Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Polk County Records Inventory
County Comprehensive Plans
Series documents the development and revision of a plan for the use of lands within the county. Series includes plans for transportation, energy, housing, population and economics, public facilities and services, urbanization, natural resources, greenways, recreation, agricultural and forest lands, land capability, resource quality, floodplains, landmarks, historic property, rural community center designation, and natural areas. Each plan includes background information about the subject; supporting documentation such as maps, charts, and diagrams; and a narrative description of each aspect of the plan and how it is to be implemented. Series may also include an overall "comprehensive plan" which contains both historical and current looks at county land practices and defines goals and policies adhered to during the creation and implementation of the plan.
Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Community Development Department Office:
Comp Plan [A Preliminary Comprehensive Plan], 1964 (1 binder);
Comprehensive Plan Background Report, 1978-ca.1985 (.50 cu.ft.);
Correction Copy Comprehensive Plan, 1974 (1 volume);
Final Review Order [Comprehensive Plan], vol. 1-2, 1989 (2 volumes);
[Periodic Review Records], ca.1979-present (ca.8 cu.ft.);
Plan Amendments [Comprehensive], 1978-present (6.50 cu.ft.);
Polk County Comprehensive Plan, 1978 (1 binder); 1979 (1 volume); 1981 (1 volume).
Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Community Development Department Office, Counter Area:
[Comprehensive Plan-Current Copy], 2001-present (1 binder).
Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Community Development Department Office, Conference Room:
Polk Plan [Comprehensive Plan Revision Records], 1979 (1 binder).
Records at the Polk County Courthouse, County Clerk's Office, Antique Black Credenza:
[County Comprehensive Plan Polk County], 1974 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Comprehensive Plan Maps], ca.1977-ca.1978 (ca.20 maps);
[Polk County Comprehensive Plan], 1978 (1 binder);
[Salem Area Urban Growth Boundary Signed Maps], 1974 (1 volume);
[Salem Urban Area Comprehensive-Appendix to Polk County Comprehensive Plan], 1978 (1 volume).
Records at the Polk County Courthouse, County Commissioners' Office:
Polk County Comp. Plan [Comprehensive], 2001 (1 binder).
Records at the Polk County Web Site:
Polk County Code of Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, subdivision and partition, and zoning ordinance information], ca.1978-present (Internet);
Polk County Comprehensive Plan, 1978-present (Internet).