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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Multnomah County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1855-[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 Oregon State Archives:
County Commissioners Orders and Resolutions, 1924-1933 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Multnomah Building, Suite 600, Board Clerk's Office:
Ordinance Index, 1962-present (1 binder);
Ordinances [public research copy], no. 1187-1193, 2010-present (1 binder);
Ordinances [record copy], 2010-present (.20 cu.ft.);
Resolutions, Proclamations, Orders [record copy], 2011-present (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Multnomah Building, File Storage Room 626:
Board Orders Resolutions Proclamations [public research copy], 1988-present (69 binders);
Index Board Orders Resolutions Proclamations, 1988-2003 (1 binder);
Multnomah County Code Land Use [Draft], vol. II, 2000 (1 binder);
Multnomah County Code of Ordinances, ca.1998-2011 (1 binder);
[Multnomah County Ordinances-record copy], no. 1066-1173, 2005-2010 (1 cu.ft.);
Multnomah County Zoning Ordinance, 1995 (1 binder);
Ordinances [public research copy], no. 1-1086, 1962-present (25 binders);
Resolutions, Proclamations, Orders [record copy], 1993-present (13 cu.ft.).

Records at the Multnomah Building, Suite 175, Cartography Area:
Ordinances, vol. 1-4, 1927-1976 (4 reels of microfilm);
[Road Orders], 1937-1987 (3 reels of microfilm);
[Unnumbered Ordinances], 1937-1987 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Yeon Annex Building, Suite 116, Land Use Planning Office, Library Area:
Code of Ordinances [Multnomah County], vol. 1, 1963-1998 (1 binder);
Multnomah County Code, n.d.-2004 (1 binder);
Multnomah County Ordinances, no. 1-1086, vol. 1-17, 1963-present (17 binders);
Multnomah County Zoning Ordinance, 1978-1995 (5 binders);
Ordinance 100 [Zoning], ca.1972-ca.1978 (1 binder);
Zoning Ord. [Ordinance-includes interim], 1953-1955 (1 binder).

Records at the Yeon Building, Transportation Central Files Room 222:
[Road Proceedings Files-includes deeds, orders, resolutions, and related records], 1855-present (86 cu.ft.).

Records at the Yeon Building, Multnomah County Archives:
Courts Process Files [includes commissioners orders and resolutions], 1923-1966 (.75 cu.ft.);
Index for Board Orders, 1946-1975 (1 volume);
Land Use Codes & Ordinances, 1982 (2 cu.ft.);
Multnomah Co. Code & Revisions [Codified County Ordinances], 1970-1982 (.35 cu.ft.);
Orders Resolutions Proclamations, 1967-1987 (26 cu.ft.);
Ordinances [Multnomah County], 1982 (1 cu.ft.);
Supplement to Journal [Commissioners-includes zoning and other ordinances-title varies], 1941-1978 (73 volumes).

Records at the Yeon Building, Multnomah County Records Center:
Ordinances, no. 1-1065, 1962-2004 (8 cu.ft.);
Resolutions, Proclamations, Orders, 1964-1988 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Yeon Building, Multnomah County Records Center, Microfilm Cabinet:
[Orders, Resolutions, Proclamations & Indexes], 1988-1995 (4 reels of microfilm);
[Ordinances], 1967-1990 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Resolutions & Orders], 1982 (7 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Yeon Building, Room B3:
[Bridge Records-includes board orders, deeds, ordinances, and rights-of-way for Willamette River bridges and ramps], ca.1895-present (60 cu.ft.).

Records at the Yeon Building, Room B14:
Historic Zoning and Subdivision Codes One Sided Copies], ca.1953-ca.2003 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Multnomah County Central Library:
Code of Ordinances [Multnomah County], vol. 1, 1963-1998 (1 binder);
Multnomah County Code, 1978-1990 (1 volume);
Multnomah County Ordinance Index, 1967-2000 (1 binder);
Multnomah County Ordinances, 1967 (1 volume);
Multnomah County Ordinances, no. 810-959, 1995-2000 (4 binders);
Multnomah County Subdivision Regulations, 1955 (1 volume);
Multnomah County Zoning Ordinance, 1955 (1 volume); 1990 (1 volume); 1995 (1 volume).

Records at the Multnomah County Web Site:
Board Resolutions, Orders and Proclamations, 1978-present (Internet);
Historical Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances [use menu], 1953-2003 (Internet);
Multnomah County Code of Ordinances, 1963-present (Internet);
Multnomah County Ordinances, 1962-present (Internet);
Search Board Documents [Commissioners-includes minutes, orders, ordinances, resolutions, and proclamations], 1962-present (Internet).

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