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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1854-[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.

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 Office, Public Area:
Zoning Ordinance, 1972 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Moveable Shelving Room:
[Board of Commissioners Signed Documents-includes orders, ordinances, and resolutions-title varies], vol. 230-347, 1996-2006 (38 cu.ft.); no. 2007.01-2009.741, 2007-present (17 cu.ft.);
[Planning Files-includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance amendments], 2000-present (1.75 cu.ft.);
Road Files [Case-includes petitions, orders, resolutions, reports, road survey maps, and related records], no. 869-989, 1986-present (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Hallway:
Index to County Court Proceedings [indexes Signed Documents-including orders, ordinances, and resolutions], vol. 1, ca.1910-1975 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's South Basement Records Storage Room:
Board of Commissioners [Signed Documents-includes orders, ordinances, and resolutions], 1910-1941 (5.75 cu.ft.);
Board of Commissioners [Signed Documents-includes orders, ordinances, and resolutions-title varies], vol. 26-229, 1941-1996 (53 cu.ft.);
Zone Amendments [Ordinance], 1977-1998 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Zoning Ordinance [actually Linn County Subdivision Ordinance], 1968 (1 volume); 1978 (1 volume);
Zoning Ordinance [Amendments], 1978-1999 (.30 cu.ft.);
Zoning Ordinance [Linn County-includes draft and interim versions], 1967-1969 (.10 cu.ft.);
Zoning Ordinance [Linn County Zoning Ordinance], 1972 (1 binder).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Planning and Building Department Office:
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes zone amendments and subdivision and partition case files], 2007-present (20 cu.ft.);
[Zone Amendments-Ordinance], 1969-2000 (9 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Planning and Building Department Office, Library:
Interim Zoning Ordinance, 1969-1970 (1 binder);
Land Development Code [includes subdivision and partition information], n.d.-1997 (1 binder); ca.1985-1998 (1 volume); ca.1985-1999 (1 volume);
Linn County Land Division Ordinance, 1980 (1 binder);
Linn County Zoning Ordinance, 1980 (1 volume);
Linn County Zoning Ordinance [includes orders, resolutions, and amendments], 1973-1980 (1 binder);
Linn County Zoning Ord [Ordinance], 1972-1977 (1 binder);
Linn County Zoning Ordinance [with index], 1969 (1 volume);
Ordinance Chronology [Records-includes zoning, land division, and other planning-related ordinances-photocopies], 1969-2004 (6 binders);
Orig 1980 Zoning Ord [Original Zoning Ordinance], 1980 (1 binder);
Subdivision Ord [Ordinance], 1978 (1 binder);
Zoning Ordinance, 1972-1997 (17 binders).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office:
CR [County Road Survey Case Files-includes maps, notes, petitions, orders, memoranda, and related records], no. 1-938, 1854-present (30 cu.ft.);
Road Record [includes road petition, survey, order, and road viewing report information], vol. 1-12, 1854-present (12 volumes).

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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