Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney County Records Inventory

County Comprehensive Plans


Series documents the development and revision of a plan for the use of lands within the county. Series includes plans for transportation, energy, housing, population and economics, public facilities and services, urbanization, natural resources, greenways, recreation, agricultural and forest lands, land capability, resource quality, floodplains, landmarks, historic property, rural community center designation, and natural areas. Each plan includes background information about the subject; supporting documentation such as maps, charts, and diagrams; and a narrative description of each aspect of the plan and how it is to be implemented. Series may also include an overall "comprehensive plan" which contains both historical and current looks at county land practices and defines goals and policies adhered to during the creation and implementation of the plan.

The first basic comprehensive plan was adopted by the county in 1972. The first plan acknowledged by the state was adopted in 1984. Maps listed in the GIS program office are available for purchase.

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Harney County Ordinance [includes comprehensive plan and zoning information-with index], 1982-present (5 binders);
[Zoning and Comprehensive Plan Maps-Burns and Hines], 1999-2001 (6 maps).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Comprehensive Plan, 1980-1984 (1 binder);
Harney County Comprehensive Plan, 1980-present (1 binder);
Harney County Comprehensive Plan Maps & Other Old Maps, 1979-2003 (1 binder).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
Planning Dept. [Records-includes comprehensive plan development information], ca.1978-ca.1982 (.40 cu.ft.).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, GIS Program Office:
Comprehensive Plan Maps [includes sub-basins, flood hazard, ownership, lakes, wildlife habitat, roads, biomass resources, geothermal resources, desert trails, Paiute Indian lands, and Burns/Hines urban growth boundaries], n.d.-present (11 maps).

Records at the Harney County Web Site:
Harney County Comprehensive Plan [PDF-278 pages], 2002 (Internet).

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