Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Wheeler County Records Inventory
County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions
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 1899 orders, ordinances, and resolutions were entered into the Commissioners Journal and the Commissioners Docket (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).
Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Planning Office:
Comprehensive Plan [with revisions to county comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision ordinances], 1992 (1 binder); 2003 (.10 cu.ft.);
Zoning Ordinance [includes comprehensive plan and subdivision and partition ordinance], 2001 (1 binder).
Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Ordinances [County-includes subdivision, partition, and zoning ordinances], 1968-present (1 binder);
Resolutions [County Court], 1974-present (5 binders).
Records at the Wheeler County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit:
Planning Old [Planning Department Records-includes subdivision and partition ordinance], 1974 (.05 cu.ft.); 1986 (.05 cu.ft.);
Planning Old [Planning Department Records-includes zoning ordinance], 1970 (.05 cu.ft.).