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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

County Comprehensive Plans

1960-[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.

Linn County's first comprehensive plan was written in 1972. Due to a significant number of amendments to the original plan, a new plan was written and adopted by the county commissioners in 1980. Since 1980, changes to the plan are done by amendment.

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Linn County Code [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division information], vol. 1-3, ca.2004-present (3 binders).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's South Basement Records Storage Room:
Comprehensive Plan [Development and Amendment Records], 1979-1999 (8 cu.ft.).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Moveable Shelving Room:
[Planning Files-includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance amendments], 2000-present (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Planning and Building Department Office:
[Comprehensive Plan Amendments], 1980-2000 (14 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Planning and Building Department Office, Library:
Background Information for 1980 Linn County Comprehensive Plan, n.d.-1980 (1 volume);
[Comprehensive Plan Background and Historical Records-includes reports, exception documents, newspaper clippings, and related records], ca.1979-present (2 cu.ft.);
Comprehensive Plan Linn County Oregon, 1972 (1 volume);
Open Spaces, Scenic & Historic Areas & Natural Resources Background Report 1980 Linn County Comprehensive Plan, n.d.-1980 (1 binder);
The Linn County Comprehensive Plan, 1980 (1 volume); 1980-1985 (1 volume); 1999 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Planning and Building Department Office, Map Cabinet:
Comprehensive Plan Background Report Maps, ca.1967-ca.1980 (ca.35 maps).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Planning and Building Department Office, Rolled Map Cabinets:
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Background and Historical Maps-includes flood hazard, riparian, wildlife, wetlands, and other topics], ca.1960-present (ca.300 maps).

Records at the Linn County Historical Museum:
Comprehensive Plan, Zoning and Land Division Ordinances, 1980-1993 (1 binder).

Records at the Linn County Web Site:
Linn County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code [includes land division and zoning information-PDF documents], ca.1980-present (Internet);
Linn County Code [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division information], vol. 1-3, ca.1981-present (Internet).

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