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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Land Subdivision Records

1850-[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.

The searchable GIS database Survey Graphic Index includes digital images of survey plats, road survey plats, subdivision and partition plats, aerial photographs, assessor's maps, as well as corner monumentation and other information.

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Vault:
Book of Plats [with index], 1852-1886 (1 volume);
Index to Ordinances [includes zoning and subdivision ordinances], 1957-2000 (1 volume);
Partition Plats, 1996-2006 (7 volumes);
Partition Plats [hanging files], 2007-present (514 plats);
Partition Plats, vol. 1-5, 1990-1995 (5 volumes);
Planning & Zoning [Case Files-includes resolutions and other records related to comprehensive plan amendments, zone changes, subdivisions, partitions, and other subjects], no. 2600PZ-5554PZ, 1978-present (33 cu.ft.);
Register Planning and Zoning [includes references to resolutions related to zone changes, comprehensive plan amendments, subdivisions, partitions, and other subjects], vol. 1, 1958-1984 (1 volume);
Subdivision Maps [copies], vol. 5-30, 1909-1975 (2 volumes);
[Subdivision Plats-hanging files], 2006-present (165 plats);
Town Plats [Subdivision-copies], vol. 1-29, 1950-1974 (4 volumes);
Town Plats [Subdivision-title varies], vol. 1-45, 1850-2005 (46 volumes).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Clerk's Office, Room 2130, Public Research Room:
[Assessor's Subdivision Index], n.d., (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Clerk's Office, Room 2130:
Plat Index [Subdivision], 1850-present (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Building, Planning Division Office:
Major Partitions [Register], vol. 17, 1974-1982 (1 binder);
Minor Partitions [Register], vol. 18, 1977-1982 (1 binder);
Partitions [Case Files], 2007-present (11 cu.ft.);
Partitions [Register], vol. 19-21, 1983-present (3 binders);
Plats [Subdivision Register], vol. 23, 1962-1984 (1 binder);
[Subdivision Case Files-alphabetical], ca.1958-present (45 cu.ft.).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Building, Planning Division Office, Pudding Conference Room:
Marion County Subdivision Ordinance, 1974 (1 binder);
Subdivision & Partitioning Ordinance, 1962-1995 (1 binder).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Surveyor's Vault:
Partition Plats, 1990-2011 (ca.2300 plats);
Subdivision List [Index-alphabetical and numerical], ca.1850-ca.2012 (1 binder);
[Subdivision Plat Rolodex Index], ca.1850-ca.1991 (.40 cu.ft.);
Town Plats [Subdivision], vol. 1-47, 1850-2011 (ca.2700 plats).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Surveyor's Public Research Area:
Partitions Alphabetically By Partitioner [Register], ca.1971-ca.1993 (1 binder).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
Cabinet No. 4 Quarter Section & Subdivision Plats [includes land ownership information], ca.1941-ca.1958 (ca.200 plats);
[City Subdivision Plats-accession no. 09.105], 1859-2009 (4 cu.ft.);
Keizer [Partition, Subdivision, and Zone Change Records-accession no. 90.012], 1959-1991 (2 cu.ft.);
[Major Partition Case Files-accession no. 03.080], 1974-1982 (14 cu.ft.);
[Major Partition Plats-accession no. 03.080], n.d. (5 cu.ft.);
[Minor Partition Case Files-accession no. 03.080], 1974-1982 (17 cu.ft.);
[Partition Case Files-accession no. 00.002.001], 1992 (4 cu.ft.);
[Partition Case Files-accession no. 01.015.003], 1993-1994 (6 cu.ft.);
[Partition Case Files-accession no. 02.012.005], 1995-1996 (5 cu.ft.);
[Partition Case Files-accession no. 04.026.001], 1997 (3 cu.ft.);
[Partition Case Files-accession no. 07.049.005], 1998-2000 (5 cu.ft.);
[Partition Case Files-accession no. 09.039.004], 2001-2002 (2 cu.ft.);
[Partition Case Files-accession no. 12.008.005], 2006 (3 cu.ft.);
[Partition Case Files-accession no. 90.010.003], 1983-1985 (4 cu.ft.);
[Partition Case Files-accession no. 91.004.002], 1985-1986 (4 cu.ft.);
[Partition Case Files-accession no. 92.012.006], 1987-1988 (4 cu.ft.);
[Partition Case Files-accession no. 94.015.005], 1989 (3 cu.ft.);
[Partition Case Files-accession no. 99.043.001], 1990-1991 (7 cu.ft.);
Partition Plats and Subdivision Plats [Case Files-accession no. 10.067.001], 2003-2005 (6 cu.ft.);
Partitions [Plats], 1990-1994 (6 inches of aperture cards);
Planning & Zoning [Land Use Action Case Files-includes comprehensive plan amendments, zone changes, and subdivision and partition records], no. 501-2599, 1969-1978 (17 cu.ft.);
Subdivision Cases [Files-accession no. 10.070.007-008], 1994-1996 (5 cu.ft.);
Townplats [Subdivision-accession no. 91.022.002], vol. 1-40, 1850-1994 (24 inches of aperture cards).

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