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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). Most of the records located in the clerk's vault are available as digital images in a searchable database at the clerk's office.

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
County Court Documents [includes orders, ordinances, and resolutions], ca.1977-present (7 cu.ft.);
[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.).

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:
Comprehensive Plan Amendments [Records-includes zoning ordinance and map information], 1989-present (8 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Zoning-Related Ordinance Files-includes airport hazard, noise, nuisance, weed control, surface mining, and utilities], ca.1982-present (.40 cu.ft.);
Morrow County Code [includes amendments to comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances], 1986-n.d. (1 volume);
Morrow County Planning Department Current and Past Subdivision Ordinances, 2005-present (1 binder);
Morrow County Planning Department Current and Past Zoning Ordinances, 2005-present (1 binder);
Morrow County Subdivision Ordinance, 2000 (1 binder);
Morrow County Zoning Ordinance, 1986 (1 binder);
Subdivision Ordinance [Morrow County], 1973 (1 volume); 1977 (1 volume); 1980 (1 volume);
Zoning Ordinance [Morrow County], 1972 (.10 cu.ft.);
Zoning Ordinance [Morrow County-includes drafts], 1980 (1 binder).

Records at the North Morrow County Courthouse Annex, Planning Department Office Counter:
Zoning Ordinance Subdivision Ordinance, 1980-present (1 binder).

Records at the Morrow County Web Site:
County Ordinances [includes rural addressing, code enforcement, and solid waste], n.d.-present (Internet);
Subdivision Ordinance [PDF], 2012-present (Internet);
Zoning Ordinances, ca.2001-present (Internet).

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