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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Morrow County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1932-[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.

Beginning in 1885 orders, ordinances, and resolutions were recorded in the Commissioners Journal and the Court Minutes (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[County Court Orders and Resolutions-includes contracts and agreements], 1988-2005 (1 inch of microfiche);
[County Court Orders-with gaps], 1932-1977 (.70 cu.ft.);
County Court Resolutions, Orders, Etc. [includes ordinances, petitions, easements, rights-of-way, and deeds], 1981-present (5.50 cu.ft.);
Morrow County Code [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance amendments-with index], ca.1986-n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Morrow County Code [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance amendments-with index], ca.1986-n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the North Morrow County Courthouse Annex, Planning Department Office:
Morrow County Code [includes amendments to comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances], 1986-present (1 volume);
Morrow County Planning Department Current and Past Subdivision Ordinances, 2005-present (1 binder);
Morrow County Planning Department Current and Past Zoning Ordinances, 2008-present (1 binder);
Morrow County Planning Department Past Zoning Ordinances, 2001-2008 (2 binders);
Morrow County Planning Department [Subdivision Ordinance], 1980 (1 volume);
Morrow County Planning Department Subdivision Ordinance, 2001 (1 volume);
Morrow County Planning Department Zoning Ordinance, 2001 (1 volume);
Morrow County [Subdivision Ordinance], 1985 (1 volume);
Morrow County Subdivision Ordinance [orange cover], 1973 (1 volume);
Morrow County Zoning Ordinance, 1986 (1 binder);
Ordinance Amendments [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 1980-2001 (1 binder);
Original County Ordinances [includes zoning and subdivision ordinances], 1980 (1 binder);
Subdivision Ordinance Draft, 1966 (1 volume);
Zone Changes Text & Ordinance Amend. Resolutions [includes subdivision ordinance and comprehensive plan information-title varies], ca.1973-present (7 cu.ft.);
Zoning Ordinance Subdivision Ordinance, n.d.-present (1 binder).

Records at the Morrow County Web Site:
Planning Department Documents [includes zoning and subdivision ordinances], n.d.-present (Internet).

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