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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Klamath County Records Inventory - Scrollable Version

The following information is based on an August 2013 inventory:


Addresses and links to offices and repositories listed in the inventory:
Main Klamath County Web site: http://www.co.klamath.or.us/

Assessor's Office: Klamath County Government Center, 305 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601;
Children and Families Commission Office: 403 Pine St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601;
Circuit Court: Klamath County Courthouse, 316 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601;
Clerk's Basement Storage Room (Klamath County Government Center): No public access. Contact the Clerk's Office;
Clerk's Office: Klamath County Government Center, 305 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601;
Courthouse Basement Storage Areas: No public access. Contact the appropriate office (e.g., Circuit Court, Clerk, Planning Division, etc.);
Fair Office: 3531 S 6th St, Klamath Falls, OR 97603;
Human Resources Department Basement Storage Room : No public access. Contact the Human Resources Department Office;
Jail (Sheriff): 3201 Vandenberg Road, Klamath Falls, OR 97603;
Klamath County Courthouse, 316 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601;
Klamath County Government Center, 305 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601;
Klamath County Library: 126 S 3rd St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601;
Klamath County Museum: 1451 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601;
Klamath County School District Administration Building: 10501 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls, OR 97603;
Mental Health Office: Now closed. Contact the Human Resources Department Office for access to records;
Oregon Historical Society: 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205;
Planning Division Office: Klamath County Government Center, 305 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601;
Surveyor's Office: Klamath County Government Center, 305 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601.



Note: Titles listed in this inventory are exactly as they appear on the outside of a volume, box, drawer, or other container. If the title is only in brackets [ ], the record has no external identifying information. Text inside the brackets includes either exact title information from the inside of the volume, box, etc. or a functional title.

 

Aerial Photographs

1940-1979

Series provides visual documentation of changes made to county lands through development and by natural and man-made disasters. The photographs are taken at intervals along a series of flight paths to attain coverage of all or part of a county. They generally include flight path or township, range, and section numbers; show natural and man-made features; and are produced in black and white or color prints to varying scales. An index by quadrant may also be included.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Assessor's Office:
Aerial Photos, 1979 (ca.4000 photographs).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office Storage Room:
Aerial Photos [with index], 1979 (ca.4000 photographs).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
[Aerial Photographs], 1952, 1958, 1960, 1968 (ca.1500 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-adapted for soil class mapping], 1940-1941 (ca.200 photographs).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Aerial Photographs [Klamath Falls and surrounding area-partial] 1959-1960 (Klamath County Museum).

 

Animal Bounty Records

1913-1923

Series documents the payment of county and state bounty money to individuals who presented the scalps and other prescribed body parts of targeted predatory animals. The program was intended to control the threat to livestock. Examples of targeted animals include coyote, cougar, mountain lion, panther, wildcat, bobcat, lynx, and wolf. Records include registers, affidavits, certificates, and statements. Information includes claimant and affiant names; kind of animal; number of scalps; date killed or presented; and number, amount, and date of warrant. The records are also referred to as scalp bounty records.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Bounty Record [Animal Scalp-includes coyote, bobcat, cougar, and lynx], 1913-1923 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Register Rabbit Scalp Bounty Warrants Issued [actually coyote], vol. 2, 1916 (1 volume).

 

Assessment and Tax Rolls

1883-[ongoing]

Series documents the assessment of real and personal property, the determination of tax liability, and the collection of county taxes. Assessment, tax, and delinquent tax records are variously labeled as rolls, lists, or summaries. Records show property owner; description and value of urban and agricultural land, personal property, and livestock; assessments, equalizations, and taxes due; and notations on payment and delinquency in payment of taxes. Beginning with 1900, counties have only been required to retain permanently those assessment and tax rolls for years ending in "0" and "5."

Continuing tax roll cards documenting the years 1938 to 1964 were severely damaged by water and subsequently destroyed. Assessment information is available on computer in the Assessor's Office.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Assessor's Office:
Assessment Rolls, 1980-1991 (12 inches of microfiche);
Levy Roll [Tax], 1990-1991 (1.50 inches of microfiche); 1993-1997 (7 inches of microfiche); 2001-2002 (1 binder of microfiche);
Misc. Microfiche [Assessment Roll], 1983-1991 (3 inches of microfiche);
Misc. Microfiche [Tax Roll], 1981-1985 (3 inches of microfiche);
Original Tax Levy Roll, 1994-1995 (8 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Taxes [Tax Roll Summary and Description], 1999-2010 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Assessment and Tax Roll, 1908-1919, 1921-1930 (133 volumes);
[Assessment and Tax Roll Index], n.d. (2 volumes);
Assessment Roll [includes taxes levied], 1883-1891, 1893-1908, 1920 (69 volumes);
Delinquent Roll, 1908-1911 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax List, vol. 1, 1888-1889 (1 volume);
Index [Assessment and Tax Roll], 1921-1929 (9 volumes);
Index to Assessment Roll, 1912, 1915-1920 (7 volumes);
Index to Tax Roll, 1907-1911, 1914 (2 volumes);
Sheriff's Tax Collections [Record], 1896-1908 (1 volume);
Summary of Tax Collections, 1909 (1 volume);
Tax Collection Register, 1919 (1 volume);
Tax Ledger, 1909-1942 (67 volumes);
Tax Register [Ledger], vol. 1, 1905-1907 (1 volume);
Tax Roll [includes assessed values], 1931-1934, 1936-1938 (67 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Library:
Klamath County Taxes [Tax Roll Summary and Description-title varies], 1998-2011 (14 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Assessment Roll [Index], 1883 (Klamath County Museum);
Assessment Roll [Index], 1884 (Klamath County Museum);
Assessment Roll [Index], 1885 (Klamath County Museum);
Assessment Roll [Index], 1886 (Klamath County Museum);
Assessment Roll
[Index], 1895 (Klamath County Museum);
Assessment Roll [Index], 1905 (Klamath County Museum);
Assessment Roll [Index-volume 1], 1915 (Klamath County Museum);
Assessment Roll [Index-volume 2], 1915 (Klamath County Museum);
Assessment Roll [Index-volume 3], 1915 (Klamath County Museum);
Assessment Roll [Index-volume 1], 1925 (Klamath County Museum);
Assessment Roll [Index-volume 2], 1925 (Klamath County Museum).

 

Assumed Business Names Registers

1913-1964

Series documents the registration of business names with the county clerk or recorder. Information includes assumed business name; description of business; filing date; and business owner, notary public, witness, clerk or recorder, and deputy's name. Series may also include an index arranged alphabetically by business name. Businesses which were registered were typically automotive sales, motorcycle repair, merchandise shops, butchers, and feed stores. Since 1964, assumed business names have been filed with the Secretary of State. Assumed business names have been inventoried through 1964. For more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Business Registry Section.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Assumed Business Names [title varies-vol. 1-6 with index], vol. 1-16, 1913-1964 (16 volumes);
Assumed Name [Certificate-trifolded records], 1925-1929 (.05 cu.ft.);
Master Index to Assumed Names [title varies], 1913-1964 (2 volumes).

 

Attachment Records

1882-1932

Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Record Sheriff's Attachments [with index], vol. 1-2, 1882-1932 (2 volumes).

 

Census Records

1990

Series documents the population, property, and agricultural production of the county. Records may include census rolls and abstracts, farm schedules, abstract of assessment and census, enumeration of inhabitants and industrial products, and enumeration of inhabitants and military enrollment. Information includes number of males and females per age category; head of household; name, age, and gender of household members; occupation and relationship of household members to head of household; and description and value of real and personal property. Information may also include nationality, physical description, birthplace, health, and religion of household members and agricultural production statistics.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
[Census Maps-rolled-with index], 1990 (ca.50 maps).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office Map Area:
Census Maps [with index], 1990 (ca.30 maps).

 

Circuit Court Case Files

1883-1987

Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
General Index Divorce Circuit Court, vol. 1-2, n.d. (1 inch microfilm jackets);
General Index Law & Equity Circuit Court, vol. 1, 1883-1937 (1 volume);
General Index Law and Equity Circuit Court, vol. 2, 1937-n.d. (1 inch of jackets);
General Index to Judgments, ca.1921-1983 (3 volumes);
Index to Circuit Court Journal [also indexes case files], vol. 1, 1883-1909 (1 volume);
Judgment Roll at Law [Circuit Court Case Files], no. 1-499, 1883-1913 (5 cu.ft.);
Law & Equity [Circuit Court Case Files], no. 1-389, 1883-1912 (5 cu.ft.);
Register of Actions Criminal [also indexes case files], vol. 8-9, 1923-1965 (2 volumes);
[Register of Criminal Actions-also indexes case files], vol. 10-21, 1966-1983 (12 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 305:
[Circuit Court Civil Case Files-includes law and equity], 1912-1983 (594 reels of microfilm);
Criminal Tapes [Circuit Court Criminal Case Files], 1929-1983 (73 reels of microfilm);
CV & [Divorce Files-Circuit Court Case Files], 1983-1984 (8 reels of microfilm);
[Defendant Index Civil], 1983-1987 (1.75 cu.ft.);
[General Index Divorces Circuit Court], vol. 1-2, ca.1900-ca.1983 (1.50 inches of microfiche);
[Index to Circuit Court Register-also indexes case files], vol. 1-3, 1939-1983 (2 inches of microfiche);
Plaintiff Index Civil, 1983-1987 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Unnumbered [Circuit Court Civil Case Files], 1954-1965 (17 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Court Microfilm [Civil Case Files], 1981-1983 (48 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Divorce Decrees [title varies], 1949-1959 (.50 cu.ft.);
Register of Actions [also indexes circuit court case files-with index], no. 5380-9958, 1939-1951 (1 volume).

 

Circuit Court Dockets

1883-1984

Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
Circuit Court Register of Actions [Civil-with index], vol. 10-25, 1929-1965 (15 volumes);
[Circuit Court Register of Actions], vol. 24, 1961-1963 (.50 inch of microfilm jackets); vol. 26-42, 1965-1983 (14 inches of microfilm jackets);
Circuit Court Register [volumes 6 and 7 combined-with index], vol. 1-7, 1883-1925 (6 volumes);
Docket Circuit Court, 1901-1908 (1 volume);
Docket Circuit Court, vol. 1, 1883-1900 (1 volume);
General Index to Register and Circuit Court Docket, 1908-1914 (1 volume);
Index to Circuit Court Journal [also serves as criminal register], vol. 2-3, 1909-1916 (2 volumes);
Index to Circuit Court Registers, vol. 1, 1939-n.d. (1.50 inches of microfilm jackets); vol. 3, n.d.-1983 (1 inch of microfilm jackets);
Record of Trials, vol. 5, 1981-1983 (1 volume);
Record of Trials [with index], vol. 1-4, 1955-1965 (4 volumes);
Register and Circuit Court Docket [includes naturalization section], 1907-1913 (1 volume);
Register and Circuit Court Docket [Law], 1908-1912 (1 volume);
[Register of Actions-Circuit Court Divorces], 1983-1984 (1 binder);
Register of Actions [Civil-combined volumes-with index], vol. 8-9, 1923-1929 (1 volume);
Register of Actions Criminal [with index], vol. 8-9, 1923-1965 (2 volumes);
[Register of Criminal Actions-also indexes case files], vol. 10-21, 1966-1983 (12 volumes);
Trial Book [Record of Trials], vol. 5, 1966-1976 (1 volume);
Trials Circuit Court [Record of Trials], vol. 4, 1965-1974 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 305:
[Index to Circuit Court Register], vol. 1-3, 1939-1983 (2 inches of microfiche);
[Register of Actions Civil], vol. 24, 26-42, 1961-1963, 1965-1983 (16 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Register of Actions [also indexes circuit court case files-with index], no. 5380-9958, 1939-1951 (1 volume);
Register of Actions [also indexes circuit court journals-with index], vol. 4, 1936-1939 (1 volume).

 

Circuit Court Journals

1883-1982

Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 305:
[Circuit Court Journal-includes Probate Journal], 1965-1982 (100 reels of microfilm);
Old Files [Circuit Court Journal], vol. 1-55, 58-104, 1883-1950, 1950-1965 (33 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
Index to Circuit Court Journal [also indexes case files], vol. 1, 1883-1909 (1 volume);
Index to Circuit Court Journal [also serves as criminal register], vol. 2-3, 1909-1916 (2 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
[Circuit Ct.-Court Journal], vol. 55, ca.1948-1950 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Circuit Court Journal, vol. 1-8, 1882-1917 (8 volumes); vol. 10-103, 1920-1965 (94 volumes);
Register of Actions [also indexes circuit court journals-with index], vol. 4, 1936-1939 (1 volume).

 

Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings

1882-1965

Series documents the recording of a variety of legal documents filed in the clerk's or recorder's office. These documents were not required to be filed with the clerk and often included filings such as birth and marriage certificates of individuals who were born or married outside of the county but wanted the document to be filed in their county of residence. Other documents include wills, obligation bonds, quit claims, deeds, conveyances, mortgage satisfactions, agreements, charters, partnership dissolutions, contracts, powers of attorney, liens, leases, marriage licenses, military discharges, ministerial certificates, medical personnel licenses, birth and death certificates, and affidavits of publication. Information includes dates filed, name of individual filing, type of action, and volume and page number where recorded. Series may also include alphabetical indexes of individuals filing a recording. Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings have been inventoried through 1965.

Beginning in July 1965 miscellaneous records were recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Index [to Miscellaneous Record], n.d. (1 volume);
Index to Miscellaneous Records, vol. 1, 1882-1933 (1 volume);
Index to Miscellaneous Record, vol. 2, 1933-1965 (1 volume);
Misc. [Index to Misc.-Miscellaneous Record], vol. 1-2, 1882-ca.1951 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous Record [title varies], vol. 1-15, 1882-1965 (15 volumes);
Misc. [Miscellaneous Record], vol. 1-15, 1882-1965 (5 reels of microfilm).

 

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings

1965-[ongoing]

Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

Beginning in 1965 deeds, mortgages, mining claims, water rights, military discharges, and miscellaneous recordings were recorded in the clerk's Book of Record. Separate indexes were maintained for deeds, mortgages, and military discharges until 2000 and are documented with those records. The Book of Records is now indexed on computer in the Public Research Room. Electronic images of recent records, except for access restricted military discharges, are also available on computer.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office:
[Book of Records], 1965-2004 (646 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office Public Research Room:
General Index Miscellaneous [Book of Record], vol. 1, 1965-1976 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous [Book of Records Index-also includes partitions], 1976-2000 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 8, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
[Book of Records-Security Copy], 1965-present (929 reels of microfilm).

 

Corner Survey Records

1858-[ongoing]

Series documents the establishment and/or restoration of survey corners or monuments by the county surveyor or registered land surveyors. Records include maps, field survey restoration notes, historical notes, and indexes. Information includes description of corners; existing markers; descriptions of new markers and any changes made to the locations; property owners; township, range, and section numbers; donation land claim information; date the new markers were set; and surveyor's signatures.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Public Research Room:
[Assessor's Maps-modified to index surveys and corner restorations], ca.1858-present (13 volumes);
Bearing Trees of U.S. Surveys Corner Restoration Record [copies], ca.1858-present (10 volumes);
Corner Ref. [Reference Record-to roads], 1976-present (3 binders);
Corner Search & Restoration Record, ca.1858-ca.1974 (.40 cu.ft.);
Field Notes of Surveys in Oregon Klamath Reservation [includes corner restorations-with index], vol. 8-11, ca.1866-ca.1899 (4 volumes);
[Metsker's Atlas of Klamath County Oregon-modified to document corner restoration actions-with index], ca.1961 (1 volume); n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Vault Room 241:
Bearing Trees of U.S. Surveys Corner Restoration Record [original], vol. 1-9, ca.1858-present (9 volumes);
Section Corners and Witness Trees [Record], 1946-1949 (1 volume).

 

Coroner and Inquest Records

1906-1941

Series records the results of the examination of a corpse by the county coroner at the request of the county sheriff. It also documents the proceedings and results of inquests ordered by the district attorney. Reports include date filed; name, age, sex, race, parentage, and birthplace of deceased; date, place, and time of death; names of undertaker and coroner; testimony; and costs. Early reports were narrative accounts detailing the cause of death. After 1900, a standardized form was used for reporting results. Inquest transcripts include coroner and juror names, signatures, and actions; witness names; testimony; and verdict. Coroner and inquest records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Coroners Record [with index], vol. 1, 1917-1928 (1 volume);
Coroner's Record [with index], vol. 2, 1928-1935 (1 volume);
[Coroner's Register-with index], 1940-1941 (1 volume);
Coroner's Register [with index], vol. 2, 1935-1939 (1 volume);
Record of Coroner's Investigations, 1906-1916 (1 volume).

 

County Budgets

1938-[ongoing]

Series documents the annual allotment of funds for county government operations as agreed to by the board of commissioners. Information includes total amount of funds budgeted for each office. Later budgets may include organizational charts and a narrative of each county office function.

Earlier county budgets may be found in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Klamath County Budget, 1938-present (8 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Library:
Klamath County Annual Budget, 1998-present (10 volumes).

 

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1882-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Commissioners Journal, 1965-2003 (88 reels of microfilm);
Commissioners Register, vol. 1, 1911-1927 (1 volume);
County Commissioners Journal [title varies], vol. 1-37, 1882-1965 (37 volumes);
[Index to Commissioners Proceedings], 1913-1933 (1 volume);
Index to Commissioners Proceedings, vol. 2, 1933-1945 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1945-1965 (1 volume);
Index to Commissioners Records, vol. 1-2, 1882-1912 (2 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, Clerk's Office Public Research Room:
Commissioners Journal [Index to Commissioners Proceedings], 1975-1982 (1 volume); 1990-2000 (2 volumes);
Index to Commissioners Journal, 1982-1989 (1 volume);
Index to Commissioners Proceedings, vol. 4, 1965-1975 (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 Web Site:
Board of Commmissioners Agenda Minutes, 2010-present (Internet).

 

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).

 

County Comprehensive Plans

1957-[ongoing]

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.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Board of Commissioners Final Adoption Hearing Exhibits "E" and "F" [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps], 1982 (5 volumes);
Comprehensive Land Use Plan [Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Zoning Maps-folded], 1984 (.30 cu.ft.);
Comprehensive Land Use Plan [Comprehensive Plan, Policies], 1981-1984 (1 volume);
Comprehensive Land Use Plan [Exhibit A-Comprehensive Plan Amendments], 1985 (1 binder);
Comprehensive Land Use Plan [Land Development Code-includes subdivision and partition information], 1981 (1 volume); 1982 (1 volume); 1997 (1 binder);
Land Use Planning Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision ordinances], 1981-2008 (2 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes cities, service districts, election precincts, roads, and urban growth boundary], ca. 1980-present (ca.150 maps);
[Zoning Maps-includes copies of ordinances adopting comprehensive plan and land development code], 1981-1982 (12 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office:
CLUP/ZC [Comprehensive Land Use Plan/Zone Change Case Files], 1989-present (16 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Wall Maps], 1980-2012 (ca.20 maps);
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, Counter Area:
Comprehensive Plan for Klamath County Oregon, 1981-1999 (1 binder).

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 Storage Room:
CLUP/ZC [Comprehensive Land Use Plan/Zone Change Case Files], 1986-1989 (2 cu.ft.);
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps-includes general reference maps-rolled], ca.1957-present (ca.100 maps);
KC Comprehensive Plan Policies [Klamath County], 1984 (1 binder); 1996 (1 binder); 1999 (1 binder).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Public Works Area 51 Basement Storage Cage:
CLUP/ZC [Comprehensive Land Use Plan/Zone Change Case Files], 1980-1986 (6 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Library:
Comprehensive Plan Atlas [includes Land Development Code-includes subdivision and partition information], 1981 (1 volume);
Comprehensive Plan, Policies, 1981-1984 (1 volume);
Vertical Files [Planning/Land Use-Existing Land Use Document], 1978 (1 volume);
Vertical Files [Planning/Land Use-Klamath County Comprehensive Land Use Plan], 1972 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Codes and Plans [Comprehensive Plan], n.d.-present (Internet);
Klamath County Online Maps [GIS-based-includes zoning, tax lot, service district, voter precincts, cities, communities, urban growth boundary, school districts, and other map layers], n.d.-present (Internet);
Land Use Maps [Enterprise Zone and Big Game Overlay], 2008-2011 (Internet).

 

County Court Judicial Journals

1882-1924

Series records the proceedings of the county court for civil and some criminal cases. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; trial date; memorandum of subsequent proceedings; and fees charged. Cases include citizenship petitions, legal changes to name, commitments, and writs of habeas corpus. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
County Court Register, vol. 1, 1883-1924 (1 volume);
Docket County Court, vol. 1, 1883-1905 (1 volume);
Journal County Court [includes naturalization and insanity cases], vol. 1, 1882-1924 (1 volume).

 

County Fair Records

1974-[ongoing]

Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

Records at the Klamath County Fairgrounds, Fair Office:
Fair [Records-includes premium books], 1996-present (3.50 cu.ft.);
FB Minutes [Fair Board-includes related records-title varies], 1974-1995 (1 cu.ft.);
Klamath County Fair Board Minutes [includes related records-title varies], 1996-present (18 binders).

Records at the Klamath County Fairgrounds, Fair Office Building, Second Floor Storage Room:
Premium Guide Books, 1982 (1 volume); 1984 (1 volume); 1985 (1 volume); 1987 (1 volume); 1988 (1 volume); 1989 (1 volume); 1990 (1 volume); 1991 (1 volume); 1992 (1 volume); 1993 (1 volume); 1994 (1 volume); 1995 (1 volume); 2001 (1 volume); 2002 (1 volume); 2006 (1 volume); 2008 (1 volume); 2009 (1 volume).

 

County Officials Reports

1880-1939

Series reports the activities of county officials to the county court or board of county commissioners. Series may include reports by the treasurer, surveyor, clerk, roadmaster, assessor, sheriff, school superintendent, and county nurse or doctor. Reports summarize the activities of county officials and their staff as they perform their official duties.

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.).

 

Deeds and Indexes

1871-2000

Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quitclaim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.

Since 1965 deeds have been recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). A separate deed index was maintained until 2000.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office Public Research Room:
Deeds Direct [Index], 1995-2000 (3 volumes);
Deeds Indirect [Index], 1995-2000 (3 volumes);
General Index Deeds Direct, vol. 1, 1871-1904 (1 volume);
General Index Deeds Indirect, vol. 1, 1871-1904 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Direct [title varies], vol. 1-26, 1875-1995 (29 volumes);
Index to Deeds Indirect [title varies], vol. 1-26, 1875-1995 (29 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Deed Record [title varies], vol. 1-363, 1871-1965 (363 volumes);
Historic Deeds [includes deeds, agreements, orders, resolutions, and related records], ca.1881-ca.1963 (4 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Deeds-primarily warranty-trifolded records], ca.1885-1928 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room 8:
[Klamath County Deeds], vol. 1-363, 1871-1965 (158 reels of microfilm).

 

Delayed Birth Records

1865-1982

Series documents birth records generated by a court in response to a petition. Records may include petitions, decrees or orders, affidavits of correction, registers, and certificates. If the information provided with the petition met the requirements of the court, a decree was issued that served as a legal birth document. Most petitions were filed decades after the actual birth. They were filed in the county of residence at the time of petition, not necessarily in the county of birth. Dates listed in brackets document the range of actual birth dates. Date ranges for court actions such as petitions and decrees are also included. Also see Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Birth Record [Delayed-documents births from ca.1865 to ca.1953-with index-title varies], vol. 1-3, 1943-1965 (3 volumes);
Birth Register [Delayed-documents births from ca.1870 to 1936-water damaged], 1939-1956 (1 volume);
Delayed Birth Certificates [includes petitions and decrees-documents births from ca.1865 to ca.1953], ca.1943-ca.1982 (4 cu.ft.);
Master Index to Birth Records [Delayed], vol. 1, 1943-1982 (1 volume).

 

Election Poll Books

1902-1914

Series documents the registration of voters and the compilation of election results. Records may include the election poll books and/or the election voter register. Information includes elector's name and party affiliation, and in some cases, physical description, occupation, naturalization information, and names of parents and spouse. Election poll books and voter registration records have been inventoried through 1930. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Official Register of Electors, 1902 (1 volume); 1908 (1 volume); 1910 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Index to Registration [Voter], n.d. (2 volumes);
Official Register of Electors, 1904 (1 volume); 1906 (1 volume); 1912 (1 volume); 1914 (1 volume);
Precinct Register Poe Valley, 1908 (1 volume);
Registration Blanks [Election], 1908 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Voter Registrations [Electors-Abstract], 1904 (Klamath County Museum);
Voter Registrations [Electors-Abstract], 1912 (Klamath County Museum).

 

Election Voting Abstracts

1884-1978

Series documents the tabulation and reporting of election results for the county. Records include voting abstracts and the record of election. Information includes election date; precinct name and number; office; precinct and total votes; victory margin; winning candidate; county clerk, board of canvasser, and justice of the peace signatures; ballot number; summation of votes; and election board's decision. Election voting abstracts have been inventoried through 1960. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Abstract of Votes [trifolded records], 1884, 1886-1888, 1890 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Election Abstracts], 1960-1978 (1 reel of microfilm);
Election Record, vol. 6, 1960-1964 (1 volume);
[Record of Elections], 1928-1942 (1 volume);
Record of Elections, vol. 1-2, 1908-1927 (2 volumes); vol. 5, 1948-1958 (1 volume);
Record of Primary Elections, 1942-1948 (1 volume).

 

Farm Name Registration Records

1911-1936

Series documents the application for and registration of farm names with the county clerk or recorder. Records may include registers, original applications, or certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; farm name, location, and description; and date and number of application and final application. Series may also include an index arranged either alphabetically by name of owner or by farm name. Farm name records have been inventoried through 1964.

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Register of Farm Names, vol. 1, 1911-1936 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Farm Names Abstract, 1911-1936 (Klamath County Museum).

 

Federal Land Grant Records

1864-1957

Series records ownership of county lands obtained from the federal government. Series includes records of land grants administered under a variety of federal programs such as donation land claims and homesteads. Donation land claims are the most common type of federal land grant in Oregon that is documented in this inventory project. Donation land claims resulted from an act of the 1850 Congress under which citizens of the United States, or those who filed a declaration of intention prior to December 1, 1850 and had resided upon or cultivated the land for four consecutive years, were granted a specified amount of acreage in the Oregon Territory. Donation land claims were unique in that acreage granted to married couples was divided evenly. Half of the acreage was placed in the husband's name while the other half was placed in the wife's name. Records include plats, indexes, and survey notes. Information includes township, range, and section numbers, names of donation land claim holders and claim numbers, claim dates, acreage, and descriptions of surveys.

Under the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers were given 160 acres of land in the public domain if they built a home on the land, resided there for five years, and cultivated the land. A complete homestead entry file includes such documents as the homestead application, homestead proof, and final certificate authorizing the claimant to obtain a land patent.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Deed Record Patents, vol. 32, 1910-1927 (1 volume);
Land Patents or Deeds [trifolded records], 1907, 1910 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Search Land Patents [includes patent and legal land descriptions and some document images], ca.1864-ca.1957 (BLM GLO Web site).

 

Foreclosure Records

1893-1939

Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Circuit Court Register Tax Liens [Register of Tax Lien Foreclosures-with index], vol. 6, 1919-1929 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
[Circuit Court Foreclosure Case Files], 1919-1920 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Certificates of Delinquency [title varies], 1909-1924 (13 volumes);
Certificate of Redemption, 1909-1919 (8 volumes);
Delinquent Tax Sale Record [with index], vol. 1, 1893-1900 (1 volume);
Record of Certificates of Delinquency, vol. 1-3, 1909-1929 (3 volumes);
Register Delinquent Receipts Issued, vol. 1, 1909-1939 (1 volume).

 

Health and Human Services Records

1956-[ongoing]

Series documents the activities of the county health and human services programs operated by the county. Series includes narrative or statistical monthly, quarterly, and annual reports or minutes discussing program goals, objectives, and accomplishments. Program areas include public and mental health; juvenile services; adult and family services; women, infant, and child (WIC) services; alcohol and drug abuse; and developmental disabilities. In 1994 the name of the Children and Youth Services Commission was changed to the Commission on Children and Families.

As of 2013, Klamath County no longer provides mental health services. Related functions are now provided by the State of Oregon. Records listed as being at the Mental Health Center Office are scheduled to be stored in the county's Government Center Human Resources Department basement storage room. The board of county commissioners acts as the board of health as needed.

Records at the Klamath County Commission on Children and Families Office, Suite 300:
Board Minutes [Commission on Children and Families Records-includes minutes], 1994-present (.80 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Mental Health Center Office:
LADPC Advisory Board [Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee Minutes-includes related records], 2006-2011 (.40 cu.ft.);
LADPC [Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee Minutes-includes related records], 2012-present (1 binder);
MHAB Advisory Board [Mental Health Minutes-includes related records], 2006-2011 (.25 cu.ft.);
MHAB [Mental Health Advisory Board Minutes-includes related records], 2013-present (1 binder).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Human Resources Department Basement Storage Room:
A & D Historical Files [Alcohol and Drug-includes minutes, agendas, and related records-with gaps], 1978-1991 (2 cu.ft.);
LADPC [Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee Minutes-includes related records], 2000-2002 (3 binders);
MHAB [Mental Health Advisory Board Minutes-includes related records], 1956-1996 (1 cu.ft.); 2000-2002 (3 binders);
Permanent [Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee Minutes-includes related records], 1991-1999 (.25 cu.ft.);
Permanent [Mental Health Advisory Board Minutes-includes related records], 1997-1999 (.30 cu.ft.).

 

Insane Commitment Records

1882-[ongoing]

Series documents the examination, commitment, and release of mentally ill persons to and from the state's mental institutions. Series contains statements of complaint and commitment recorded by the county clerk or recorder and includes petitions to have an individual committed; physicians certification that an individual is insane; delivery warrants authorizing a county official (usually the sheriff) to take the individual to the state hospital; patient discharges; paroles or transfers; indexes; and correspondence. Information includes patient and family names, date committed, reason, physical description, and a brief family history. This series may also be known as the Insane Record, Mental Illness Record, and Mentally Ill and Feeble Minded Record. By 1968, in most counties, the commitment of the mentally ill or deficient had become the responsibility of the circuit court. Access to these records may be restricted for 75 years by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496.

Mental Commitment Case Files from 1911 to 1989 are imaged and stored in the circuit court's electronic LaserFiche system.

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
[Confidential Case Files-includes mental commitment records-sealed], 1965-2009 (23 cu.ft.);
Insane Record [with index], vol. 1-7, 1910-1965 (7 volumes);
Journal County Court [includes insanity cases], vol. 1, 1882-1924 (1 volume);
[Mental Commitment Case Files-interfiled with adoption case files], 1997-2004 (ca.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 22, Circuit Court Basement Storage:
[Mental Commitment Case Files], 1987-1996 (8 cu.ft.);
Mentals from Early 1900s [Mental Commitment Case Files-with gaps], ca.1887-ca.1988 (4.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Civil Section Area:
[Mental Commitment Case Files], 2005-present (7 cu.ft.);
Mentals [Card Index], 1981-1988 (.10 cu.ft.);
Paternity [Confidential Case Files-includes mental commitment case files], 1988-1991 (6 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 305:
CV [Paternity-Confidential Case Files-includes mental commitment case files], 1969-1988 (7 reels of microfilm).

 

Justice Court Dockets

1875-1935

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
Justice Court Register of Action [Linkville District-with index], vol. 3, 1932-1935 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Criminal Docket [Justice Court-Linkville-includes small claims-with index], 1917-1925 (1 volume);
[Justice Court Civil Docket Linkville District], 1899-1907 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Civil-with index], 1913 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Criminal [Linkville District-with index], 1918 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Linkville District Civil-with index], 1910-1915, 1917-1923 (9 volumes);
Justice Docket [Linkville District Criminal-with index], 1907-1921 (9 volumes);
Justice Docket [Linkville District-with index], 1875-1884 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Sprague River District-with index], 1875-1904 (1 volume);
[Justice Docket-Tule Lake District], 1895-1907 (1 volume);
Justice's Docket [Linkville District-Civil], 1885-1899 (2 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Justice Court Docket [Index-Linkville Precinct], vol. 25, 1875-1902 (Klamath County Museum);
Justice Court Docket [Index-Linkville Precinct], vol. 26, 1911 (Klamath County Museum);
Justice Court Docket [Index-Linkville Precinct], vol. 27, 1885-1890 (Klamath County Museum);
Justice Court Docket [Index-Linkville Precinct], vol. 28, 1890-1899 (Klamath County Museum);
Justice Court Docket [Index-Linkville Precinct], vol. 31, 1918 (Klamath County Museum);
Justice Court Docket [Index-Sprague River Precinct], vol. 24, 1875-1904 (Klamath County Museum);
Justice Court Docket [Index-Tule Lake Precinct], vol. 29, 1895-1907 (Klamath County Museum);
Justice Court Docket [Index], vol. 30, 1913 (Klamath County Museum).

 

Land Subdivision Records

1870-[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.

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);
Index to Town Plats, vol. 1, 1875-1949 (1 volume);
Land Development Code Update Draft [includes subdivision and partition information], vol. 2, 1990 (1 volume);
Land Partitions, 2006-2009 (2 volumes);
Land Use Planning Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision ordinances], 1981-present (2 cu.ft.);
Major Land Partitions [Plats-includes minor partitions], vol. 1, 1979-1990 (1 volume);
[Partition Plats], vol. 2-3, 1990-1997 (2 volumes);
Partitions [Plats], vol. 4-6, 1997-2005 (3 volumes);
Record of Town Plats [includes road plats-copies], vol. 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 2B, 1875-1909 (5 volumes);
Record of Town Plats [title values], vol. 1B, 1906-1958 (1 volume); vol. 3-25, 1910-2004 (19 volumes);
Record of Township Plats [Subdivision-negative copies], ca.1885-ca.1949 (1 volume);
Road & Town Plats [Subdivision-includes unbound negative copies], vol. 1, 1875-ca.1907 (1 volume);
Street Vacations [Road and Subdivision Vacation Records], ca.1916-ca.1996 (4.50 cu.ft.);
Subdivision Plats, 2005-2011 (3 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office Public Research Room:
Index to Partition Plats, vol. 1, 1990-2004 (1 volume);
Index to Record of Town Plats, vol. 1, 1875-2004 (1 volume);
Klamath County Partitions [Plats], 2013-present (1 volume);
Land Partitions [Plats], 2010-2012 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous [Book of Records Index-also includes partitions], 1976-2000 (1 volume);
Plat Book of Linkville Cemetery Klamath Falls Ore., n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Public Research Room:
Completed Subdivisions Roads Constructed [includes maps and inspection reports], 1970-present (5.50 cu.ft.);
Land Partitions Finalized [Plats-includes related records], 1970-present (22 cu.ft.);
Old Land Partitions [Case Files], 1970-1973 (1 cu.ft.);
Subdivision Prints [Plats-copies-includes related documents], 1875-present (8 cu.ft.);
Survey Index by Subdivision Name [Card], 1951-present (.75 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 Government Center, Surveyor's Office Vault Room 241:
Land Partition Tracings [Plats], ca.1983-ca.1989 (ca.30 plats);
Subdivision Tracings [Plats], 1875-present (ca.2000 plats);
[Town Plats-copies], vol. 1-20, 1875-1975 (2 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Room 240:
Tube File [Miscellaneous Rolled Maps and Plans-includes road surveys, streets, bridges, quarries, vicinities, highways, market roads, canals, utilities, subdivisions, Running Y Resort, and other subjects], no. I-XI, ca.1913-present (ca.1200 maps and drawings).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office:
Land Partitions [Case Files], 2000-present (16 cu.ft.);
Ordinance Series 44/45 [Records-includes historical comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance, and related documents], ca.1961-present (4.50 cu.ft.);
Tracts [Subdivision Case Files], ca.1965-present (25 cu.ft.).

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 Courthouse, Room 17, Public Works Area 51 Basement Storage Cage:
LP [Land Partition Case Files], 1983-1999 (20 cu.ft.);
Major Partitions [Case Files], 1979-1989 (4 cu.ft.);
Minor Partitions [Case Files], 1979-1981 (8 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Library:
Comprehensive Plan Atlas [includes Land Development Code-includes subdivision and partition information], 1981 (1 volume);
Land Development Code [includes subdivision and partition information], 1981 (1 volume); 1995 (1 volume); 2002 (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);
Land Partitions Online [Plats], 1979-present (Internet);
Subdivision Plats Online, ca.1875-present (Internet).

 

Land Title Registers

1901-1959

Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in Deeds and Indexes.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
[Land Registration Docket-with index], 1906-1916 (1 volume); 1906-1916 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Register of Titles], 1906-1948 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Public Research Room:
[Land and Road Plat Book-in large pressboard volume], ca.1953-ca.1959 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
[Land Plat Books-includes land ownership information], n.d. (5 volumes);
Ownership Plat Book, 1901 (1 volume);
Register of Titles, vol. 1, 1906-1957 (1 volume).

 

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1858-[ongoing]

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.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Public Research Room:
County Buildings [Plans and Drawings-includes museum, health department, veterans memorial, juvenile home, and courthouse buildings], ca.1926-present (ca.200 drawings);
[Metsker's Atlas of Klamath County Oregon], 1936 (1 volume);
OCE [Oregon & California Eastern Railroad Maps-in green box], n.d. (ca.15 maps);
Railroad R/W Maps in Klamath County [Right of Way-rolled], ca.1912-ca.1941 (ca.25 maps);
[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);
[Topographic Maps-hanging], ca.1957-ca.1988 (ca.75 maps);
U.S.G.S. Quad Maps [United States Geological Survey Quadrangle Topographic Maps-unbound], 1955-1960 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Vault Room 241:
Oregon Water Corp. Distribution Maps, n.d. (ca.75 maps);
[Topographic Maps Klamath Falls Urban Area], ca.1961 (ca.150 maps).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Room 240:
Flood Insurance Rate Map, 1984 (.50 cu.ft.);
Klamath County [Maps-includes county, road index, precinct], ca.1959-ca.1994 (ca.35 maps);
Klamath Falls [Urban Area Maps], 1970-1993 (ca.20 maps);
[Map and Plat Index-includes references to road survey information-black book], 1858-ca.1972 (1 volume);
[Map and Plat Rolodex Index-includes references to road survey information], 1858-ca.1972 (.25 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous [Maps-includes general, district, topographical, and way of necessity], ca.1904-ca.1987 (ca.75 maps);
Other Cities and Towns [City Maps], ca.1948-present (ca.30 maps);
Storm Drainage [Maps], ca.1976-present (ca.100 maps);
[Topographic Maps-hanging], ca.1963-ca.1988 (ca.250 maps);
Tube File [Miscellaneous Rolled Maps and Plans-includes road surveys, streets, bridges, quarries, vicinities, highways, market roads, canals, utilities, subdivisions, Running Y Resort, and other subjects], no. I-XI, ca.1913-present (ca.1200 maps and drawings).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office Map Area:
Flood Hazard Maps [Flood Insurance Rate Maps-with index], 1984 (ca.100 maps);
Flood Insurance Maps [Rate], 1984 (1 cu.ft.);
Geological Survey [Topographic Maps], ca.1957-ca.1988 (ca.100 maps);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes big game habitat, enterprise zone, and destination resort zone-hanging], ca.1999-present (ca.50 maps);
National Wetlands Inventory [Maps-hanging], 1989-1995 (ca.200 maps);
Site Specific Soil Maps, 1953-1974 (ca.100 maps);
Soil Survey [Maps-with index], 1992 (ca.50 maps).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office Storage Room:
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps-includes general reference maps-rolled], ca.1957-present (ca.100 maps).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes cities, service districts, election precincts, roads, and urban growth boundary], ca. 1980-present (ca.150 maps);
Property Appraisals [Insurance Valuation Reports-includes appraisal maps and some building photographs], 1949, 1958, 1961, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1976-1977 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office Public Research Room:
Klamath County Voting Precincts [Wall Map], 2012 (1 map);
Klamath Falls Area Voting Precincts [Wall Map], 2012 (1 map).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Assessor's Office Counter:
[Assessor's Maps], n.d.-present (25 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Assessor's Office:
[Assessor's Maps-record copy], n.d.-present (ca.2100 maps);
Old Maps [Assessor's], n.d. (ca.1000 maps).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Fire Insurance Map [Klamath Falls-Sanborn], 1911-1916 (1 volume); 1921-1930 (1 volume);
Klamath Falls Oregon [Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps], 1931-1957 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Klamath County Oregon, 1961 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Flat Maps-includes Klamath County and cities], ca.1879-ca.1960 (ca.75 maps);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes county, Indian reservation, quadrangle, forest, vicinity, etc.], ca.1889-ca.1976 (ca.75 maps).

Records at the Klamath County Library:
[Klamath County Flood Insurance Rate Maps-bottom drawer], 1983 (.25 cu.ft.);
Metsker's Atlas of Klamath County Oregon, 1961 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Area Maps [Klamath County-various areas such as Keno, North County, etc.], ca.2001-present (Internet);
Klamath County Online Maps [GIS-based-includes zoning, tax lot, service district, voter precincts, cities, communities, urban growth boundary, school districts, and other map layers], n.d.-present (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (www.ormap.net).

 

Marks and Brands Records

1883-1959

Series documents the registration of marks and brands by livestock owners and logging interests in order to clearly establish ownership. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; diagram of animal showing location and style of mark and brand; written description of mark and brand; and filing date. Types of livestock registered include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Log brands are also documented.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Record of Marks and Brands [with index], vol. 2, 1909-1915 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Civil Section Area:
Brands [Certificate of Registration-Livestock-photostats], ca.1950-ca.1959 (.40 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
[Certificate of Registration of Marks and Brands], 1915-1926 (1 volume);
Index Brands, n.d. (1 binder);
Log Brands [Record-with index], 1907-1935 (1 volume);
Marks & Brands [Record-with index], 1904-1909 (1 volume);
Record of Marks and Brands [with index], vol. 1, 1883-1904 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Record of Marks and Brands [Index], 1894 (Klamath County Museum);
Record of Marks and Brands [Index], 1904-1909 (Klamath County Museum);
Record of Marks and Brands [Index], 1918-1925 (Klamath County Museum);
Record of Marks and Brands [Index], vol. 1, 1883-1904 (Klamath County Museum).

 

Marriage Records

1882-1990

Series documents the recording of marriages by the county and includes applications, marriage certificates and licenses, and indexes to marriage records. Information includes the names and residences of bride and groom; justice of the peace, minister, or name of individual officiating; fees charged; date filed; volume and page numbers where recorded; certificate number; date and place of marriage; and signatures of witnesses and county officials. Beginning in 1906 marriages have been officially registered with the state of Oregon. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Marriage records have been inventoried through 1960.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office Public Research Room:
Index to Marriage Records, 1882-1990 (3 volumes);
Index to Marriage Records [compiled by Klamath Basin Genealogy Society], 1882-1935 (2 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office:
Marriage Licenses [Applications], 1953-1960 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Marriage Licenses [Return of Marriage-includes some stub books], 1906-1953 (3.25 cu.ft.);
Marriage Record [title varies-with index], vol. 1-33, 1882-1963 (33 volumes);
Marriages [Records], vol. 1-33, 1882-1961 (10 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Library:
Index to Marriage Records Klamath County Oregon, 1882-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1935 (1 volume).

 

Medical Profession Registration Records

1887-1965

Series documents the registration of individuals in compliance with the requirements of relevant Oregon boards of examiners to practice a medical profession in the state. Professions registered include physicians, surgeons, osteopaths, naturopaths, dentists, nurses, druggists, chiropractors, chiropodists, optometrists, and veterinarians. Records include registers, certificates, and licenses. Information includes name of registrant; name of school; graduation date; names of members of the examining board; licensing and recording dates; and licensing or registration numbers.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
License to Practice Medicine [trifolded records], 1895-1910 (.05 cu.ft.);
Optometry Record [with index], vol. 1, 1905-1963 (1 volume);
Record [Notice of Location of Mining Claim Record-includes Optometry Record from 1906 to 1919-with index], 1905-1922 (1 volume);
Record of Physicians and Dentists [with index], 1888-1891 (1 volume);
Record of Physicians Certificates [includes dentists, chiropractors, chiropodists, naturopaths, veterinarians, and nurses-with index], vol. 1, 1891-1964 (1 volume);
Register of Nurses [with index], vol. 1, 1923-1965 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Record of Dental Certificates [with index], vol. 1, 1916-1942 (1 volume);
Record of Druggists and M.D. Licenses [Medical Doctor-with index], 1887-1911 (1 volume).

 

Military Records

1887-2000

Series lists those eligible for military service and records the discharge dates of those who served in the military. Series includes eligibility, enlistment, discharge registers, or muster rolls, and may include alphabetical indexes. Information includes name of individual serving or eligible for service; enlistment and discharge dates and codes; residences at birth and enlistment; occupations and ages at time of enlistment; branches of service; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical condition, education and types of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge. Access to military discharge records may be restricted for 75 years by 2009 Oregon Legislative Assembly SB 618.

Prior to 1920 military discharges were recorded in the Miscellaneous Record (Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings). Beginning in1965 military discharges were recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). A separate military discharge index was maintained until 2000.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Discharges [Military-title varies], vol. 1-36, 1920-1965 (36 volumes);
Discharges [Military], vol. 1-36, 1920-1965 (15 reels of microfilm);
List of Persons Liable to Military Duty [trifolded records], 1887-1888 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office Public Research Room:
Index to U.S. Service Discharges, vol. 1, 1919-2000 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
DD 214 Discharge Forms [Military-arranged alphabetically], ca.1945-ca.1951 (4 cu.ft.);
Military Record [List], vol. 1, 1896-1901 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Military Discharges [Alphabetical List-A to L], ca.1945-ca.1951 (Klamath County Museum);
Military Discharges [Alphabetical List-M to Z], ca.1945-ca.1951 (Klamath County Museum).

 

Mining Claim Records

1870-1986

Series documents actions filed with the county related to mineral interest claims. Types of actions include mineral rights and royalty assignments, mineral interest claims, lease releases, interest stipulations, corrections, bills of sale and conveyance assignments, and location notices. Information includes names of involved parties; action types and dates; and volume and page numbers. The series may also include copies of claim location notices giving descriptions and details of individual claims.

Beginning in 1965 mining claims were recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Mining Claims [Records-with index], vol. 1-4, 1911-1949 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mining Record [with index], vol. 3-5, 1946-1963 (3 volumes);
Record [Notice of Location of Mining Claim Record-includes Optometry Record from 1906 to 1919-with index], 1905-1922 (1 volume);
Record of Mining Locations [water damaged], 1890-1909 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office Public Research Room:
Mining [Record-with index], 1933-1946 (1 volume);
Mining Record [with index], vol. 1, 1911-1932 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Vault Room 241:
[Bureau of Land Management Mineral Claim and Survey Indexes], ca.1870-ca.1986 (.25 inch of microfiche).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Mortgage Records

1874-2000

Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.

Since 1965 mortgages have been recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). A separate mortgage index was maintained until 2000.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
General Index Mortgages Direct, vol. 1, 1874-1904 (1 volume);
General Index Mortgages Indirect, vol. 1, 1874-1904 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 1, 1874-1912 (1 volume); vol. 3-15, 1913-1979 (11 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 1, 1874-1912 (1 volume); vol. 3-15, 1913-1979 (11 volumes);
[Mortgage Record-Klamath Water Users Association Stock Subscription and Contract], vol. 7B, 1905-1909 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mortgage Record [Klamath Water Users Association Stock Subscription and Contract], vol. 7B, 1905-1909 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. 1-16, 1874-1917 (16 volumes); vol. 18-85, 1917-1944 (68 volumes); vol. 87-231, 1944-1965 (145 volumes);
Mortgage Record [Water Contract and Mortgage], vol. 7A, 1904-1905 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record Water Right Applications, vol. 17, 1914-1918 (1 volume);
Mortgages [Klamath County], vol. 1-231, 1874-1965 (69 reels of microfilm);
Mortgages [Miscellaneous-trifolded records], 1924-1929 (.10 cu.ft.);
Water Right Applications Mortgages, vol. 7D, 1911-1912 (1 volume);
[Water Rights Applications-Mortgage], vol. 7D, 1911-1912 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office Public Research Room:
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 16-20, 1979-1995 (7 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 16-20, 1979-1995 (5 volumes);
Mortgages Direct [Index], 1995-2000 (3 volumes);
Mortgages Indirect [Index], 1995-2000 (3 volumes).

 

Naturalization Certificates

1889-1981

Series documents the granting of United States citizenship to petitioners. Records include applications, witness affidavits, court findings granting or denying citizenship, certificates, and indexes. Declarations of intention may also be included. Information includes name, age, and residence of applicant; applicant's dependents; date of filing of declarations of intention and petitions; and volume and page numbers where papers are recorded.

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
Naturalization Record [with index], vol. 1-2, 1889-1906 (2 volumes);
[Record of Citizenship], 1923 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Civil Section Area:
Stubs from Certificates of Naturalization, 1907-1981 (.40 cu.ft.).

 

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1872-1962

Series documents the process taken by applicants for United States citizenship in declaring their intention to become United States citizens. Information may include applicant's name, age, physical description, place and date of birth, method of immigration, date and port of entry, names and ages of wife and children, and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Declarations of intention may also be attached to naturalization petitions or naturalization certificates.

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
Declaration of Intention [with index], 1928-1962 (6 volumes);
Declarations of Intention [with index], vol. 1, 1882-1906 (1 volume);
Naturalization Declarations and Finals [Orders], 1872-1906 (.10 cu.ft.);
Record of Declaration of Intention [with index], vol. 1-2, 1906-1928 (2 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Naturalization List [Klamath County-includes references to affidavits, declarations of intention, and petitions], 1889-1929 (US GenWeb Project).

 

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1872-1981

Series documents the application for United States citizenship by aliens. Information includes name, residence, and occupation of applicants; place and date of birth; emigration place, date, and vessel; declaration of intention dates; name, birthplace, and birth date of dependents; and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Accompanying the petitions are witness and petitioner affidavits, oaths of allegiance, court orders admitting or denying citizenship, declarations of intention, depositions, and certificates of arrival.

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
[Application to Take Oath of Allegiance], 1937-1954 (1 volume);
General Index Petitions, 1938-1979 (1 volume);
Journal County Court [includes naturalization], vol. 1, 1882-1924 (1 volume);
Naturalization Court Orders, 1930-1981 (1 volume);
Naturalization Declarations and Finals [Orders], 1872-1906 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Notice to Take Depositions-related to naturalization petitions], 1938-1949 (.10 cu.ft.);
Petition and Record [with index], vol. 1-2, 1906-1929 (2 volumes);
Petitions [title varies-1930 to 1938 with index], 1930-1979 (14 volumes);
Register and Circuit Court Docket [includes naturalization section], 1907-1913 (1 volume);
Transferred Petitions for Naturalization [with index], 1955-1980 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Naturalization List [Klamath County-includes references to affidavits, declarations of intention, and petitions], 1889-1929 (US GenWeb Project).

 

Planning Commission Minutes

1997-[ongoing]

Series documents the discussions and activities of the county planning commission as recorded in the minutes and agendas. Topics discussed include the creation, amendment, and appeal of zoning ordinances and county land use laws; county comprehensive plans; and election or appointment of planning commission members.

In the past the planning commission created no formal minutes. Proceedings were documented on agendas, dispositions, and meeting audio cassette tapes.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office:
[Planning Commission Minutes], 2008-present (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office Storage Room:
BOCC/PC [Board of County Commissioners/Planning Commission Meeting Records-includes some audiotapes, videotapes, agendas, minutes, and related records], 1997-2008 (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Planning Commission Agendas [selected meetings], 2011-present (Internet).

 

Prisoner Registers

1893-1969

Series tracks individuals incarcerated in the county jail. Information includes prisoner identification number; date entered; name, address, age, birth date, height and weight, eye and hair color, and nationality of prisoner; arrest date; arresting officer; crime committed; sentence; bail; court; release date; and remarks. Prisoner registers, which may also be referred to as jail lists, have been inventoried through 1965. Access to portions of these records may be restricted for 25 years after termination of custody by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496(3).

Records at the Klamath County Jail, Second Floor Archives Room:
[Board Account of Prisoners], 1925-1933 (1 volume);
Jail Docket, vol. 2-9, 1927-1969 (8 volumes);
Jail Register, 1893-1926 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Record of Crimes [with index], 1925-1934 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Sheriff's Main Office Building, Lobby Exhibit Case:
Witness Claims [also includes wanted persons mug shots and fingerprints], ca.1923-ca.1925 (1 volume).

 

Probate Case Files

1882-[ongoing]

Series documents actions taken on probate cases brought before the county, district, or circuit court for settlement. Records include wills, receipts, claims, vouchers, petitions to sell, notices of annual accounting, final estate accounting reports, appraiser's affidavits, bills of sale, inventories, fee bills, appraisals, administrator and appointment certificates, and appraiser oaths. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Klamath County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1988.

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 305:
CV [Purged Probate Case Files-with gaps], 1966-1983 (10 reels of microfilm);
PR [Circuit Court Small Estate Probate Files], 1973-1983 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Probate Index], ca.1899-1983 (1 inch of microfiche);
Probate Index [includes small estates], 1984-1987 (.25 cu.ft.);
Probate Tapes [Case Files], ca.1882-ca.1982 (83 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
GC [Probate Guardianship and Conservatorship Case Files], 1957-1988 (15 cu.ft.);
[Probate Case Files], 1984-1987 (6 cu.ft.);
[Probate Case Files-interfiled with other circuit court civil case files], 1988-2002 (ca.355 cu.ft.);
Probate Index, vol. 1, ca.1899-n.d. (.50 inch of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Civil Section Area:
[Probate Case Files-interfiled with other circuit court civil case files], 2002-present (ca.800 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
[Probate Case Files], ca.1882-1982 (107 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Probate, Guardianship, and Name Change Records [Abstract], 1887-1882 (Klamath County Museum).

 

Probate Estate Records

1883-1932

Series documents information recorded about estates probated in the county or circuit courts. Information includes deceased party's name; recording and death dates; residence; name and address of executors, administrators, or trustees; estimated values of real and personal property; inventory and appraisal dates; the estate's value according to the appraisals and to the county court; and the names and relationship of heirs. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases.

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
Probate Accounting & Disbursing Register, vol. 1, 1883-1891 (1 volume);
Record of Estates, 1903-1932 (1 volume).

 

Probate Registers

1882-1988

Series records the actions taken by the county's probate court. Information includes case numbers, estate or deceased's name, administrator's or executor's name, dates and types of papers filed, and memoranda and court orders listed by dates of appointment of administrator or executor. Series may also be referred to as probate journals, dockets, or records of actions. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. In 1986 circuit courts with probate jurisdiction began recording basic case information on the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN). This network functionally replaced probate dockets and journals previously maintained by the courts. The transition to full use of OJIN by all circuit courts in Oregon took approximately two years. Contact the trial court administrator for access to OJIN. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Klamath County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1988.

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
Probate Journal [title varies], vol. 1-68, 1882-1965 (68 volumes);
Probate Register and Index Closed Estates, 1920-1932 (1 volume);
Probate Register and Index [title varies], vol. 1-8, 1882-1943 (8 volumes); vol. 12, 1953-1955 (1 volume); vol. 14, 1959-1961 (1 volume); vol. 16-26, 1963-1983 (11 volumes);
Probate Register and Index, vol. 9-11, 1943-1953 (.75 inch of microfiche); vol. 13, 1955-1959 (.35 inch of microfiche); vol. 15, 1961-1963 (.35 inch of microfiche);
Small Estate [Register of Actions], 1984-1988 (2 binders);
Small Estates Register [title varies], 1973-1983 (2 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 305:
[Circuit Court Journal-includes Probate Journal], 1965-1982 (100 reels of microfilm);
Old Files [Probate Journal], vol. 4-38, 1915-1956 (13 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
[Probate Ct.-Court Journal], vol. 1-4, 1882-ca.1920 (1 reel of microfilm); vol. 38-39, 1956-1957 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Road and Bridge Records

1870-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, general road and highway maps, petitions to have roads constructed or altered, notices, complaints, vacation records, and correspondence. Information includes road numbers and names and descriptions of the activity occurring on the road. Information concerning county roads may be available on the Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) at the county road office. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Public Research Room:
Completed Subdivisions Roads Constructed [includes maps and inspection reports], 1970-present (5.50 cu.ft.);
[General Highway Map Klamath County], 1959 (1 volume);
KIR Easements and Specifications [Klamath Indian Reservation-documents roads], ca.1946-1959 (1 cu.ft.);
Map File of Old Established County Roads [on highway map base], ca.1960 (1 volume);
[Metsker's Atlas of Klamath County Oregon-modified to document road actions-with index], ca.1936 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Road Records [includes petitions and vacations], ca.1914-ca.1973 (2 cu.ft.);
Old Road Records [includes maps, viewers' reports, agreements, correspondence, and related records], ca.1929-ca.1950 (1.20 cu.ft.);
Olive Kinmark [Modified General Highway Maps], ca.1959 (1 volume);
Record County Roads [includes survey information and viewers' reports-with index], 1883-1924 (2 volumes);
[Road Establishment and Map Alphabetical Reference Record], ca.1872-present (5 binders);
Road Maps [with index], vol. 1, 1883-1913 (1 volume);
Road Records [includes orders, resolutions, vacations, maps, petitions, and reports], ca.1920-present (25 cu.ft.);
Street Name Index [alphabetical], n.d. (.50 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 Government Center, Surveyor's Office Vault Room 241:
[Road Action Index-indexes establishment, vacation, dismissed petition, and related actions], ca.1883-ca.1939 (1 binder).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Room 240:
Bridges [Plans], ca.1944-ca.1994 (ca.50 drawings);
Klamath County [Maps-includes county, road index, precinct], ca.1959-ca.1994 (ca.35 maps);
Tube File [Miscellaneous Rolled Maps and Plans-includes road surveys, streets, bridges, quarries, vicinities, highways, market roads, canals, utilities, subdivisions, Running Y Resort, and other subjects], no. I-XI, ca.1913-present (ca.1200 maps and drawings).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes cities, service districts, election precincts, roads, and urban growth boundary], ca. 1980-present (ca.150 maps);
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.);
Road Dist. Maps [District-folded], n.d. (11 maps);
Streets [Case Files-includes road petitions, orders, and resolutions], ca.1955-ca.1975 (2 cu.ft.);
Street Vacations [Road and Subdivision Vacation Records], ca.1916-ca.1996 (4.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room, Side Room:
[Roads Old-Case Files-includes petitions, viewers' reports, field notes, maps, and related records], 1882-1930 (2 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 Web Site:
Codes and Plans [Interchange Area Management Plan], 2012 (Internet);
Codes and Plans [Transportation System Plan], 2010 (Internet);
Codes and Plans [Urban Transportation System Plan], 2012 (Internet).

 

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1858-[ongoing]

Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Public Research Room:
Clover Creek Rd. [Road Survey Maps], ca.1960-1961 (ca.35 maps);
Corner Ref. [Reference Record-to roads], 1976-present (3 binders);
Indian Reservation Maps [includes mostly road survey and engineering maps], ca.1900-ca.1959 (ca.150 maps);
Indian Service Road System Map [Klamath Indian Reservation-rolled], ca.1960 (1 map);
KIR Tracings [Klamath Indian Reservation Road Survey and Engineering Maps-with index], ca.1953-1960 (ca.30 maps);
[Land and Road Plat Book-in large pressboard volume], ca.1953-ca.1959 (1 volume);
Market Road Maps, 1925-1927 (1 volume);
Old County Tracings [Road Survey Maps-with index], ca.1888-ca.1936 (111 maps);
Old Road Records [includes maps, viewers' reports, agreements, correspondence, and related records], ca.1929-ca.1950 (1.20 cu.ft.);
Record County Roads [includes survey information and viewers' reports-with index], vol. 1-2, 1883-1924 (2 volumes);
Record [Road Survey-with index], 1909-1910 (1 volume);
[Road Establishment and Map Alphabetical Reference Record], ca.1872-present (5 binders);
Road Records by Number [Road Survey Information], ca.1958-ca.1965 (3.50 cu.ft.);
Silver Lake Road [Road Survey and Engineering Maps and Notes], ca.1953-1963 (ca.150 maps);
[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);
West Side & Rocky Point [Road Survey and Engineering Maps], ca.1965-ca.1973 (ca.50 maps).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Room 240:
County Roads Alphabetical [includes plan, profile, alignment, and related maps], ca.1933-present (ca.150 maps);
[Map and Plat Index-includes references to road survey information-black book], 1858-ca.1972 (1 volume);
[Map and Plat Rolodex Index-includes references to road survey information], 1858-ca.1972 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Road Survey, Engineering, and Construction Records-alphabetical arrangement], ca.1969-present (18 cu.ft.);
Tube File [Miscellaneous Rolled Maps and Plans-includes road surveys, streets, bridges, quarries, vicinities, highways, market roads, canals, utilities, subdivisions, Running Y Resort, and other subjects], no. I-XI, ca.1913-present (ca.1200 maps and drawings).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Private Office:
[Field Books-to road and land surveys], ca.1881-ca.1958 (ca.150 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Record of Town Plats [includes road plats-copies], vol. 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 2B, 1875-1909 (5 volumes);
Road & Town Plats [Subdivision-includes unbound negative copies], vol. 1, 1875-ca.1907 (1 volume);
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.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room, Side Room:
[Roads Old-Case Files-includes petitions, viewers' reports, field notes, maps, and related records], 1882-1930 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
KIR Road Maps [Klamath Indian Reservation-select from menu on left], ca.1958-ca.1960 (Internet);
ODOT Maps [Oregon Department of Transportation-State Highway Department Strip Maps-select from menu on left], ca.1920-ca.1987 (Internet);
Old County Road Maps [select from menu on left], ca.1883-ca.1928 (Internet).

 

School District Records

1900-1977

Series reports the general and financial statistics of each school district located in the county. Information includes school district number and clerk's name; number of individuals within the district between ages four and twenty; number of teachers employed; number of school houses (owned by the district); number of legal voters; number of libraries and books within each; number of private schools; cash on hand at last report; district tax received from county; state schools funds received; general value of school grounds and furnishings; property values; enrollment; number of students enrolled from outlying districts; school census; and board minutes. Series may also contain school attendance and grade reports and data on students and parents. Records may be titled School District Clerk Annual Report, District Clerk's Book of Records, District Clerk Record Book, or Oregon School Register and Record Book, which is the most comprehensive record of school district activities. School district records have been inventoried through 1965. Access to student records may be restricted by state or federal law.

Records listed in the "Coffee Room" have been moved since the 2006 inventory but were not located in the 2013 inventory. They are believed to be stored somewhere in the Administration Building but this was not confirmed.

Records at the Klamath County School District Administration Building, Financial Records Room:
[Annual Report of a Secondary School-includes various schools], 1942-1962 (1 volume);
Census [Clerk's Semi-Annual Census Report-various districts], 1941-1942 (1 volume); 1947-1948 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 4], 1928-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 6-Weyerhauser Camp], 1935-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 26], 1914-1922 (1 volume); 1917-1922 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 26-Long Lake], 1901-1904 (1 volume); 1904-1909 (1 volume); 1909-1911 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 26-Orindale], 1922-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 26-Round Lake], 1909-1916 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 27], 1924-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 28], 1926-1934 (1 volume); 1931-1936 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 28-First teacher listed: Blanton], 1927-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 28-First teacher listed: Dodenhoff], 1928-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 28-First teacher listed: Hendrickson], 1931-1934 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 28-First teacher listed: Mabtor], 1928-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 28-Grade 2], 1932-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 28-Grade 7], 1932-1936 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 29-Rose School], 1917-1923 (1 volume); 1924-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 31], 1903-1911 (1 volume); 1915-1921 (1 volume); 1919-1922 (1 volume); 1923-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 33 and 71], 1921-1924, 1929-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 35], 1922-1928 (1 volume); 1923-1929 (1 volume); 1924-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36-First teacher listed: Hadley], 1929-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36-First teacher listed: Hunter], 1937-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36-First teacher listed: Seeley], 1930-1934 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36-First teacher listed: Short], 1928-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36-First teacher listed: Varnetti], 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36-Grade 2], 1936-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36-Grade 4], 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 37], 1922-1929 (1 volume); 1924-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 39], 1932-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 41], 1927-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 42], 1921-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 44 and 70], 1925-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 48-Merrill High School], ca.1928-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 49 and 72-Libby School], 1925-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 68], 1926-1939 (1 volume); 1928-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 71], 1931-1935 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County School District Administration Building, Employee Records Room:
Census [Clerk's Semi-Annual Census Report-various districts], 1907-1912 (1 volume); 1913-1918 (1 volume); 1920-1922 (1 volume); 1923-1924 (1 volume); 1925-1926 (1 volume); 1927-1928 (1 volume); 1929-1930 (1 volume); 1931-1932 (1 volume); 1933-1934 (1 volume); 1935-1936 (1 volume); 1937-1938 (1 volume); 1939-1940 (1 volume); 1943-1945 (1 volume); 1950-1951 (1 volume); 1952-1953 (1 volume); 1954-1955 (1 volume); 1958-1960 (1 volume); 1962-1964 (1 volume);
Class Records Bly Rural High School, 1914-1934 (1 volume);
County Unit Minutes of Board Meetings [Klamath County], 1936-1938 (1 volume);
District Clerks' Book of Records [District No. 15], 1900-1902 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 3], 1931-1933 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 8], 1928-1929 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 15], 1903-1915 (1 volume);
Klamath County School District Minutes, 1922-1936 (1 volume);
Student Record of Merrill High School, ca.1928-ca.1939 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County School District Administration Building, Superintendent's Office:
[Klamath County School District Minutes], 1948-1950 (1 volume); 1950-1956 (1 volume); 1956-1960 (1 volume); 1960-1963 (1 volume); 1964-1967 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County School District Administration Building, Coffee Room (Registers: Dist. 2-10):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [Bonanza High School], 1934-1936 (1 volume); 1936-1937 (1 volume); 1937-1939 (2 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [Bonanza High School-Grades 7-8], 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2], 1921-1927 (1 volume); 1929-1934 (1 volume); 1929-1935 (1 volume); 1930-1935 (1 volume); 1931-1935 (1 volume); 1932-1937 (1 volume); 1932-1938 (1 volume); 1934-1938 (1 volume); 1935-1939 (3 volumes); 1936-1939 (1 volume); 1937-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Bonanza High School], 1920-1927 (1 volume); 1927-1931 (1 volume); 1940-1941 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Primary], 1921-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3], 1920-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3-Coffenbury's Mill], 1936-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3-Day School], 1930-1931 (1 volume); 1935-1936 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 4 and 13], 1935-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 4-Olene], 1926-1935 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 5], 1925-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 6], 1919-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 6-Weyerhauser Camp], 1928-1934 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7], 1922-1929 (1 volume); 1933-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Fort Klamath], 1929-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7HS-Fort Klamath], 1933-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 8-Grade 1], 1934-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 8-Grades 2-3], 1935-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 8-Grades 3-4], 1936-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 8-Grades 5-6], 1934-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 8-Grades 7-8], 1936-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 8-High School], 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9], 1935-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Bly], 1921-1922 (1 volume); 1928-1935 (1 volume); 1930-1935 (1 volume); 1932-1939 (1 volume); 1936-1939 (1 volume); 1937-1939 (1 volume); 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 10], 1923-1932 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County School District Administration Building, Coffee Room (Registers: Dist. 11-20):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 11-Pine Grove], 1929-1936 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 12], 1930-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 13-Hildebrand], 1920-1928 (1 volume); 1921-1931 (1 volume); 1928-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 14], 1934-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 15], 1934-1939 (3 volumes); 1935-1939 (1 volume); 1937-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 15-Grades 7-8], 1933-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 16], 1920-1923 (1 volume); 1927-1932 (1 volume); 1932-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 17], 1927-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 18], 1927-1935 (1 volume); 1937-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 19-Worden], 1922-1930 (1 volume); 1930-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 20-Shasta School], 1921-1924 (1 volume); 1925-1929 (1 volume); 1935-1939 (2 volumes); 1936-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 20-Shasta School-Grade 1], 1935-1937 (1 volume); 1935-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 20-Shasta School-Grade 3], 1935-1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 20-Shasta School-Grade 4], 1935-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 20-Shasta School-Grade 5], 1935-1939 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County School District Administration Building, Coffee Room (Registers: Dist. 21-30):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 21], 1916-1920 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 22], 1930-1935 (1 volume); 1931-1936 (1 volume); 1935-1939 (2 volumes); 1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 22-Grade 1], 1935-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 22-Grade 2], 1930-1936 (1 volume); 1936-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 22-Grade 5], 1929-1934 (1 volume); 1936-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 22-Grade 6], 1934-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 22-Grade 8], 1931-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 22-Grades 4-5], 1928-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 22-Grades 7-8], 1925-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 23 and 43B-Lower Swan], 1925-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 25], 1918-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1933 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 28], 1934-1939 (1 volume); 1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 28-Grade 3], 1933-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 28-Grade 5], 1933-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 28-Grade 7], 1936-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 28-Grade 8], 1934-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 30], 1937-1939 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County School District Administration Building, Coffee Room (Registers: Dist. 31-49):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 31], 1938-1939 (2 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 31-Grade 6], 1936-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 31-Summers], 1934-1939 (1 volume); 1936-1939 (1 volume); 1937-1939 (1 volume); 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 34-Upper Swan], 1922-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36], 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36-Grade 3], 1936-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36-Grade 4], 1933-1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36-Grade 5], 1935-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36-Grade 6], 1937-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36-Hunter-Grade 1], 1932-1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 39], 1916-1921 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 43], 1932-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 43-Grades 3-5], 1929-1935 (1 volume); 1935-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 43-Grades 6-8], 1936-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 44-Miller Hill], 1912-1918 (1 volume); 1918-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 45-Bryant Mtn.], 1922-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 49], 1926-1929 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County School District Administration Building, Coffee Room (Registers: Dist. 52-60):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 52-Howard], 1927-1934 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 53-Chiloquin], 1920-1922 (1 volume); 1921-1924 (2 volumes); 1921-1926 (1 volume); 1932-1937 (1 volume); 1933-1937 (1 volume); 1934-1939 (1 volume); 1935-1939 (1 volume); 1936-1939 (2 volumes); 1937-1939 (2 volumes); 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 53-Lemon's Mill School], 1920-1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 53-Room 6], 1937-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 53-Upper Grades], 1923-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 54], 1930-1936 (1 volume); 1937-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 54-Beatty], 1927-1933 (1 volume); 1937-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 54-Beatty-Primary Grades], 1933-1935 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 55-Kesterson], 1926-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 57-Round Lake], 1909-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 58], 1925-1933 (1 volume); 1930-1935 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 58-Grades 1-2], 1934-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 58-Sprague River High School], 1935-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 58-Sprague River High School-Grades 5-6], 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 58-Sprague River High School-Grades 7-8], 1933-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 58-Sprague River-Mr. Heydon], 1932-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 59], 1927-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 59-Modoc Day School], 1921-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 60], 1925-1931 (1 volume); 1925-1933 (1 volume); 1932-1939 (1 volume); 1933-1939 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County School District Administration Building, Coffee Room (Registers: Dist. 62-Unspecified):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 62], 1925-1932 (1 volume); 1932-1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 63], 1926-1928 (1 volume); 1926-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 64C], 1937-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 64E], 1937-1939 (7 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 65], 1927-1936 (1 volume); 1936-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 67], 1936-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 70], 1936-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 72], 1933-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. U3-Bonanza High School], 1932-1934 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [Unspecified District], 1939 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County School District Administration Building, Coffee Room (Other Records):
Student Record of Merrill High School, ca.1915-ca.1931 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County School District Administration Building, Curriculum Director's Office:
Dropped Pupils Through 1942 [Oregon Public Schools Complete School Record Card-Various Districts], ca.1927-1942 (2.50 cu.ft.);
[Elementary Secondary Pupil Cumulative Record Card-includes various districts], ca.1936-ca.1977 (30 cu.ft.);
Old Merrill/Malin Record Cards-Elementary Secondary Pupil Cumulative Record], ca.1931-ca.1959 (.80 cu.ft.);
Permanent Record Cards Very Old [Elementary Secondary Pupil Cumulative Record Card-Merrill and Malin], ca.1920-ca.1959 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Museum, Mary Case Collection:
[Klamath County School District Papers-includes district reports, petitions, and election, boundary, and levy records-boxes 1 to 4], ca.1903-ca.1938 (1 cu.ft.).

 

Superintendent of Schools Records

1888-1968

Series documents the official and financial affairs of the superintendent of schools concerning teachers, students, and schools located in the county. Records include annual statements on the condition of common (public) schools in the county, school district boundary records, school district accounts, and book purchases. Information includes financial information, school curricula, boundary descriptions, and enrollment and attendance data. Superintendent of schools records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Klamath County School District Administration Building, Employee Records Room:
Record [School District Boundary Legal Descriptions], 1905-ca.1912 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers Examined, vol. 1, ca.1888-ca.1928 (1 volume);
School Superintendent's Record of Annual Reports, 1929-1968 (1 volume);
Superintendents' Record of Eighth Grade Examinations, vol. 1, 1909-1913 (1 volume);
[Teacher's County Permit-Stubs], 1919-1924 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County School District Administration Building, Financial Records Room:
Register of State Certificates and Diplomas, vol. 1, ca.1902-ca.1919 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers Employed [with index], vol. 1, 1899-1916 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County School District Administration Building, Superintendent's Office:
Directory Klamath County School District, 1919 (1 volume); 1921 (1 volume); 1935 (1 volume); 1962-1963 (1 volume); 1963-1964 (1 volume); 1964-1965 (1 volume);
History [Superintendent's Reports-includes educational and statistical reports], ca.1929-ca.1960 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Museum, Mary Case Collection:
[Klamath County School District Papers-includes district reports, petitions, and election, boundary, and levy records-boxes 1 to 4], ca.1903-ca.1938 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1504, Public School System [Directory of Schools], 1920-1921 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1858-[ongoing]

Series documents surveys of county land by the county or licensed professional surveyors. Records include log books, field notes, and plats. An index may also be included. Information includes survey dates; who the survey was for; donation land claims; township, range, section, and survey numbers; a history of previous surveys made for the area; descriptions of land, vegetation, and soil; landmarks; metes and bounds of tracts surveyed; and surveyor's names. Plats also include corner restoration marks, scales, dates created and filed, and donation land claim owners.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Public Research Room:
[Assessor's Maps-modified to index surveys and corner restorations], ca.1858-present (13 volumes);
Drawer [Survey Card Index by Township and Range], 1951-present (1.50 cu.ft.);
Field Notes of Surveys in Oregon Klamath Reservation [includes corner restoration-with index], vol. 8-11, ca.1866-ca.1899 (4 volumes);
Government Field Notes, ca.1868-ca.1974 (37 volumes);
Microfilm Field Notes [Survey], ca.1866-ca.1959 (1 cu.ft.);
[Survey Card Index-alphabetical], 1951-present (1.50 cu.ft.);
Survey File [Filed Surveys-reference copies], no. 1-8001, 1951-present (44 cu.ft.);
Survey Index by Subdivision Name [Card], 1951-present (.75 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);
Surveyor's Record [with index], vol. 1, 1882-1907 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Vault Room 241:
16 [General Land Office Survey Plat Book], ca.1858-ca.1911 (1 volume);
County Surveyor Filed Tracings [title varies], no. 1-8001, 1951-present (8001 plats);
Field Notes [United States General Land Office Field Notes-with index], vol. 1, 1858-1893 (1 volume);
[General Land Office-Bureau of Land Management Survey Field Notes and Plats], ca.1865-ca.1980 (12 inches of microfiche);
GLO Plat Book [General Land Office], ca.1858-ca.1911 (3 volumes);
GLO Plats [General Land Office-by township and range], ca.1858-ca.1911 (ca.600 plats);
[Klamath Indian Reservation Boundary Lines United States Survey Field Notes-photostats], 1887 (1 volume);
[Klamath Indian Reservation United States Survey Plats], ca.1927 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Surveys in Klamath Reservation [Indian-includes United States field notes-photostats], ca.1908-ca.1929 (1 volume);
Record [Filed Survey Register], vol. 1-9, 1951-2004 (9 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Private Office:
[Field Books-to road and land surveys], ca.1881-ca.1958 (ca.150 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Timber Land Plats and Estimates [Survey Record], 1911-1912 (2 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Surveys Online [Klamath County Filed Surveys], 1951-present (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Tax Lot Cards

1935-2009

Tax lot cards, which contain official descriptions of real property, are used to track land ownership and lot size and also may serve as a deed reference. Records include tax lot number; the location of the land in reference to township, range, and section; and a description and record of changes to the property, acreage, and land owner.

A large amount of tax lot information has also been entered into a computer system that is accessible at the assessor's office.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Assessor's Office, Conference Room 102:
[Official Records of Descriptions of Real Properties-Tax Lot Cards], 1984-ca.2009 (136 binders).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Assessor's Office, Cartography Room:
[Old Tax Lot Cards], ca.1935-1984 (28 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Klamath County Online Maps [GIS-based-includes zoning, tax lot, service district, voter precincts, cities, communities, urban growth boundary, school districts, and other map layers], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Water Rights Records

1883-[ongoing]

Series documents the authorization by the state and local governments for the use of public waters. Series includes water rights, licenses, and certificates of water rights issued by the state and filed with the county. Records may include alphabetical indexes to the certificates, transcripts, statements, evidence, and other records specifically related to water rights cases heard by circuit and appellate courts. Information includes names of individuals proving water rights; locations of water rights including the township, range, and section number; descriptions of land under such rights; and limitations of appropriations of rights and use of rights (i.e. length of time, usage). Original water rights certificates are filed with the Oregon Water Resources Department.

Beginning in 1965 water rights documents were also filed in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
Agency Lake Tributaries Adjudication Survey [with index], 1927 (7 maps);
Agency Lake Tributaries Jurisdictional Papers, Statements of Contests and Stipulations, 1926-1929 (1 volume);
Agency Lake Tributaries State Engineer's Report [with index], vol. 2-3, 1932 (2 volumes);
Agency Lake Tributaries Statement Proof of Claims [with index], vol. 4, 1928 (1 volume);
Agency Lake Tributaries Water Rights Case Files, 1932 (.50 cu.ft.);
Anna Creek Adjudication [Case Files], 1915 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Anna Creek Evidence and Testimony-with index], vol. 1-2, 1914 (2 volumes);
Cherry Creek Water Rights [Original Evidence and Testimony], 1915 (1 volume, .05 cu.ft.);
Deschutes River Findings and Decree, 1926, 1928 (2 volumes);
Deschutes River Supplemental Findings of Fact and Order of Determinations, 1953 (1 volume);
Lost River Water Rights Determination [Circuit Court Case File], 1912-present (1 cu.ft.);
Old Water Rights [includes maps and notices of water rights], ca.1884-1910 (.35 cu.ft.);
Report of State Engineer Sprague River Adjudication [with index], vol. 3, 1926-1929 (1 volume);
Sprague River Adjudication Exhibits, 1926-1929 (1 volume);
Sprague River Adjudication Notices of Contests, vol. 5, 1926-1929 (1 volume);
Sprague River Adjudication Order of Determination, 1926-1929 (1 volume);
Sprague River Adjudication Original Evidence State Engineer's Maps [with index], vol. 2, 1926-1929 (9 maps);
Sprague River Adjudication Original Evidence/Statements and Proofs of Claim, vol. 4, 1926-1929 (1 volume);
Sprague River Decree of Determination, 1930 (1 volume);
Sprague River Jurisdictional Paper [with index], vol. 1, 1926-1929 (1 volume);
Sprague River Transcript of Testimony [with index], 1926-1929 (4 volumes);
Swan Lake Adjudication Survey Maps [with index], vol. 2, 1949 (6 maps);
Swan Lake Exhibits [with index], vol. 9, 1948 (1 volume);
Swan Lake Findings and Order of Determination, 1949 (1 volume);
Swan Lake Jurisdictional Papers [with index], vol. 1, 1945 (1 volume);
Swan Lake Report of Water Supply and Use, vol. 3, 1949 (1 volume);
Swan Lake Statements of Contests and Briefs [with index], vol. 5, 1948 (1 volume);
Swan Lake Statements of Proof and Claim [with index], vol. 4, 1947 (1 volume);
Swan Lake Transcript of Testimony [with index], vol. 6-8, 1948-1949 (3 volumes);
Tabulation of Claims Filed in Sprague River Adjudication, 1926-1929 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Water Rights Records Storage Cage:
[Klamath River and its Tributaries Water Rights Adjudication Survey Maps-mylar], 2012 (ca.400 maps);
Klamath River Basin Adjudication Claim Files [Water Right-includes copies of older documents], no. 1-734, 1990-2012 (45 cu.ft.);
Klamath River Basin Adjudication Contested Case Files [Water Right-includes copies of older documents], no. 1-286, 2001-2012 (177 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Mortgage [Record-Klamath Water Users Association Stock Subscription and Contract], vol. 7B, 1905-1909 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mortgage Record [Klamath Water Users Association Stock Subscription and Contract], vol. 7B, 1905-1909 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record [Water Contract and Mortgage], vol. 7A, 1904-1905 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record Water Right Applications, vol. 17, 1914-1918 (1 volume);
[Rec. of Water Rights-Record], vol. 3, ca.1949-ca.1951 (1 reel of microfilm);
Record of Incorporations [includes notices of appropriation of water by ditch and irrigation companies-also includes related maps-with index], vol. 1, 1891-1920 (1 volume);
[Record of Incorporations-includes notices of appropriation of water by ditch and irrigation companies-also includes related maps-with index], vol. 1, 1891-1920 (1 reel of microfilm);
Record of Water Right Certificates [with index], vol. 1-2, 1916-1942 (2 volumes);
[Record of Water Right Certificates-with index], vol. 1-2, 1916-1942 (1 reel of microfilm);
Release of Contracts [Water Users], vol. 7C, 1910-1918 (1 volume);
Water Right Applications Mortgages, vol. 7D, 1911-1912 (1 volume);
Water Right Index by Location, 1916-1977 (1 volume);
Water Right Record [with index] vol. 3, 1949-1965 (1 volume);
[Water Rights Applications-Mortgage], vol. 7D, 1911-1912 (1 reel of microfilm);
Water Rights [Record-with index], vol. 1A, 2A, 1883-1914 (2 volumes).

 

Zoning Records

1957-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and implementation of codes and policies relating to the zoning of county lands and to illustrate and locate the various zoned areas within the county. Records include uniform zone codes and ordinances depicting various zoned lands in the county. Information in codes and ordinances includes definition, code/ordinance numbers, purposes, uses, conditions for use, and changes made to codes/ordinances. Maps include area and/or zone descriptions, dates created, scales, and commissioners' signatures. Areas are typically zoned for residential, industrial, commercial, flood plain, agricultural, timber, public and government, and mineral extraction uses.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Board of Commissioners Final Adoption Hearing Exhibits "E" and "F" [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps], 1982 (5 volumes);
Comprehensive Land Use Plan [Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Zoning Maps-folded], 1984 (.30 cu.ft.);
Land Use Planning Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision ordinances], 1981-2008 (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, Planning Division Office:
CLUP/ZC [Comprehensive Land Use Plan/Zone Change Case Files], 1989-present (16 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Wall Maps], 1980-2012 (ca.20 maps);
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 Storage Room:
CLUP/ZC [Comprehensive Land Use Plan/Zone Change Case Files], 1986-1989 (2 cu.ft.);
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps-includes general reference maps-rolled], ca.1957-present (ca.100 maps);
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);
Land Development Code [includes subdivision and partition information], 1981-1982 (1 binder);
Zoning Ordinance, 1972 (1 binder).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office, Counter Area:
[Zoning Maps], n.d.-ca.2010 (11 volumes).

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.);
Tax Lot Maps w/Zoning [Obsolete Zoning Maps-mylar], n.d. (ca.1800 maps);
[Zoning Maps], 1972 (2 cu.ft.);
[Zoning Maps-Obsolete-in green covers], n.d. (7 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Public Works Area 51 Basement Storage Cage:
CLUP/ZC [Comprehensive Land Use Plan/Zone Change Case Files], 1980-1986 (6 cu.ft.);
ZC [Zone Change Case Files], 1973-1979 (18 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Library:
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 Online Maps [GIS-based-includes zoning, tax lot, service district, voter precincts, cities, communities, urban growth boundary, school districts, and other map layers], n.d.-present (Internet).

Inventory by Gary Halvorson, Senior Archivist
Last Update: September 16, 2013

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