Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Malheur 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.

Before 1990 the orders, ordinances, and resolutions were part of the Commissioners Journal (County Commmissioners Administrative Journals). Since circa 1990 they have been included in the Clerk's Permanent Microfilm (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). An electronic index and imaged documents for the Clerk's Permanent Microfilm beginning in 2000 are available on computers in the clerk's office.

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Malheur County Zoning Ordinance, 1994 (1 volume);
[Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions], 1990-1991 (.10 cu.ft.); 1998-present (1.25 cu.ft.);
Planning & Zoning [Subdivision and Partitioning Ordinance], 1983 (1 volume);
Planning & Zoning [Zoning Ordinances], 1970-1978 (.20 cu.ft.); 1983 (1 volume).

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Malheur County Code No. 11 [includes zoning, subdivision, and partition ordinances], 1965-1976 (1 binder);
Malheur County Code No. 13 [includes zoning, subdivision, and partition ordinances], 1965-1981 (1 binder).

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Malheur County Code [includes zoning, subdivision, and partition ordinances], 1965-present (1 binder);
[Ordinances-includes comprehensive plan amendment, zoning and subdivision], 1973-present (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Malheur County Web Site:
County Code [includes zoning and subdivision information], n.d.-present (Internet).


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