Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clackamas 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 Oregon State Archives:
Certificate of Levy [with index], vol. 1-3, 1910-1934 (3 volumes);
Deeds [Tax Sale Record], vol. 80, 1901-1910 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax Certificates [and Lists], 1917-1918 (.10 cu.ft.);
Sheriff's Certificates of Sale, 1855-1864 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Brooks Building, Lobby Exhibit Case:
Sheriff's Sale Record [with index], 1894-1911 (1 volume).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Halon Room:
Certificate of Redemption From Delinquency, no. 1482-1682, 1917-1918 (1 volume);
Redemption Certificates [Sheriff's Certificates of Redemption From Delinquency Sale], no. 1-750, 1908-1923 (3 volumes).


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