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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clackamas County Records Inventory

Justice Court Dockets

1881-1969

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Justice Court Docket [Civil-District no. 4], 1921-1939 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Civil-District no. 4 and 8], 1936-1969 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Civil-District no. 6], 1929-1937 (4 volumes);
Justice Court Docket [Civil-District no. 14], 1909-1915 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Criminal and Civil-District no. 4], 1923-1926, 1929-1931 (4 volumes);
Justice Court Docket [Criminal-District no. 3], 1933-1939 (3 volumes);
Justice Court Docket [Criminal-District no. 4], 1922-1923, 1926-1940 (11 volumes);
Justice Court Docket [Criminal-District no. 6], 1937-1941 (2 volumes);
Justice Court Docket [Criminal-Estacada District], 1906-1914 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [District no. 3], 1905-1916 (2 volumes);
Justice Court Docket [District no. 4], 1895-1898 (2 volumes); 1927-1941 (6 volumes);
Justice Court Docket [District no. 5], 1892-1893 (2 volumes); 1910-1928 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [District no. 11], 1894-1922 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Eagle Creek District], 1881-1885 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Oregon City District], 1886-1889, 1892 (2 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Civil Docket [Justice Court-District no. 4-with index], 1934-1940 (1 volume);
Criminal [Justice Court Docket-District no. 3-with index], 1939-1940 (1 volume);
[Justice Docket-Criminal-with index], 1940-1941 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [District no. 2-with index], 1922-1924 (1 volume); 1924-1928 (1 volume); 1928-1929 (1 volume); 1929-1931 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [District no. 3-with index], 1921-1922 (1 volume); 1923 (1 volume); 1923-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1932 (1 volume); 1928-1929 (1 volume); 1931 (1 volume); 1932-1933 (1 volume); 1933 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [District no. 4-with index], 1921 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [District no. 13-with index], 1927-1940 (7 volumes);
Justice Docket [District no. 14-with index], 1934-1939 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Small Claims [District no. 5-with index], 1929-1932 (1 volume);
Northern Insurance Company [actually Justice Docket Sheets-District no. 5-with index], 1932-1934 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Circuit Court Off-Site Storage Facility:
Small Claims Docket [Justice Court-District no. 5], 1940-1944 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Justice Docket District no. 4-with index], 1896-1897 (1 volume).

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