Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Sherman County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions


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.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
County Court [Administrative Case Files-includes orders, resolutions, budgets, correspondence, contracts, and related records], ca.1914-present (15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, County Planning Department Office:
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes subdivision and partition case files as well as zoning amendment information and planning commission minutes], 1994-present (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, Extension Service Storage Room:
Draft Zoning/Subdivision Ordinance Update, 1993 (1 volume);
Ordinance 13-12-98 [Zoning, Subdivision, and Partitioning Ordinance Amendment], 1998-2003 (1 volume);
Sherman County Zoning Ordinance, 1979 (1 volume);
Sherman County Zoning, Subdivision, Partitioning and Land Development Ordinance of 1994, 1994 (1 binder).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse Records Storage Building, Planning Records Room:
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Development Records], ca.1968-ca.1979 (2 cu.ft.);
Draft [Subdivision and Land Partitioning Regulations], ca.1978 (.20 cu.ft.);
Proposed Amendments to the Subdivision and Land Partitioning Ordinance, ca.1979 (.05 cu.ft.);
Sherman County Zoning Ordinance, 1968 (1 volume); 1979 (1 volume);
[Subdivision Ord. Amendments-Ordinance], 1979 (.20 cu.ft.);
[Subdivision Ordinance Drafts and Revisions], ca.1979 (.25 cu.ft.);
Zoning Ord Amendments [County Ordinance-includes subdivision and land development ordinance], 1978-1979 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Web Site:
Resident Incentive Program Ordinance [PDF], 2009 (Internet);
Zoning Ordinance [Microsoft Word document], 2003 (Internet).


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