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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Malheur County Records Inventory

Land Subdivision Records

1887-[ongoing]

Series documents the subdividing and partitioning of land within the county. Records include survey notes, correspondence, photographs, satisfaction of agreements, maps of subdivided and partitioned land, and contracts and permits. Information includes subdivision names; lot, street, and alley dimensions; and township, range, and section numbers of land to be subdivided or partitioned.

A small number of subdivision plats dating back to 1868 were filed in the Deeds and Indexes and the Commissioners Administrative Journals record series. An electronic index for subdivision and partition plats beginning in circa 1887 and imaged documents beginning in 1999 are available on computers in the clerk's office.

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Partition Plats & Subdivisions [Index], ca.1887-2007 (1 binder of computer printouts);
Partition Plats [Index], 1988-present (1 binder);
Planning & Zoning [Subdivision and Partitioning Ordinance], 1983 (1 volume);
Plat Cabinet A [Subdivision Plats], 1887-present (ca.300 plats);
Plat Cabinet B [Partition Plats], 1988-present (ca.300 plats).

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.);
[Planning Department Land Use Action Case Files includes subdivision, partition, zone change, conditional use, and other information], ca.1995-present (15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Planning Department Basement Storage Area:
Dept. Files [Planning Department Land Use Action Case Files includes subdivision, partition, zone change, conditional use, and other information], ca.1979-1995 (14 cu.ft.).

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office:
Surveys B [Original Filed Plats-includes subdivision and partition plats], ca.1887-present (1389 plats).

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

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