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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wallowa County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1877-[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.

Beginning in 1887 orders, ordinances, and resolutions were included in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Commissioners Records-includes minutes, agendas, exhibits, orders, and attachments], 1959-present (18 cu.ft.);
County Contracts and Ordinances [with index], vol. 1, 1977-1988 (1 volume);
[In the Matter of the Joseph to Imnaha Secondary Highway-Records-includes agreements, reports, resolutions, and related records], 1931-1934 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Land Development Ordinance-includes subdivision and partition], 1995 (3 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Land Use Copies [Order Land Use-establishing zones], 1971 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Road Case Files-includes petitions, surveys, field notes, vacations, resolutions, orders, and reports], ca.1877-present (7 cu.ft.);
Road Index [includes abstract information about petitions, orders, viewers' reports, and other records in road case files], no. 1-4620, ca. 1887-ca.1910 (2 binders);
Special Road Districts [Records-includes notices, contracts, resolutions, petitions, and related records], ca.1926-ca.1941 (.35 cu.ft.).
Wallowa County Land Development Ordinance 1993 Major Amendments [includes subdivision and partition], 1993 (1 volume);
Wallowa County Land Development Ordinance [includes subdivision and partition], 1995 (1 volume);
Wallowa County Oregon Subdivision Ordinance of 1977, 1977 (1 volume);
Wallowa County Oregon Zoning Ordinance of 1977, 1977 (1 volume);
Wallowa County Zoning Articles [Land Development Ordinance-includes subdivision and partition], 1987 (1 volume);
Wallowa County Zoning Ordinance, 1971 (1 volume);
Wallowa County's Land Development Ordinances [includes subdivision and partition], 1998 (1 volume).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Roads by Name [Case Files-includes orders, resolutions, vacations, and petitions], ca.1908-ca.1969 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Governing Body (Commissioners') Office Vault:
[County Court Administrative Case Files-includes orders and resolutions], 1936-1941 (.35 cu.ft.);
County Court Orders, 1937-1959 (1.10 cu.ft.);
Court Proceedings [County Administrative-includes orders], 1958-1963 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Governing Body (Commissioners') Office:
Orders [Commissioners], 1998-present (6 binders).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Wallowa County Land Use Plan and Ordinance Articles for 1987 [includes zoning and land division information], 1987 (1 binder);
Wallowa County Land Use Plan and Ordinance Articles for 1995 [includes zoning and land division information], 1995 (1 binder);
Zoning Subdivision Ordinance [Wallowa County Zoning Ordinance of 1971], 1971 (1 binder).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Planning Department Office Vault:
1980 Update Material [Zoning Ordinance], ca.1980-1989 (.60 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Attic, Main Records Storage Room:
Research/Survey Reports [Box 5-includes subdivision and zoning ordinances], 1977 (2 volumes).

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