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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Washington County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1876-[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.

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Recording Division Office Area:
Board of Commissioners Index [indexes minute orders, resolutions, orders, and contracts-title varies], 1965-2011 (15 binders);
Minute Orders [Board of Commissioners], no. 67.1-98.544, 1967-1998 (101 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Exhibits to A Engrossed Ordinance #220-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (2 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinance #265 Flood Plain Maps-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinances-Ord. #280-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982-1983 (4 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinances-Ord. #294-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinances-Ord. #332-333-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (2 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinances-Oversize Exhibits Ord. #47, 148, 218, 219, 242, 263, 265-includes zoning map amendments and comprehensive framework plan information], ca.1967-1983 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinances-Oversize Exhibits Ord. #265-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], ca.1982 (3 reels of microfilm);
Ordinances [County], no. 1-534, 1963-1998 (10 reels of microfilm);
Ordinances [Prior to Enactment Ordinance 45-294-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1967-1985 (9 reels of microfilm);
R/O [Resolutions & Orders], 1965-1998 (49 reels of microfilm);
R/O [Resolutions & Orders-Commissioners Orders], 1920-1922 (1 reel of microfilm);
R/O [Resolutions & Orders-Index], 1965-1985 (4 reels of microfilm);
Washington County Code, vol. 1, n.d.-present (1 binder).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 300, Commissioners Office:
BCC Meeting Folders [Board of County Commissioners-includes minute orders], 2013-present (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office:
Tapes & CDs [Land Use Resolutions and Orders-includes zoning], 1979-1984 (1 reel of microfilm);
Tapes & CDs [Ordinance Exhibits-includes zoning-title varies], 1983-1996 (20 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office, Library:
Land Use Ordinance Exhibit Book [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 2003-2006 (35 volumes);
Land Use Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 1963-2010 (1 binder);
Ordinances [Land Use-includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], ca.1980-ca.1985 (21 binders);
Resource Document/CFP [Comprehensive Framework Plan Historical Documents-includes goals, ordinances, resource documents, and related records], ca.1973-ca.1993 (3 cu.ft.);
Washington County Code Update Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 1991-1992 (19 binders);
Washington County Comp. Plan [Comprehensive-Community Development Code], vol. IV, 2006 (1 binder);
Washington County Land Use Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information-title varies], no. 91-698, ca.1971-2008 (19 binders).

Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Vault:
County Road [Record-includes commissioners orders, resolutions, and surveyor reports], no. 2037-3264, 1967-2009 (11 volumes);
Record of County Roads [includes commissioners orders, resolutions, surveyor reports, plats, viewers reports, and related information-no. 6 to 2036-title varies], vol. 2-9, 1876-1967 (8 volumes).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Microfilm Storage:
BOC Ordinances/Resolutions [Board of Commissioners], 1917-1950 (1 reel of microfilm); ca.1963-ca.1996 (ca.30 reels of microfilm);
Minute Orders BOC [Board of Commissioners], 1967-2008 (130 reels of microfilm);
Resolutions & Orders BOC [Board of Commissioners], 1965-1998 (48 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
Planning Commission Zoning Orders [actually Board of Commissioners], 1971-1977 (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Deed Book no. 445 [Zoning no. 6-Zoning Orders], 1978-1982 (1 volume);
Zoning [Resolutions and Orders-with index], vol. 1-5A, 5B, 1970-1978 (6 volumes).

Records at the Washington County Records Center:
Minute Orders BOC [Board of Commissioners], 2009-2013 (18 cu.ft.);
Resolutions & Orders BOC Scanned [Board of Commissioners], 1999 (1 cu.ft.); 2005-2013 (9 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Web Site:
Community Development Code [includes comprehensive plan, zoning and subdivision and partition information], n.d.-present (Internet);
County Code
[includes land division information], n.d.-present (Internet);
County Road Search Tool [Searchable Database-includes petitions, orders, resolutions, vacations, and related records], n.d.-present (Internet);
Land Use Ordinances [Washington County-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 2000-present (Internet);
Land Use Planning Projects [Washington County-includes ordinances and comprehensive plan and zoning information], ca.2012-present (Internet).

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