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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney County Records Inventory

Land Subdivision Records

1902-[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 town plats dating from 1885 are included in the Deed Record (Deeds and Indexes). The Planning Department Central Files are indexed on computer in the planning department office.

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
[List of Plats-Subdivision, Partition, and Cemetery], ca.1890-present (1 binder);
Plats [Partition], 1990-present (227 plats);
Road Record [includes some road and subdivision survey information], vol. 2, ca.1949-1968 (1 volume);
[Subdivision, Town, and Cemetery Plats], ca.1902-present (ca.125 plats).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
[Planning Department Central Files-includes zone changes, zone map amendments, subdivision and partition cases, lot line adjustments, conditional use cases, and other planning actions], ca.1972-present (40 cu.ft.);
[Planning Department Central Files-includes zone changes, zone map amendments, subdivision and partition cases, lot line adjustments, conditional use cases, and other planning actions], 1984-2001 (10 inches of microfilm jackets);
Zoning Ordinance & Subdivision/Partitioning Ordinance, 2002 (1 binder).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Surveyor's Storeroom:
CS [Surveyor, Subdivision, and Partition Plats], no. CS1-CS1114, 1913-present (1114 plats);
Field Book [Surveyor's-includes subdivision information], 1913-1922 (28 volumes).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, GIS Program Office:
Burns and Hines Subdivisions [Map], 2003 (1 map).

Records at the Harney County Web Site:
Harney County Subdivision and Partition Ordinance [PDF-47 pages], 2002 (Internet).

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