Lane County


County Information

Lane County was named for General Joseph Lane, a rugged frontier hero who was Oregon’s first territorial governor. Pioneers traveling the Oregon Trail in the late 1840s came to Lane County mainly to farm. The county’s first district court met under a large oak tree until a clerk’s office could be built in 1852. A few years later, the first courthouse opened in what is now downtown Eugene. With the building of the railroads, the market for timber opened in the 1880s. Today, wood products are still an important part of the economy in addition to high-technology manufacturing and tourism. Lane County government operates under a home rule charter approved by voters in 1962. Although 90 percent of Lane County is forest land, Eugene and Springfield comprise the second largest urban area in Oregon. Oregon Blue Book:
Contact Info
Lane County
275 West 10th Ave
Eugene OR 97401

Records / BOPTA
125 East 8th Ave
Eugene OR 97401

Public Hours: 9am-12pm/1pm-4pm M-F
Office Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Phone: (541) 682-4234
Fax: (541) 682-2303

Records Phone: (541) 682-3654
BOPTA Phone: (541) 682-4275

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