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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Umatilla County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1879-[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.

Since 1866 orders, ordinances, and resolutions have also been included in the County Court Journal and Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office:
Code of Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances], ca.1978-present (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Code of Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances], ca.1978-present (1 volume);
Umatilla County Development Code, 2010 (1 binder);
Umatilla County Zoning Ordinance, 1972-1984 (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Old Basement Office:
Original Development Code [Land], 1983-2003 (1 binder);
Umatilla County Development Ordinance [includes zoning and land division information], 1984-1990 (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Basement Storage Room:
[Umatilla County Development Ordinances], 1984-1985 (.25 cu.ft.);
Zoning Plan Text Amendments [Case Files-includes ordinances], ca.1976-ca.2002 (1.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Misc. Roads [Records-includes petitions, denied roads, resolutions, and related records], ca.1879-ca.1960 (ca.35 cu.ft.);
Planning and Zoning [Records-includes comprehensive plan and zoning map amendments, zoning ordinances, resolutions, petitions, and related documents], 1962-1982 (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Basement Storage Room 13:
Resolutions [Commissioners], 1971-1995 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Web Site:
Planning Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 2000-present (Internet);
Umatilla County Code of Ordinances, ca.1978-present (Internet).

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