Polk County Community Development
Measure37 Information Search
STEP 1: DEED SEARCH
Get a copy of the property's current
Get the property's chain of title
from a title company.
Note: The chain of title is
supporting evidence for the Measure 37 claim. The chain of title issued
from a title company must be turned into the Polk County Community
Development Department at the time of submission of the claim and within
30 days of the title company issuing the report. Label the deed “Exhibit
A”. If there are multiple deed documents, label “Exhibit A-1”, “Exhibit
A-2”, etc., from the most current back through time to the relevant
document of ownership.
* Not Necessarily an endorsement of any
STEP 2: MAP THE PROPERTY
READ CURRENT ZONING DESCRIPTION
STEP 4: FIND HISTORICAL ZONING
Enter the map number (see STEP 2: MAP THE
PROPERTY) of the property in the first
box (i.e. 7.3.9BC or 7.5.20 -
Enter the date the property was acquired(see STEP 1: DEED
SEARCH ) in the second box (i.e.
Click the search button.
Disclaimer: This site is in
progress. We believe it to be accurate. Please contact the
Polk County Community Development Department if you believe the property
you are searching for is not properly depicted.
STEP 5: HISTORICAL ZONING
Select the applicable zone abbreviation
from the drop-down list below. Highlight the zone from
the historical zoning identified
in STEP 4: FIND HISTORICAL ZONING
In the first box (automatically
see STEP 5: ZONE CHAPTER
LOOKUP) enter the zone chapter (i.e.
In the second drop-down box, choose the type of
ordinance change. If you are unsure use the default option 'Select All'.
Change in definition: This represents a
change in the language or text of the ordinance and does not reflect a
change in the zoning of your property. It could, however, change the
uses allowed on your property or the criteria used to determine if a use
is allowed or if the property could be divided or if a house would be
permitted. For example the PA zone was modified to allow restaurants, or
the minimum lot size in the EFU zone was changed from 20 to 80 acres.
Change in multiple properties: This means
that a legislative zone change was adopted and applied to the entire
county by the ordinance. It does not mean that the zoning on all
property was changed, but on specific classes of property. For example,
6000 acres was changed from AF to FF or EFU or TC.
single property: This typically
means that a property owner applied to the county for a change in the
zoning of property and the ordinance implements that request. For
example, Joe Martinez applied to change his property from SR to CG.
Change in definition and
property: This means that a new zone district was initiated or
modified and zoning of property was changed in the adoption of the
ordinance. For example, the FF zone was created and the zone was allied
to 40,000 acres of property that was formerly zoned AF.
: This will show all types of ordinances.
Enter the date (usually the date the property was
acquired) to search for in the last box (i.e. 12/12/1973).
Note: If the property was inherited please
search both the date the property was inherited and then the
date the relative acquired the property. Ask the Polk
County Community Development Department if you have
Click the search button.
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County, Community Development Department - 850 Main Street Dallas, OR 97338-2112
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