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Existing Facilities and Data

Engineering and Development Division of Public Works maintains a variety of records related to public facilities in the public right-of-way. Much of this information is valuable to potential developers of property within the City limits of Medford. The following paragraphs describe some of the information available from the Engineering & Development Division, located on the second floor of the Lausmann Annex, 200 S. Ivy Street. Phone: 541-774-2100.

Sanitary Sewers and Storm Drains

Several sets of bound map books are maintained which show the size and location of service laterals to individual parcels. They also show which parcels are currently being served and which are not.

The locations, alignments, diameters, depths, and manhole locations of public sewer and storm drain mains are also shown on these maps. Storm drain curb inlet locations can be seen as well.

Moratorium Streets

The names of streets which are under a pavement cutting moratorium are available from the Engineering & Development Division. Streets which have been recently constructed, reconstructed, or repaved are placed under a pavement cutting moratorium. If the street is an arterial or collector street, the length of the moratorium is five years from the date of paving. For all other streets, the period is three years.

If a street needs to be cut during that time period, a special fee is required. For arterial and collector streets, the fee is $2,293 per trench. For all other streets, the fee is $1,146 per trench.

A permit is required to cut any public street. These can be obtained at the office of the Engineering and Development Division also.

Traffic Counts

Every two years the Engineering and Development Division generates a new Traffic Volume map of the City. Traffic counts are taken to determine the average daily trips on all arterial and collector streets as well as other selected streets. A color map showing this data is available for $12.00 (hard copy) or $6.00 (digital version) or on our website: Traffic Count Map.

Neighborhood Street Circulation Plans

The City Council has officially adopted two neighborhood circulation plans in the City. The North Medford Neighborhood Circulation Plan was adopted January 15, 1998, and encompasses the area between Vilas Road on the north, Delta Waters on the south, the airport on the west, and Foothill Road on the east, Click here to view the map.

The Southwest Medford Neighborhood Circulation Plan encompasses the area between Stewart Avenue on the north, South Stage Road on the south, Thomas Road on the west, and Holly Street on the east, Click here to view the map.

Click here to view the map to the Southeast Medford Neighborhood Circulation Plan.

Copies of these circulation plans are available at no cost from either the Planning Department or the Engineering & Development Division of Public Works, both located on the second floor of the Lausmann Annex, 200 S. Ivy Street.

Surveyor’s Benchmarks

A vertical control network for the City is maintained by the City Surveyor. Brass disks, 2 ˝” in diameter, are located throughout the City to provide vertical elevation references for local surveyors, builders and contractors.

The locations and elevations of these benchmarks can be viewed in PDF format by selecting  SURVEYOR'S BENCHMARKS in the links column (above, left). They are also available in hard copy or digital format from the Engineering and Development Division of Public Works, located on the second floor of the Lausmann Annex, 200 S. Ivy Street.

Topo Maps

Aerial photographs of the City of Medford were taken in the spring of 1998, 2001, and 2003. From these photos both digital maps and mylar hard-copy maps have been produced and are available to the public.

Digital mapping products are available as follows:

Fee Structure:

  • Planimetric, contour, DTM, and orthophoto coverage per quarter section $45.00 each, 8 max.
  • Planimetric, contour, DTM, and orthophoto coverage, and color photo mosaic, City-wide $360.00
  • City-wide mosaic color orthophoto $40.00


  • Source photography dates for planimetric, contour & DTM data: March 5 and April 16, 1998 and March 12, 2001
  • Source photography date for orthophotos: March 11, 1998 and March 12, 2001 
  • Source photography date for color orthophoto mosaic: May 13, 2003
  • Datum: NAD 83/91 Horizontal, NGVD 29 Vertical
  • Projection: Lambert Conformal, Oregon State Plane South Zone
  • Units: Meters

    Available Formats

  • AutoCAD R2000 planimetric maps, quarter section coverages, +/- 1.5 MB each
  • AutoCAD R2000 planimetric map City-wide coverage, 182 MB
  • AutoCAD R2000 DTM (breaklines and masspoints), quarter section coverages, +/- 2.0 MB each
  • AutoCAD R2000 DTM (breaklines and masspoints), City-wide coverage, 160 MB & 203 MB
  • AutoCAD R2000 title blocks, quarter section coverage, 67 KB each
  • ASCII point files, quarter section coverages, +/- 15 KB each
  • ESRI ArcView shape files, City-wide coverage, 471 MB
  • ESRI ArcInfo gen files, quarter section coverages
  • Mr. Sid image compression @ 10:1 used on orthophotos, TIFF source images are available, 0.5 feet per pixel resolution

    Naming Conventions
    Map designation is by Township, Range, Section and quadrant. Quadrant A=NE, B=NW, C=SW, D=SE. For example, 371W27B is the northwest quarter of Section 27 in Township 37 South, Range 1 West.
    *.dwg = AutoCad drawing file of planimetric map and contour lines.
    *_TB.dwg = AutoCAD title block and legend.
    *D.dwg = AutoCAD drawing file of digital terrain model as breaklines and masspoints.
    *D.pts = ASCII point file for use with the digital terrain model.
    *.tif = digital orthophoto image in TIFF formad; *.sid = compressed TIFF image using MrSID.
    *.tfw = world file for TIFF images; *.sdw = world file for MrSID images.
    *scr = AutoCAD script file defining image limits; *txt = metadata file.


  • Text and blocks sized for 1" = 100' scale plots of planimetric maps
  • Orthophotos delivered with English units (feet) world files
  • Insertion points for all title blocks, planimetric and DTM maps is 0,0,0

    Street Maps

    The Engineering & Development Division updates the City’s street map as new streets are constructed. This map also identifies which streets are arterial and collector streets. Color copies are available in Engineering located on the second floor of the Lausmann Annex, 200 S. Ivy Street, for $12 each.

  • Pittmon street maps of Medford and Jackson County are also available in Engineering, located on the second floor of the Lausmann Annex, 200 S. Ivy Street for $2.50.

Additional Department Information

Engineering and Development Department Contacts

200 S. Ivy Street
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 774-2100
Fax: (541) 774-2552
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

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