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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Polk County Records Inventory

Land Subdivision Records

1853-[ongoing]

Series documents the subdividing and partitioning of land within the county. Records include survey notes, correspondence, photographs, satisfaction of agreements, maps of subdivided and partitioned land, and contracts and permits. Information includes subdivision names; lot, street, and alley dimensions; and township, range, and section numbers of land to be subdivided or partitioned.

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Community Development Department Office:
[Community Development Department Case File Rolodex Index-alphabetical-indexes various records documenting zone changes, subdivisions, partitions, conditional uses, lot line adjustments, and related actions], ca.1973-2000 (.40 cu.ft.);
[Community Development Department Case File Rolodex Index-by township and range-indexes various records documenting zone changes, subdivisions, partitions, conditional uses, lot line adjustments, and related actions], ca.1973-2000 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Community Development Department Case Files-includes various records documenting zone changes, subdivisions, partitions, conditional uses, lot line adjustments, and related actions-by township and range], ca.1978-2000 (ca.60 cu.ft.);
[Community Development Department Case Files-includes various records documenting zone changes, subdivisions, partitions, conditional uses, lot line adjustments, and related actions], ca.1967-ca.1977 (16 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Assessor/Community Development Office Hallway:
Polk County Zoning & Subdivision Ordinances Codes, ca.1967 (1 volume);
Subdivision and Partition Ordinance, 1974 (1 volume).

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Community Development Department Office, Conference Room:
Zoning Code w/ Sub & Partition and Comp Plan [includes subdivision and partition ordinance and comprehensive plan], 1970-1978 (1 binder).

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
Subdivision Index Partition Plats [includes Donation Land Claim index], ca.1853-2007 (1 binder).

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, County Clerk's Office:
Index to Town Plats [Subdivision-includes partitions and condominiums], ca.1890-2004 (1 volume).

Records at the Polk County Public Works Department Building, Surveyor's Office:
[Filed County Survey Plats-includes partition plats from 1990 to present], no. 1000-5999, 11000-15,694, 1947-present (ca.11000 plats);
Subdivisions [Plats-includes copies from deeds and miscellaneous records], vol. 1-14, ca.1856-present (ca.700 plats).

Records at the Polk County Public Works Department Building, Surveyor's Records Storage Room 4:
[Subdivision Plats-Clerk's Record Copy-hanging], vol. 1-6, ca.1890-1973 (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Polk County Public Works Department Complex, Building 12, South Loft:
[Community Development Department Case Files-includes various records documenting zone changes, subdivisions, partitions, conditional uses, lot line adjustments, and related actions-by township and range], ca.1978-present (ca.180 cu.ft.).

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);
Survey Search [Survey Plats-searchable by number, type, township, and date-includes corner restorations, subdivisions, partitions, survey notes, road strip maps, and related records], 1858-present (Internet).

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