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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lane County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1860-[ongoing]

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 1852 orders, ordinances, and resolutions have also been recorded in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Board of Commissioners Office:
[Board Agenda Packets-includes minutes, orders, resolutions, exhibits, and related records-title varies], 2007-present (ca.30 cu.ft.);
Board Orders [County Commissioners], 2009-present (48 binders);
Land Use Ordinances, 1980-2009 (42 binders);
Ordinances, 1991-2011 (41 binders).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Office:
[Index to Commissioners Journals-indexes orders, ordinances, resolutions, and other actions], 1982-1986 (1 volume);
Orders [County Commissioners], 1963-1969 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Records Storage Room 134a:
Ordinance [includes zoning and subdivision ordinances and related planning commission minutes and records], 1950-1974 (13 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Map Room:
Planning Actions [Alphabetical Card Index to Misc. Planning Ordinances Records], 1969-1980 (1.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Office:
Plan Amendment/Zone Change Files [Rural Comprehensive Plan], 2006-present (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Archive Room 72:
[Road Case Files-includes petitions, road survey field notes, viewers reports, resolutions, orders, vacations, and related records-with index], ca.1860-ca.1972 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
[Board Orders-County Commissioners-various locations], 1968-1997 (ca.30 cu.ft.);
Historic Ordinance Amendments [includes zoning and land division ordinances-location: 20.122.35; 20.122.40], 1949-1978 (2 cu.ft.);
Ordinances [County-location: 5.47.32], 1980-1987 (1 cu.ft.);
[Sub-Area Comprehensive Plan Records-includes information about Lane County comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances-sub-areas include Veneta, Lower Coast Fork, etc.-various locations], ca.1975-ca.1985 (ca.14 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Web Site:
Orders, Ordinances, Discussions, & Minutes [County Commissioners], 1972-present (Internet);
Lane Code [County], ca.1972-present (Internet).

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