivision, partition, zoning, and comprehensive plan changes], 1961-present (2 volumes).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement North Storage Room:
Commissioners Records [includes attachments and exhibits as well as orders and resolutions-title varies], 1933-1994 (30 cu.ft.);
Orders Old Resos [County Commission Orders and Resolutions], 1946-1948 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Planning and Building Department Office:
Lake County Comprehensive Plan [includes amendments and zoning and land development ordinances], 1980-1989 (1 binder);
[Lake County Land Development Ordinance-includes subdivision information], 1980-present (1 binder);
[Lake County Zoning Ordinance], 1980-present (1 binder).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Planning and Building Department Basement Storage Room:
Comp. Land Use Files and Periodic Review Files [Comprehensive Plan-includes 1980-1989 zoning ordinance], ca.1979-ca.1990 (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lake County Web Site:
Lake County Land Development Ordinance [includes subdivision information], 1980-present (Internet);
Lake County Zoning Ordinance [includes table of contents, full ordinance, and index], 1980-present (Internet).


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