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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 computer GIS database Survey Graphic Index available in the surveyor's office public research area and by paid subscription 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 Recording Office Vault:
Book of Plats [with index], 1852-1886 (1 volume);
Partition Plats, 1996-2006 (7 volumes);
Partition Plats [hanging files], 2007-present (126 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-4649PZ, 1978-1997 (25 cu.ft.);
[Planning & Zoning-Case Files-includes resolutions and other records related to comprehensive plan amendments, zone changes, subdivisions, partitions, and other subjects], no. 4651PZ-5554PZ, 1997-present (8 cu.ft.);
Plat Index Alphabetical [Subdivision], 1850-1996 (1 binder);
Plat Index [Subdivision], 1850-present (1 volume);
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);
Town Plats [Subdivision-copies], vol. 1-29, 1950-1974 (4 volumes);
Town Plats [Subdivision-title varies], vol. 1-45, 1850-present (46 volumes).

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Recording Office:
[Assessor's Subdivision Index], n.d., (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Planning Division Conference Room, Room 2150:
[County Ordinances-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision information], 1957-1978 (4 binders);
Marion County Subdivision Ordinance, 1974 (1 binder);
Ordinances & Amendments [Description Register-briefly describes ordinances related to comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivisions], no. 1-1212, 1957-2005 (.05 cu.ft.);
Ordinances [County-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision information], 1978-present (21 binders);
Subdivision & Partitioning Ordinance, 1962-1995 (1 binder).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Planning Division Office, Room 2150:
Major Partitions [Register], 1974-1982 (1 binder);
Minor Partitions [Register], 1977-1982 (1 binder);
Partitions [Case Files], 2001-present (15 cu.ft.);
Partitions [Register], 1983-present (3 binders);
Plats [Subdivision Register], 1962-1984 (1 binder);
[Subdivision Case Files-alphabetical], ca.1958-present (42.50 cu.ft.);
[Subdivision Plats-with road name notations-hanging files], ca.1970-present (12 volumes).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Surveyor's Vault:
Partition Plats, 1990-present (ca.2200 plats);
Subdivision List [Index-alphabetical and numerical], ca.1850-present (1 binder);
Town Plats [Subdivision], vol. 1-46, 1850-present (ca.2600 plats).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Surveyor's Public Research Area:
Marion County Survey Index [also includes subdivisions], ca.1850-ca.1997 (3 reels of microfilm);
Partitions Alphabetically By Partitioner [Register], ca.1971-ca.1993 (1 binder);
Partitions [Plats], 1990-1997 (6 inches of aperture cards);
Subdivision Index List [alphabetical and numerical], ca.1850-present (1 binder);
Subdivision Maps [Town Plats-combined volumes-copies], vol. 1-4, 1850-1910 (1 volume);
[Subdivision Plat Rolodex Index], ca.1850-ca.1991 (.40 cu.ft.);
Town Plats [Subdivision], vol. 1-42, 1850-1997 (30 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
Cabinet No. 4 Quarter Section & Subdivision Plats [includes land ownership information], ca.1941-ca.1958 (ca.200 plats);
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. 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 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.);
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.);
Townplats [Subdivision], vol. 1-40, 1850-1994 (24 inches of aperture cards).

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