Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Polk County Records Inventory
County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions
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 Polk County Courthouse, County Commissioners' Office:
Index BCC Orders, Ordinances & Resolutions [Board of County Commissioners], 1962-1983 (1 binder);
Orders, 1983-1985 (3 binders);
[Orders, Ordinances, & Resolutions Register-includes references to contracts and other documents], 1958-1986 (3 binders);
Orders Ordinances Resolutions, 1986-present (20 binders);
Polk County Code of Ordinances, 1989-2005 (1 binder);
Resolutions & Ordinances, 1983-1985 (1 binder).
Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Community Development Department Office:
Planning Old Ordinances [includes zoning], ca.1970-ca.1980 (1 cu.ft.);
Polk County Zoning Ordinance, 1979 (1 volume);
Subdivision and Partition Ordinance, 1974 (1 volume).
Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Community Development Department Office, Counter Area:
Zoning Ordinance [Current Copy], 2003-present (1 binder).
Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Community Development Department Office, Conference Room:
[Polk County Zoning Ordinance], 1989 (1 binder);
Polk County Zoning Ordinance Prior to 12/6/89, ca.1988 (1 volume);
Polk Co. Zoning & Subdivision Codes [Eola Hills], ca.1967 (1 volume).
Records at the Polk County Courthouse, County Clerk's Office:
Resolutions and Ordinances [Register to Resolutions and Ordinances in Commissioners Journals], ca.1950-1993 (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 Zoning Ordinance, ca.1978-present (Internet).