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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill County Records Inventory

Land Subdivision Records

1855-[ongoing]

Series documents the subdividing and partitioning of land within the county. Records include survey notes, correspondence, photographs, satisfaction of agreements, maps of subdivided and partitioned land, and contracts and permits. Information includes subdivision names; lot, street, and alley dimensions; and township, range, and section numbers of land to be subdivided or partitioned.

Older subdivision plats were filed in the Deed Record (Deeds and Indexes).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office:
Partitions, 1990-present (16 inches of aperture cards);
Partitions [Plats-paper], ca.1974-ca.1989 (2.20 cu.ft.);
Subdivisions [Plats-alphabetical arrangement], ca.1905-present (18 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Plat Room:
Index to Town Plats, ca.1858-ca.1950 (1 volume);
Index to Town Plats, vol. 1, 1888-1990 (1 volume);
Land Use [Maps-includes drainage, subdivision and partitions, urban areas, forest, industrial, trends-rolled], ca.1945-1990 (2 cu.ft.);
Partitions [Plats-Clerk's Copy], 1990-present (ca.1200 plats);
Partitions [Plats-Surveyor's Copy], 1990-2001 (ca.600 plats);
Plats [Subdivision Plats-Surveyor's Copy-numerical arrangement], ca.1882-2001 (ca.1500 plats);
[Subdivision Plat Book-large format-very worn], 1909-1914 (1 volume);
[Subdivision Plats-Clerk's Copy-alphabetical arrangement], ca.1882-present (ca.1800 plats).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
[Subdivision Index], ca.1861-ca.1970 (1 volume).

Records at the Yamhill County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Office:
Cemetery [Plats], n.d. (.50 inch of aperture cards);
Current Partitions/Plats [Partitions], 2007-present (ca.200 plats);
Current Partitions/Plats [Subdivision], vol. 14, 2007-present (ca.62 plats);
Partition Plats, 1990-2008 (12 inches of aperture cards);
Subdivisions & Additions [Card Index-includes condominiums], ca.1888-n.d. (.05 cu.ft.);
Township Plats Subdivisions Additions, ca.1859-1998 (16 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Yamhill County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Office Vault:
[Partition Plats], 2003-2006 (ca.200 plats);
[Subdivision Plats], vol. 11-13, 1999-2006 (ca.250 plats).

Records at the Yamhill County Planning and Development Department Office:
Docket Book [documents land use actions including subdivisions, partitions, comprehensive plan amendments, zone changes, and other actions], 1994-2008 (15 binders);
Old Zoning and Land Use Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and subdivision ordinances], 1975-1980 (1 volume);
[Planning Dockets-documents land use actions including subdivisions, partitions, comprehensive plan amendments, zone changes, and other actions], 1966-1996 (7 reels of microfilm);
Subdivision [Case Files], ca.1966-ca.1999 (9 cu.ft.);
[Tax Lot Files-documents land use actions including subdivisions, partitions, comprehensive plan amendments, zone changes, and other actions], ca.1966-present (ca.400 cu.ft.);
[Yamhill County Land Division Ordinance], 1979 (1 volume).

Records at the Yamhill County Planning and Development Department Office Counter Area:
Land Division Ordinance [County], 1992-present (1 volume).

Records at the Yamhill County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
Plat Book [Subdivision-title varies], vol. 1-14, ca.1888-present (13 volumes).

Records at the Yamhill County Web Site:
Administrative Ordinances [includes zoning, subdivision, and other ordinances], 1959-present (Internet);
Land Division Ordinance, 1979-present (Internet);
Surveys, Subdivisions and Partitions in a Searchable Database [Plats], ca.1855-present (Internet).

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