Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

Foreclosure Records


Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Delinquent Tax Roll Record [Tax Sales-with index], 1883-1901 (1 volume);
Register of Delinquent Receipts [Tax Sales], vol. 1, 1908-1934 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Deeds [Tax Sale], vol. 39, 1898-1901 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Sale Record, vol. 1, 1896-1908 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Delinquency Certificates [Foreclosure], no. 401-600, 1912-1917 (2 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Delinquent Tax Sales [Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], 1883-1899 (1 volume).


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