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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Klamath County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1870-[ongoing]

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 1882 orders, ordinances, and resolutions were included in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Comprehensive Land Use Plan [Land Development Code-includes subdivision and partition information], 1981 (1 volume); 1982 (1 volume); 1997 (1 binder);
Historic Deeds [includes deeds, agreements, orders, resolutions, and related records], ca.1881-ca.1963 (4 cu.ft.);
Land Development Code Update Draft [includes subdivision and partition information], vol. 2, 1990 (1 volume);
Land Use Planning Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision ordinances], 1981-2008 (2 cu.ft.);
Roads [Case Files-includes petitions, orders, viewers' reports, field notes, maps, contracts, agreements, engineering documents, and related records], ca.1915-ca.1976 (7 cu.ft.);
Streets [Case Files-includes road petitions, orders, and resolutions], ca.1955-ca.1975 (2 cu.ft.);
[Zoning Maps-includes copies of ordinances adopting comprehensive plan and land development code], 1981-1982 (12 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room, Side Room:
[County Court Administrative Records-includes orders, county official semi-annual reports, contracts, letters, and related records], ca.1880-ca.1939 (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office:
Ordinance Series 44/45 [Records-includes historical comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance, and related documents], ca.1961-present (4.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office Map Area:
[Miscellaneous Planning Division Library Binders-includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], ca.1980-present (ca.5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office, Counter Area:
Klamath County Transportation System Plan [Ordinance], 2010 (1 binder).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office Storage Room:
KCLDC [Klamath County Land Development Code-includes subdivision and partition information], 1995 (1 binder);
KCLDC Revisions [Klamath County Land Development Code-includes subdivision and partition information], ca.1991-1995 (1 binder);
KC Old Land Codes [Land Development Code Revisions-includes subdivision and partition information], 1981-1984 (1 binder); 1990-1995 (1 binder);
KC Old Land Codes [Subdivision Ordinance], 1969 (1 binder).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Public Research Room:
Road Records [includes orders, resolutions, vacations, maps, petitions, and reports], ca.1920-present (25 cu.ft.);
[Surveyor's Master Index-includes references to road record, road establishment, vacation, plat vacation, ordinance, dismissed road petition, and miscellaneous file-in stand], ca.1870-ca.1987 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room 8:
CJ [Commissioners Journals-Administrative Documents-includes orders, ordinances, resolutions, minutes, and related records], 1965-present (162 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Library:
Klamath County Code [of Ordinances], 1998 (1 volume);
Land Development Code [includes subdivision and partition information], 1981 (1 volume); 1995 (1 volume); 2002 (1 volume);
Vertical Files [Planning/Land Use-Proposed Zoning Ordinance], 1972 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Codes and Plans [Historic Land Development Code-includes subdivision and partition information], ca.1981-ca.1995 (Internet);
Codes and Plans [Land Development Code-includes subdivision and partition information], ca.1981-present (Internet);
Klamath County Code [PDF], ca.1969-present (Internet);
Ordinance Index [PDF], 1960-2011 (Internet).

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