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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1862-[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 Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Vault:
Board of Commissioners [Proceedings-includes minutes, orders, resolutions, county officials reports and other records], 1944-1984 (25 cu.ft.);
Cities [Board of Commissioners Case Files-includes some county commissioners orders, resolutions, and other records related to cities], ca.1949-ca.1990 (7.50 cu.ft.);
Commissioners Court Petitions, Reports, Orders, Etc. [Proceedings-includes resolutions, county officials reports, road petitions, a small number of coroner's inquest records, and other records], 1897-1944 (14 cu.ft.);
Commissioners Proceedings [includes minutes, orders, resolutions, proclamations, county officials reports, etc.-title varies], 1975-present (34 cu.ft.);
Index to Ordinances [includes zoning and subdivision ordinances], 1957-2000 (1 volume);
Ord [County Ordinances-includes zoning ordinances], no. 1-1325, 1957-present (8 cu.ft.);
Planning & Zoning [Case Files-includes resolutions and other records related to comprehensive plan amendments, zone changes, subdivisions, partitions, and other subjects], no. 2600PZ-5554PZ, 1978-present (33 cu.ft.);
Register Planning and Zoning [includes references to resolutions related to zone changes, comprehensive plan amendments, subdivisions, partitions, and other subjects], vol. 1, 1958-1984 (1 volume).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Clerk's Office, Room 2130, Public Research Room:
[Board of Commissioners Ordinances-includes zoning ordinances], no. 1-1106, 1957-1999 (6 reels of microfilm);
Public Record [includes commissioners proceedings and other records-proceedings include minutes, orders, resolutions, proclamations, county officials reports, etc.], 1971-1990 (82 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Building, Planning Division Office:
Rural Zoning Ordinance [counter copy], 1959-present (1 binder);
Urban Zone Code [counter copy], 1991-present (1 binder).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Building, Planning Division Office, Pudding Conference Room:
Marion County Subdivision Ordinance, 1974 (1 binder);
Marion County Urban Zoning Ordinance, 1990-2002 (1 volume);
Marion County Zone Code, 1970 (1 binder);
[Marion County Zoning Ordinance], 1960 (1 binder); 1970 (1 binder);
Marion County Zoning Ordinance, 1982 (1 binder);
Marion County Zoning Ordinance [Codified], 2009 (1 binder);
Marion County Zoning Ordinance No. 24 [Amended-title varies], 1958-1969 (2 binders);
Ord # 24 [Marion County Zoning Ordinance], 1960-1961 (.15 cu.ft.);
Rural Code as of 1987 [Marion County Zoning Code], ca.1987-ca.2000 (1 binder);
Subdivision & Partitioning Ordinance, 1962-1995 (1 binder);
Urban Zoning Ordinance, n.d.-2004 (1 binder);
Zone Code [Marion County], 1975 (1 binder); 1976 (1 binder); 1977 (2 binders).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Surveyor's Vault:
Road Proceedings [includes petitions, orders, resolutions and related records], 1862-1880 (2 cu.ft.);
Road Proceedings [includes petitions, orders, resolutions, vacations, and related records], no. 1-2059, 1881-ca.2003 (41 cu.ft.).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Second Floor Copy Center Room:
[Road Files-Traffic Control and Engineering Case Files-includes maps, plans, reports, correspondence, commissioners orders and resolutions, and related records], ca.1960-present (80 cu.ft.).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
Commissioners Proceedings [includes county officials reports, orders, resolutions, road petitions, old age pension fund claims, and other records-accession no. 95.016.016], ca.1921-ca.1936 (1 cu.ft.);
Ordinances [County-includes zoning ordinances- no. 1 to 319-copies], vol. 1-2, 1957-1971 (2 volumes).

Records at the Marion County Web Site:
Marion County Code, n.d.-present (Internet);
Marion County Rural Zone Code, n.d.-present (Internet);
Marion County Urban Zone Code, n.d.-present (Internet).

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