Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Dockets


Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Docket sheets were microfilmed with the circuit court case files for a number of years. See the Circuit Court Case Files series.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Dockets, 1864-1868, 1889-1911 (3 volumes);
Circuit Court Order Book, 1921 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Register [and Docket], no. 4410-12858, 1917-1946 (2 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Registers, 1864-1934 (6 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Docket Circuit Court, vol. 1, 1870-1888 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Register Circuit Court [with index], vol. 3, 1908-1912 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Bar Docket [Circuit Court], 1916 (1 volume);
Court Records Circuit [Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1861 (1 volume);
Fee Book Circuit Court [and Register-with index-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], vol. 1, 1871-1873 (1 volume).


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