Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Wasco County Records Inventory
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 Wasco County Public Works Building, Planning Director's Office:
County LUDO [Land Use and Development Ordinance-includes zoning and subdivision information], 1956-present (8 cu.ft.).
Records at the Wasco County Public Works Building, Planning Office:
Wasco County Zoning History Index [refers to ordinances] 1919-1999 (1 binder);
Wasco County Zoning Ordinances, 1953-2006 (22 binders);
Zoning History [Records-includes copies of ordinances and resolutions], 1951-2000 (22 binders);
Zoning [Maps-The Dalles Region], 1956-1980 (25 maps).
Records at the Wasco County Public Works Building, Planning Office Counter:
[Miscellaneous Zoning Maps-wall and counter], 2001-2009 (ca.15 maps);
Old Tax Lot and Zoning Maps, ca.1969-ca.2003 (16 volumes).
Records at the Wasco County Public Works Building, Planning Office Second Floor Storage
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes zoning, vicinity, city, address, hazard area, soils, drainage basin, etc.], ca.1967-present (ca.200 maps);
Old Zone Changes [Case Files], 1971-1984 (2 cu.ft.);
Zone Change [Case Files], 1985-present (3.50 cu.ft.).
Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Assessment and Tax Department Office:
The Dalles Zoning Map [Wall], 1998 (1 map).
Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Miscellaneous Maps-includes vicinity, city, partition, district, comprehensive plan, zoning, and highway-rolled], ca.1931-ca.1995 (ca.40 maps).
Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Basement County Archives:
Minutes Wasco County Zoning Board [Adjustments], 1956-1973 (1 volume);
Planning Commission Board of Adjustment Minutes [Zoning], 1973-1980 (1 binder); 1982-1990 (1 binder);
Various Board Meeting Minutes [Land Use and Development Ordinance-includes zoning and subdivision information], 1985 (.10 cu.ft.);
Wasco County Board of Adjustment Minutes [Zoning], 1980-1982 (1 binder);
[Zoning Maps-rolled], 1969-1984 (ca.25 maps).
Records at the Wasco County Web Site:
Wasco County Land Use and Development Ordinance [includes zoning and subdivision information], 1985-present (Internet);
[Zoning Maps-includes National Scenic Area, Wamic, Tygh Valley, and Pine Grove-click on "Zoning and Ordinances" tab at top of page], n.d.-present (Internet).