Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clackamas 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.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Docket, 1887-1890 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1892-1894 (1 volume); vol. 6, 1899-1901 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Register [with index], vol. 1-2, 1863-1886 (2 volumes);
Clackamas County Court Docket [Circuit Court], 1845-1848 (1 volume);
District Court Record [Clackamas County Court Docket-District Court], 1845-1847 (1 reel of microfilm);
Record [Circuit Court Docket-serves as a U.S. district court docket until 1859-with index], 1856-1866 (1 volume);
U.S. Circuit Court Docket [serves as a U.S. district court docket until 1859 and a state circuit court docket thereafter], 1849-1866 (1 volume);
U.S. District Court Fee Book, 1846-1854 (1 volume); 1846-1854 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Courthouse, Circuit Court Records Center Room 12:
[Circuit Ct. Reg. of Actions-Court Register], no. 76121-97256, 76.7.1-79.12.383, 1971-1979 (742 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Rec. of Trials [Record-Circuit Court-with index], vol. 3-15, 1898-1977 (3 reels of microfilm);
Register of Actions [Circuit Court Register], no. 4400-76120, 1886-1971 (9 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Circuit Court Off-Site Storage Facility:
Circuit Court Register Pages [includes civil and domestic cases-title varies], 1976-1984 (11 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Register Pages [includes criminal cases-title varies], 1975-1983 (8 cu.ft.).


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