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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Polk County Records Inventory

Zoning Records

1958-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and implementation of codes and policies relating to the zoning of county lands and to illustrate and locate the various zoned areas within the county. Records include uniform zone codes and ordinances depicting various zoned lands in the county. Information in codes and ordinances includes definition, code/ordinance numbers, purposes, uses, conditions for use, and changes made to codes/ordinances. Maps include area and/or zone descriptions, dates created, scales, and commissioners' signatures. Areas are typically zoned for residential, industrial, commercial, flood plain, agricultural, timber, public and government, and mineral extraction uses.

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);
Legislative Amendments [Zoning Ordinance], 1982-2008 (12.50 cu.ft.);
Zoning Maps [paper], ca.1978-ca.1990 (11 volumes).

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Community Development Department Office, Conference Room:
Polk County Measure 37 Zoning Ordinances, 1958-1997 (1 binder);
[Polk County Zoning Ordinance], 1961-1970 (1 binder); 1989 (1 binder);
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/Community Development Office Hallway:
Ord. No. [Planning and Zoning Ordinance], 1961 (.05 cu.ft.); 1966 (.05 cu.ft.);
Original Zone Ord. [Zoning Ordinance-Proposed], ca.1961 (.10 cu.ft.);
Polk County Zoning & Subdivision Ordinances Codes, ca.1967 (1 volume);
Polk County Zoning Ordinance, 1982 (1 volume);
Township [Zoning Maps by Township and Range-mylar], n.d. (ca.200 maps);
Uniform Zone Code for Marion County Oregon Polk County Oregon, 1970-1976 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Zoning Maps-flat in cabinet], 1961-1978 (ca.3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, County Commissioners' Office:
Enabling Ordinances [Zoning], 1970-1979 (1 volume);
Polk County Zoning Ordinance, 2000 (1 binder).

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.);
Zoning Maps [in large box], n.d. (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Polk County Web Site:
Measure 37 Zoning Ordinance Search [Chain of Title Research Database], n.d. (Internet);
Polk County Code of Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, subdivision and partition, and zoning ordinance information], ca. 1978-present (Internet);
Polk County Maps [includes cities, community boundaries, flood plains, elevation, fire district, roads, school district, zoning, comprehensive plan, county bridges, and emergency snow routes-PDF], n.d.-present (Internet);
Polk County Web Map [Interactive Maps with Overlays-includes basemap, tax lot, fire district, flood, school district, soils, and zoning information], n.d.-present (Internet);
Polk County Zoning Ordinance, ca.1978-present (Internet).

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