Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Deschutes County Records Inventory
Maps, Plans, and Drawings
Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.
The Web-based Deschutes County Property Information application includes GIS map layers showing bus routes and stops, city limits, flood plain, service district, public lands, schools, soils, vegetation, voting precincts, wetlands, and other subjects. The searchable Deschutes County Survey Research Application includes assessor maps and railroad maps.
Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Permanent Archives:
Building Plans Public [includes cities, schools, county courthouse, and other public structures-rolled], ca.1917-present (ca.100 drawings).
Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Building, Second
Floor Planning Division Office:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes zoning, districts, comprehensive plan, flood plain, flood insurance, transportation, and topographical], ca.1957-present (ca.350 maps).
Records at the Deschutes County Community Development Building, Second Floor Planning Division Office Wall Map Area:
[Miscellaneous Planning Wall Maps-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, transportation, livestock district, school district, wetlands inventory, and related subjects], ca.1979-present (ca.20 maps).
Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office:
Bend Area Voting Precincts [Wall Map], 2014 (1 map);
Deschutes County School Districts and Voting Precincts [Wall Map], 2005 (1 map);
Redmond Area Voting Precincts [Wall Map], 2014 (1 map);
Senate Districts House Representative Districts and Voting Precincts [Wall Map], 2014 (1 map).
Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Storage Room 210:
Deschutes County Clerk [Microfilmed Records-includes subdivision and partition plats, deed indexes, and mortgage indexes-35mm microfilm], ca.1871-ca.1983 (55 reels of microfilm);
[Miscellaneous Storage Room Maps-includes election precincts, census, vicinities, urban areas, districts-rolled and folded], ca.1982-present (ca.5 cu.ft.).
Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Assessor's Office:
[Assessor's Maps], ca.1994 (12 volumes).
Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Assessor's Office Cartography Area:
[Current Assessor's Maps], n.d.-present (ca.4 cu.ft.);
Deschutes County Maps [Assessor], ca.1965 (1 volume).
Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Assessor's Office, Chief Cartographer's Private Office:
[Assessor Maps-with soil classification notations], ca.1975-ca.1985 (1 volume).
Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Assessor's Office Counter Area:
[Assessor's Maps], n.d.-present (20 volumes).
Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Tax Office Work Room 235:
[Assessor Maps], 1979-1980 (.50 inch of microfiche).
Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Vault Room 125:
Kingfile 1 [Engineering Plans-includes road, water, sewer, and site plans], ca.1986-present (ca.500 maps and drawings);
[Miscellaneous Rolled and Flat Maps and Plans-includes roads, highways, cities, vicinities, subdivisions, schools, courthouse, buildings, fairgrounds, railroads, districts, gravel pits, topographical maps, etc.], ca.1916-present (ca.1500 maps and drawings);
Tax Maps [Assessor], n.d. (1 volume).
Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Surveyor's Office Room 126:
Flood Insurance Rate Map [Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1988-1998 (.20 cu.ft.);
Township File Old [Maps], ca.1903 (1 volume).
Records at the Des Chutes Historical Museum, Library Room 104:
1944 Metsker Map [Atlas of Deschutes County-photocopy], 1944 (1 binder).
Records at the Des Chutes Historical Museum, Room 311:
Architectural Plans [includes Reid School, hotels, old Bend Post Office, Brooks Scanlon Lumber Co. Mill, Central Oregon Community College, etc.], ca.1910-2000 (40 drawings);
Camp Abbot [Maps], 1942-1945 (25 maps);
City of Bend Maps [includes streets, subdivisions, irrigated lands, zoning, historical district, etc.], 1904-present (ca.50 maps);
City of Redmond Maps [includes streets, fire insurance, truck route, and pedestrian], 1909-present (ca.100 maps);
County Maps [includes zoning, highway, Metsker, fire district], 1917-2002 (ca.25 maps);
Land Ownership [Maps-includes homesteads, Hudson Land Company, Metsker, subdivision, and irrigation], ca.1900-1985 (ca.1.50 cu.ft.);
Sanborn Maps-Bend [copies], 1913-1928 (ca.90 maps);
Large Rolled Maps [includes historical sites, cities, railroad, timber land, zoning, forest, road, school district], 1912-1991 (ca.40 maps);
Miscellaneous City Maps [Miscellaneous-includes Terrebonne, Tumalo, La Pine, Sisters, Sunriver, Black Butte Ranch, etc.], 1904-1980 (ca.25 maps);
Misc. Maps [Miscellaneous-includes drainage basin, topographical, cemetery, etc.], 1904-1998 (ca.50 maps);
Shevlin Hixon/Brooks Scanlon [Logging Company Camp Maps], ca.1917-ca.1952 (ca.50 maps);
Small Rolled Maps [Strip Maps-includes railroads], 1918-1940 (8 maps);
U.S. Forest Service Maps [United States-Deschutes County area], 1957-1976 (10 maps);
USGS Quad Maps [United States Geological Survey Quadrangle Maps-Deschutes County area], 1923-1968 (ca.100 maps);
Water Resources [Maps], ca.1910-ca.1965 (ca.65 maps).
Records at the Des Chutes Historical Museum, Vault Room 314:
Microfiche Pine Echoes Sanborn Maps [Box 190], 1919-1968 (1 inch of microfiche);
Vault File 2 Maps [Miscellaneous Vicinity and Water Supply Maps-in map cabinet drawer], ca.1910-ca.1917 (14 maps).
Records at the Des Chutes Historical Museum, Vault Room 317:
Deschutes Co. Papers [Tax Lot Maps-Assessor-bookshelf 88], n.d. (3 volumes).
Records at the Bend Public Library:
Metsker's Atlas of Deschutes County Oregon [Call no. 912.795], 1972 (1 volume);
Oregon Topographic Maps [United States Geological Survey-includes primarily Deschutes County-in map cabinet drawer], 1954-1997 (ca.100 maps);
Soil Resource Inventory Deschutes National Forest [Atlas of Maps-Call no. 631.4 Larsen], 1976 (1 volume).
Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Deschutes County Online Maps [includes historic landmarks mapping and photographs], n.d.-present (Internet);
Deschutes County Tax Maps, n.d.-present (Internet);
Livestock District Maps [PDF], 1998-2001 (Internet);
Statistics and Maps [Clerk's Office-includes precinct maps-PDF], 2014 (Internet);
Urban Area Maps [includes Redmond/Terrebonne, Sisters, Bend, South County/La Pine-PDF], 2011-2012 (Internet).
Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (Internet).